Confirmed:Juan Martinez, Veteran US Army (08-21) 8 JAN 21

January 8, 2021 @ 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
220 S Getty St
Uvalde, TX 78801

The family of Mr. Juan Armando Martinez, a US Army Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Juan Armando Martinez of Uvalde passed away on January 2, 2021 at Uvalde Memorial Hospital at the age of 83. He was born on June 16, 1937 in Uvalde to Juan and Eva (Torralva) Martinez.
He married Yolanda Martinez on November 9, 1957 in Uvalde.

He is survived by his daughters, Norma Sharp and husband, Victor Fuller of Angleton, Texas, Cynthia Garza of Uvalde, Lydia Delgado and husband, John and Bertha Ortiz and husband, Gabriel all of Angleton, Texas; sons, Juan Martinez, Jr. and wife, Carol, Ruben Martinez and wife, Elva all of Uvalde, Antonio “Tony” Martinez and wife, Monica of Austin and Andy Martinez and wife, Susie of Uvalde; brother, Rodrigo Martinez and wife Teresa of Uvalde; 27 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Rachael Taylor; son, Armando Martinez; sister, Minerva Mercado, grandson, Matthew Martinez, granddaughter, Angela Casarez, son in law, Joe Garza and daughter in law, Ruby Garza.

WEATHER: Hi 63 / Lo 34, 0% Chance of Rain, 93% Humidity, Wind: 7 mph ENE

REQUESTOR:  Belinda Ybarra, Friend of daughter & Family SPOX – SAPGR Member

STAGING:  8:45 am, Friday, January 8, 2021
220 South Getty street
Uvalde, Texas 78801

BRIEFING:  9:00 am


KSU:  9:45 am

SERVICE:  10:00 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
408 Ft. Clark Road
Uvalde, Texas 78801

KSU:  11:15 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   11:30 am
Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery
527 N Lovers Lane
Uvalde, Texas 78801

RC:   Jim “Red” Hefner

FC:   Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson



1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223