Gerardo “Jerry” Martinez left us too soon on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020, at the young age of 28.
He was born to Guedi Martinez in Aguascalientes, Mexico on November 26th, 1991. He came to the States when he was 6 years old and grew up in Owasso, Oklahoma with his mother Guedi and stepfather Darrell Kramer. He graduated from Owasso High School and continued to reside in Owasso and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Jerry is survived by his mother; two siblings, Mathew and Nancy; two children, Journee and Izaiah; 4 aunts; 6 uncles; and many cousins. A host of friends who loved him dearly also survive him.
He was a devoted dad that loved his children deeply. He was a friend to everyone he met, and he loved with his whole heart. He was always going full speed with excitement and energy for life. Jerry never met a stranger and was the kind of man that would give the shirt off his back. He complimented everyone he met, from drive-thru servers to the people he cared most deeply for. Nobody ever wondered if he cared about them, because he said so openly, and he never parted ways without a hug or a handshake. Jerry was also a passionate longboarder, absolutely loved riding BMX bikes on dirt trails, and was enthusiastically creative. He loved music, painting, and sculpting with clay.
A visitation will be held Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 10 am to 5 pm at Heath-Griffith Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 am, Friday, October 30, 2020, at Jubilee Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma with Pastor David Sears officiating.
Arrangments and Services are entrusted to Heath-Griffith Funeral Home of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Expressions of Sympathy for the Martinez family may be left by visiting www.heathgriffithfuneralhome.com.
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