Daniel “Indian” Martinez, age 57 of Arthur, Tennessee, departed this life on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Claiborne Regional Hospital in Tazewell, Tennessee.
He was born on February 3, 1955 in Del Rio, Texas to Elicia Partida Martinez and the late Frank Martinez. He was a Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was formerly self-employed as a pipeline welder. He loved outdoor activities fishing, camping and going to the lake. Danny Martinez was a great man and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Tallent Martinez; two daughters, Danielle Martinez of Richmond, KY and Brooke Martinez of Lexington, KY; his mother, Elicia Partida Martinez of Wellington, TX; one granddaughter, Makenzie Curry; a step-son, Joey (Robin) Sewell of Dayton, TN; a brother, Richard (Irma) Martinez of Wellington, TX; two sisters, Molly (Alfred) Castor and Sally Martinez, both of Wellington, TX; also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
Along with his father, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Josh Sewell.
Visitation will be on Monday, January 14, 2013 at noon at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset, Kentucky with his funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Brother Joe Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.
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