Michael Joseph “Mikey” Martinez, 40, died peacefully at home in Jacksonville on Friday, October 14th, 2022.
Mikey was born in Joliet, IL on Sunday, August 1, 1982. He attended Joliet Township schools and worked various jobs in Will and Cook counties before relocating to Jacksonville, NC in 2005. During 2022, he worked doing house and yard maintenance in Onslow County.
Michaels favorite times were spent reading or at the beach with his dogs. He never walked away from trying to help a friend.
Left to cherish his memory, are his son, Andrew Martinez of Joliet; mom and dad, Lucy and Don de Hagara of the home; sister and brother in-law, Angelica and James Perez with nieces, Gabriella and Kensley of Lorain, OH; father, José Martinez of Joliet, IL; godmother, Karen Blake of Diamond, IL; second mom, Gloria Barton of Joliet, IL; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and by his two canines, Jake (Guy) and Buddy.
Mikey knew that any trip he took back home, he was always welcomed at the home of Aunt Janie Martinez and Uncle Mario Quintero.
The family plans to hold a memorial get-together next summer in IL.
He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.
Coastal Cremations and Funeral Care of Jacksonville