Amado Pete Martinez

On Tuesday, November 22, 2022 one of Moore, Texas’ all time favorite sons, Amado Pete Martinez, better known as “Rojo”, born November 10, 1968, passed away unexpectedly. His sudden passing is not only an immense loss that will forever leave a void in his family but also to the many close friends he had. Rojo was the kind of guy that if you considered him a friend you always had a true friend. He was living in Lawrence, Kansas when he passed. He never forgot his boyhood roots that were firmly planted in the Moore Hollow area, and his final wish was to have his ashes spread amongst departed family at the Moore Catholic Cemetery and at the 4 Feathers Ranch in rural Frio County so he could be sure to come home one last time.
Rojo dearly loved his wife, kids and grandkids. Him and his wife loved dancing together and always stood out on the dance floor. He was a hands on type of dad always going to the their sporting events, taking them on adventurous vacations, ballgames, fishing and hunting. One particular proud dad hunting moment was last deer season, when he was by the side of his son and his son bagged his first whitetail buck ever – a trophy sized 10 pointer. He loved doting on his grandchildren taking them to the local ice cream parlor for a big ol’ cone of their favorite flavor. He was also over the moon at the recent news of a granddaughter on the way. He was a staunch supporter of his NFL team the Buffalo Bills.
Rojo is preceded in death by his mother Josie Hill Martinez, father Ernesto H. Martinez, grandmother Juanita H. Martinez, aunt Lupe Hernandez.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years Norma Martinez, daughters Josie Martinez Bank (husband Chad), Callee Martinez Hinojosa (husband Ruben), son Aiden Martinez. Grandchildren Champ and King Bank, Davilyn and Evalynn Hinojosa, brother Ernest “Gugi” Martinez, and stepmom Carmen Tellez Roberts.
A memorial service will be held at The Core Church, 1910 Haskell, Lawrence, Kansas on December 9, 2022 at 7pm.