Paul Isai Martinez, of Roswell, passed away on May 10th, 2020. He was 63 years old.
Paul was born in Roswell on January 25, 1957 to José and Rita Martinez. Paul grew up in both Roswell and Dexter, ultimately graduating from Roswell High School. While at Roswell High, he met the love of his life, his wife Sharon. Together they had four children and would have celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary in the fall.
Paul worked as a machine mechanic at Levi Strauss before its closure. Paul had a love for fishing and could often be found at Lake Van hoping to get a bite. His Sundays were devoted to “the boys”- the Dallas Cowboys. He was a die-hard fan, cheering them on whether they were winning or losing.
Another passion of his was cooking for family and friends. His green chile stew and red chile were the talk of the town. You would never leave hungry if you popped in for a visit.
Paul’s greatest joy in life, however, was his family. He was an incredibly devoted husband, father, grandfather, and son. He was always there for anyone who needed him, whether it be to provide help around the house or to cheer them up with a cheeky joke.
Paul is preceded in death by his father, José, and his brother, Adam.
He is survived by: his wife, Sharon; his mother, Rita; his children, Matt and his wife Jeneva of Roswell, Toby and his wife Maxine of Roswell, Sara and her husband Drew of Puyallup, WA, and Jenny and her partner Cristian of Roswell; his siblings Johnny Martinez and his wife Linda, of Liberty, TX, Mary Martinez of Roswell, Rosalinda Madrid and her husband Moises of Roswell, and Joe Martinez of Roswell; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and his many very loved grandchildren.
As per Paul’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral services.