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LTC (R) Fernando "Fred" Martinez

October 21, 1940 ~ February 5, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

LTC (R) Fernando "Fred" Martinez Obituary

LTC (Ret.) Fernando “Fred” Martinez, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2023. 

Fred was born on October 21, 1940, in Abilene, TX to the late Jose and Juana Reyes Martinez. He graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, where he was quarterback on the football team and was honored to be one of the members of the “Team of the Century”.

After retirement from the US Army, Fred taught in the Ft. Bragg School System. He was an avid golfer and a member of Northwood Temple.  He served as President of the Goodwill Bible Class and enjoyed working with the Dinner Theatre.  He had a heart of gold and loved helping people who could not help themselves.  Fred was a loving husband, father, brother, Papa, and friend to all who knew him. 

He is predeceased by his parents, siblings, Inez M. Chavez. Isabel M. Himanez,  Anita M. Gonzalez, Luis Martinez, Jose Martinez, Jr. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, B. Jean Martinez; son, Jeffrey Martinez; daughter, Angela Michele Brouse (Steven); brothers, Antonio Martinez, Doroteo Martinez; sister Rebecca Martinez; grandsons, Matthew Brandon Martinez and Nicholas Aaron Martinez; and many nieces, nephews and friends

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 20, 2023, from 11:30 to 12:30 pm at Northwood Temple followed by a funeral service at 12:30 at the church.  Burial with military honors will follow at 2 pm at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery. 

Services by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301

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February 20, 2023

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Northwood Temple
4250 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28311

Funeral Service
February 20, 2023

12:30 PM
Northwood Temple
4250 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28311

February 20, 2023

2:00 PM
Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery
8220 Bragg Blvd
Spring Lake, NC 28390


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