Martin (Marty” R. Soto

Martin (Marty) R. Soto entered eternal rest on September 30, 2022 at the age of 55 years. Marty was born on December 31, 1966 to Marcelino V. Soto & Josephina Rivera. He was a proud 1985 graduate of Natalia HS. He is survived by: brother and sister-in-law Robert (Patricia) Soto; sister Marcella Soto; nephews Jonathan (Jennifer) Cortez; Isaac (Samantha) Soto; nieces Jennifer (Ryan) Dusseau; Lori Soto; great nieces and nephews Emiliana, Eleana, Zachery, Josiah, Benjamin, Caleb, Zayla; extended cousins and many friends.
Visitation will take place on Thursday October 13, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Southwest Funeral Home, 3946 S. Zarzamora Str, San Antonio, Tx, 78225. Rosary will be recited at 6:30 pm.
Friday October 14, 2022 Funeral Mass will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devine, Tx (108 S. Washington Drive). Interment will follow at Lytle Community Cemetery, Laredo Street, Lytle, Tx.
Marty was a man of many talents. He was a master gardener. He was meticulous with this yard work. He loved planting and nurturing a variety of plants and flowers, especially mandevillas. He loved to sketch and write poetry, and his calligraphy was impressive. He loved the outdoors so he went for many for long walks. He liked to cook. When he worked at Tex-Spice he was well known for his chicken enchiladas that he prepared for his co-workers on special occasions. Another of his favorite pastimes was completing 1000 or 2000 piece puzzles. Marty was a parishioner at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Many will remember seeing him each Saturday, sitting at “his pew” at 4:30 mass. Marty will be missed by many.