SGM Ralph P. Martinez (Ret), 81, of Vine Grove, KY passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at his residence.
SGM Martinez was retired from the United States Army and a veteran of the Vietnam War having served two tours. He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #10281, Vine Grove, KY and a founder of the Vine Grove Veterans Assistance Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro & Catalina Martinez; two brothers, Pedro Martinez, Robert Martinez; two sisters, Lupe Duran, and Anna Riley.
Survivors include his wife of fifty five years, Dora Martinez of Vine Grove, KY; two children, Peter A. Martinez & his wife, Marie of Chester, MD, Diana Martinez of Radcliff, KY; and several nieces, nephews, family & friend.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY. A V.F.W. service will be held at 11:30 AM, Tuesday at the funeral Home.
A graveside service with military honors for SGM Martinez (Ret) will be held at 12:30 PM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, KY with Rev. Daniel Lincoln officiating.