Billy Ray Martinez

November 14, 1941 — July 29, 2023

A Mass of Christian burial to celebrate the life of Billy Ray Martinez, 81, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 307 Hammond Street, Zwolle, Louisiana with Fr. Tim Hurd officiating. Burial to follow the service in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held for Billy Ray on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 9891 Texas Highway, Many, Louisiana. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at the funeral home from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. 

Billy Ray was born on November 14, 1941, in Zwolle, Louisiana to Wesley Martinez, Sr. and Sarah (Ezernack) Martinez. He passed away on July 29, 2023 at his residence in Zwolle, Louisiana. He was a servant of God through his work at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was always willing to lend a helping hand with mass or any work that needed to be done around the grounds. He was employed for General Motors for 14 years where he delivered and hauled vehicles all over the country. He loved his family and friends and would help anyone when called upon. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Sarah Martinez; his brother, James Martinez; his sister, Laverne Longoria; and his nephew, Scott Martinez. Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter, Andrea Webb of Zwolle, LA; his brother, Wesley Martinez, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Coushatta, LA; his nieces and nephews include, Gayle Morgan and husband, Randy of Keithville, LA, Allen Martinez and wife, Susan of Zwolle, LA, Darlene Coker and husband, Kerry of Bossier City, LA, Suzette Anderson and husband, Clint of Many, LA, Eileen McLain and husband, Pat of Stonewall, LA, Brad Martinez of Zwolle, LA, LouNita Rivers and husband, Ben of Bossier City, LA, Anthony Longoria of Benton, LA, James “Jimbo” Martinez of Magnolia, TX, Jackie Martinez of Long Island, NY, Jennifer Martinez of Long Island, NY, and Joe Martinez and wife, Loretta of Stokesdale, NC; his grandchildren, HarLee Possoit, Tras Webb, Eli Rivers, Alec Williams, Kamdyn Remedies, Lilly Rivers, and Chloe Ebarb; along with a host of friends, and other family members. 

Honoring him as pallbearers will be Gary Lee, Steven Lee, Clint Anderson, Roger McCall, Mike Sepulvado (Spur-Cat), and Brad Martinez. Kamdyn Remedies and Sam A. Rivers, Jr. will serve as his honorary pallbearers. 

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