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Manuel Vidal Martinez

January 1, 1938 — September 23, 2021

Manuel Vidal Martinez, age 83, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Baptist Health Deaconess in Madisonville, KY. Mr. Martinez was born on January 1, 1938 in Crowley, Colorado to the late Lorenza and Benerita Martinez. He served his country for 20 years in the United States Army as a combat engineer and was of the Catholic faith. Among many commendations, Retired Cbt Engineer Martinez received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal and the Bronze Star Medal.

He is survived by his wife ~ Joyce Laffoon Martinez of Dawson Springs, KY; two step-sons ~ Bruce (Traci) McKnight and Mike (Darlene) McKnight of Dawson Springs, KY; a sister ~ Maddie Bueno of Colorado; two brothers ~ Joe Martinez and Danny Martinez of Colorado; seven grandchildren ~ Jason (Ashley) McKnight, Tim (Suzi) McKnight, Clint (Halyn) McKnight, Travis McKnight, Rachel Donaldson, Rihana and Ryan McKnight; seven great-grandchildren ~ Jett, Logan, Kara, Wes, Will, Stella and Brady McKnight.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters ~ Stella Vigil and Rita Sisneros.

Graveside Memorial Services for Mr. Manuel Vidal Martinez will be Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Dunn Cemetery in Dawson Springs, KY with Elder Jeff Winfrey officiating. The U.S. Army and the Hopkins County Veterans Honor Guard will present Military Honors during the service. Friends and family unable to attend the Graveside Memorial Service may view on the beshear funeral home facebook page.

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