Charles Manuel Martinez, age 75, of Clewiston, passed away July 29, 2012 in Loxahatchee, FL.
He was born Aug. 4, 1936 in Santiago de Cuba to the late Carlos Manuel and the late Argelia Maria (Vegas) Martinez.
Charlie retired from U.S. Sugar after 42 years. He served as a volunteer firefighter for 25 years with Clewiston VFD. Charles was also a County Commissioner for Hendry County and a translator for Hendry County Sheriff's Office and Clewiston Police Department. He was a Justice of the Peace for many years and performed many marriage ceremonies throughout Hendry County.
Survivors include his wife: Gayle (Baldree) Martinez of Clewiston, Children: Christy (John) Potter of West Palm Beach, Debbie Williams of Colorado Springs, CO and Rick Martinez of Clewiston, step children, Belinda (Rick) Smith of Clewiston, FL: Rebecca (Russ) Langford of Umatilla and Sarah Thompson of Clewiston, brother: Cesar (Patsy) Martinez of Sebring and sister: Isabel (Gaylan) Harrison of Clewiston, grandchildren: Christian Potter, Justin Potter, Alicia Williams, Leah Rose Cunningham, John Carlos Martinez, Chiniah Rose Martinez, Chelsa Gosa, Alan Smith, Kamie Fischer (Caleb Fischer), Wesley Langford, Rusty Langford; Jase Thompson, Jonathan Thompson and great-grandchild: Samantha Fischer.
A gathering will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at The Outreach Center behind The Evangel Assembly Of God in Clewiston. He was predeceased by his first wife of thirty-two years, Rosemary.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.