Richard Anthony Martinez

Richard “Ricky” Anthony Martinez, 48, of Waco, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at his residence.

Viewing: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 19, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Celebration of Life Service:  2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 19, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Ricky was born July 29, 1971 in Waco to Lupe and Mary Martinez.  He attended Waco High and then became a local area painting contractor. Ricky was a boxer, loved making money, loved slow jams and was the family joker. He loved his family and spending time with them. Ricky was known for having a heart of gold. One of his famous quotes and one that he always would say is “Make Money, Flip Money”.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lupe Martinez.

Ricky is survived by his mother, Mary Martinez; daughter, Jessica Rodriquez and husband, Edward Rodriquez; daughter, Kayla Martinez and husband, Miguel Morales; son, Richard Anthony Martinez Jr. “lil Ricky”; daughter, Zoey; daughter, Xena; sister, Sissy Martinez; sister, Yolanda Martinez; sister, Monica Martinez;  twin brother, Stevie Martinez; sister, Lola Martinez; sister, Sophia Martinez; the mother of his children, Donna Martinez; grandson, Julius; granddaughter, Ariana; granddaughter, Aviani; and by many other family members and friends that loved him.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Jessica Rodriquez

    I love you daddy . I miss you so much . It’s killing me right now 😭

  2. My heart hurts for his kids u was and will always be in our hearts Big Ricky ❤ it’s not goodbye its I’ll see u later bro n law 😘

  3. Yolanda Salinas and family

    I’m saddened to hear of his passing. He was a good friend to everyone. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.

  4. Prayers for you and ur family at this time of ur loss may god give you strength and comfort

    • Yolanda A Sedillio

      R.I.P. Ricky 😢❣️🙏 Gone too soon 😢 you will be missed 😢💕 My condolences to Donna & kids & Martinez Family may God bring comfort & strength ❣️🙏🙏🙏

  5. 🙏My condolences to the family!

  6. Maynne,.. This is crazy. I known you for so many years,..n was just looking at pics of you..that I have..of you with my daughter Desiray. You were always smiling, laughing, n joking. So chill n laid back. Alot of guuud times. You will missed n always remembered. My condolences go out to your family. 🙏🙏

  7. So much to say, the father of our 3 kids, It wasn’t supposed to be like this but I truly believe that night God call you home; you are free now. Until I see you again love ❤️ Donna Martinez

    • I’m so sorry Donna!!! My condolences
      To you and the kids. I will keep y’all in my prayers during this hard time.

    • Lisa Fraga Hamilton

      Donna, Sissy, Stevie and the rest of Ricky’s family. My deepest condolences go out to all of you. You guys are in my thoughts and my prayers.

    • Sorry for your loss.Ricky was a hard worker and loved spending time with family.Had a sparkle in his eyes for his kids.Love to always call out Donna’s name,he loved his nieces and nephews.Anytime he could help his sister he would ,lived to kissing mom.R.I.P. you be dearly missed.

  8. Mario asebdo wolf

    So sorry for your loss my condolences to you and your family prayers for you and your family Amen

  9. My deepest condolences to his kids and family I had the pleasure of getting to know him and spending some time with him . Ricky truly did have a good heart and loved to help others when he could. I will for ever remember you … 🙏💙

  10. Jessica Rodriquez

    I just miss you so much . I keep thinking this is a nightmare . Why my dad??? 😭😭😭

  11. My sincere condolences to the family. You are in my prayers.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family 🙏🙏🙏

  13. Curry Haliburton

    To the family of Ricky class of 1989 send our deepest sympathy to you.

  14. Jessica Rodriquez

    I miss u so much daddy 😭

    • Sorry for your loss.Ricky was a hard worker and loved spending time with family.Had a sparkle in his eyes for his kids.Love to always call out Donna’s name,he loved his nieces and nephews.Anytime he could help his sister he would ,lived to kissing mom.R.I.P. you be dearly missed.

  15. My sincere condolences. May you rest in peace my dear friend iv known you Since lake waco yrs. May God wrap his arms around all the family. Praying for peace and comfort

  16. My prayers go out to the family he will be greatly missed much love bro

  17. Praying for the family . May god comfort you in your time of need.

  18. Ricky u will be missed ,remember and love always. The times I remember is when we took those summer vacation ,your little family Donna,Jessica ,Kayla ,baby Ricky and your Dad Me and our little family your other little sisters Lola and Sophia going to San Antonio and watching your team The Spurs having a parade downtown,vac. In Houston , going to that country Fair ,and going to the dances ,the club’s ,O yea let me remember when Stevie had 25 th club, that’s when the fun really started you , Stevie and your Daddy always being happy hugging,joking, just being your fun loving self,the three Musketeers just being together laughing (O that laugh ) those were good times for me but most of all you and Stevie and your Dad ,O how Your Dad loved his boys and all his other girls Sissy,Monica,Yoland,Lola and all shine when you were all together and showed off your slillyness And ,hamming it up,That’s what I will miss but now Our Heaven Father God And Our Savior Jesus Christ is holding you and your Daddy so continued your fun in Heaven ,prayers and blessings always to all your family that will miss you here on earth but know that God and Jesus Christ have you in his arms And is taking care of your Family here on Earth,so RIP Dear Ricky and Hug my Dear Lupe for me , Amen your step-mom Annals Martinez ,ps. My heart goes out to his mother Mary G Martinez who I know Loved and adored her son Ricky ,She also feels the same for her other children ,Son Stevie ,Dauther s Sissy,Monica and Yoland it’s this child now grow to be a man needed her the most ,because she knew her other children did well in life she didn’t have to worry about them ,they are doing good and will continue doing good but Ricky ,she just had to do more,that’s a mother’s love got to help the one who need‘s her the most. So I close for now. Love and peace to everyone And I Thank you God And Thank you Jesus Christ for everything, and most of all for you my ,Our Heavenly Father and Our Jesus Christ Amen

  19. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family . I will always remember as the OG on Summer Street, genuinely loved by many. May God comfort and give the family and friends peace.

  20. Condolences to the Martinez Family in this time of loss. May the grace of GOD and of love for each other bring the family peace.

  21. Daddy I love you so much, you will be missed, but we know your not in pain. I know your smiling down on us, telling us not to to cry… I hope the Angel’s know what they have. I love you so much. Love your daughter

  22. Love u brother miss u so much I wish I would I would done more for u it was to soon for u to go but god call u now ur with daddy give him a big o hug miss u brother love u 🙏😭

  23. Jessica Rodriquez

    I still can’t believe ur gone. It hurts so bad I just wish I had one more day wit u… I love u daddy and I miss u more n more everyday 😔😭

  24. To my son , I love you very much. Words can’t express how I feel for you. It hurts me so much that you’re gone but no more Suffering. Just wait till I’m there with you we will be together forever.I miss you so much and I love you so much your mommy

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