Chris, of Bloomfield NM, was born to Jesse Martinez and Tahirih Branch on January 29th, 1993. Chris was the heartbeat of the family. He was very intelligent as well as talented, Music was the song in his heart. He loved ripping Metallica on the guitar, drawing and writing poetry. His most favorite past time was going to heavy metal concerts . He loved fishing, camping and most of all being outdoors. He loved to be surrounded by his family and friends. His proudest accomplishment was being a dad to his beautiful daughter Lilly. He mentored his nieces and nephews and absolutely adored being around them. Christopher was a jack of all trades, he loved carpentry, working in the oilfield, and his latest job as a swamper at C&J. He never knew a stranger because he was always willing to share a hello and encouraging smile. The second you met him, your life would be enriched. His infectious smile and laugh would brighten the room. He was a very friendly and genuine person, with many friends that were his chosen extended family. It didn't matter if you knew him for a second or a lifetime, he would give his shirt off his back to anyone he saw in need.
Chris is preceded in death by his dad Jesse Lawrence Martinez, his uncle Derreck Killen, and his grandmother Vicki Padilla; and grandfathers Rick Padilla; Joe Martinez, Kenny Whittenburg.
Chris is survived by his fiance Shayleigh Englert; Daughter Lilly Dawn Martinez; Mother Tahirih Branch; Brothers Damian Martinez, Draven Watts, Levi Story; Sisters Kyla Martinez and Deziree Martinez and Grandmother Martha Garcia.
A memorial service is scheduled for 3pm Saturday July 29th 2023 at CR 5018 #82 and oficiated by Jason and Jami Blackwell.