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Martin Espinosa

April 17, 1935 — June 27, 2024

Navasota

Martin Espinosa, 89, of Navasota, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in Navasota. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Nobles Funeral Chapel with a rosary immediately following at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Giovanni Nguyen as the celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

Martin was born in San Luis, Mexico on April 17, 1935, to both Leon Espinosa and Cristiana (Alvarez) Espinosa. To this union, seven children including Martin were born. He was employed with the City of Navasota for 15 years.

He was a kind, compassionate, supportive, and reliable individual. Martin enjoyed farming, ranching, serving the community of Navasota, spending quality time with family and friends, and hosting events outdoors. To know Martin was to love him. One day, he met and became later acquainted with his neighbor (who so happened to be a rancher as well), Sotera Sylva. The two of them later married and spent a blissful 60 years of marriage together. To this union, eight children were born: Alberto, Amador, Rojelio, Clemente, Maria, Teresa, Guadalupe, Maria, Juanita, and Ana. 

Preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Cristiana Espinosa; his wife, Sotera Sylva Espinosa; his brothers, Jose Espinosa, Franciso Espinosa, Andres Espinosa; his sisters, Juana Espinosa, Marciana Espinosa, Senovia Espinosa; his grandsons, Alberto Espinosa, Jr., Emmanuel Sanchez, and Felipe Sanchez, III.

He is survived by his sons, Alberto Espinosa, Amador Espinosa, Rojelio Espinosa, Clemente Espinosa; his daughters, Maria de Jesus Sanchez, Teresa Encinas, Guadalupe Ochoa, Maria Ines Sanchez, Juanita Espinosa, and Ana Vasquez; 32 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Jose Espinosa, Francisco Espinosa, Andres Espinosa; his sister, Francisca Espinosa; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Tito Espinosa, Rogelio Espinosa, Jesus Rodriguez, Refugio Sanchez, Clemente Espinosa, Luis Vasquez, Joel Lopez, and Ernesto Sanchez. Serving as a honorary pallbearer is Carlos Vasquez.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Prayer Service

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Christ Our Light Catholic Church

9677 Highway 6, Navasota, TX 77868

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Interment

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

3:45 - 4:45 pm (Central time)

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