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Martin Montes Jr.

July 21, 1977 — August 18, 2023


Mercedes - Martin Montes Jr., lovingly known as "Tiny," passed away suddenly on August 18, 2023, at 46 in Pilot Point, Texas. He was born on July 21, 1977, in Weslaco, where he spent the majority of his life, the oldest of five children.

Martin is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Filemon Montes, and his maternal grandparents, Bartolo and Juanita Niño, and his Uncles Mario Montes and Jose Manuel Nino.


He is survived by his parents, Martin and Juanita Montes; daughter, Marlene Montes; son, Damian Montes; siblings, Martiza Montes, Marcos Montes, Marlos Montes, and Marisol Ellis (Austin); nieces and nephews, Aysha Garcia (Fernando Jr.), Roberto Balderas Jr (Adrianna), lan Patlan, Mallorie Montes, Carissa Montes, Mathias Montes, Elliot Ellis, and Eugenio "Emmett" Ellis; great nieces and nephews, Fernando Cano III, Alaina Cano, Adalynn Cano, Roberto "Robbie" Balderas III, Orlando Cano.


Martin was a father to two children whom he loved endlessly. His daughter Marlene will hold onto the memory of his infectious laughter and hilarious jokes. His son Damian loved spending time with his dad, especially when they went on fishing trips. The time he was able to spend with his children meant the world to him.


Martin played the role of eldest well, playfully "picking" on his younger siblings. His sister Maritza would often get 6 am wake-up calls via cash app requests from Tiny, "mándame cash app" was his favorite line. Marcos and Marlos had their share of older brother taunts, like when Tiny would tickle them until they couldn't bear it anymore. Although Tiny loved to tease and play, he set another example of a self-motivated, hard- working, determined young man. He was always the one outside helping and working with his father. Tiny would tell Aysha to blame him if anything went wrong while they were working with dad. He had a kind and caring heart, which his mother was fond of. Tiny would take the time to watch romantic comedies with his little sister Marisol. He would make sure to take the time to spend with all his family and friends.


The family was everything to Tiny, especially his nieces and nephews, who he would always greet everyday and say, "Hey, Friends!". He was their special uncle who never failed to surprise them with candy and small gifts as gestures of his boundless love. They will forever cherish the moments spent with him and treasure those tokens of affection.


In his leisure time, Tiny enjoyed various hobbies and interests. Fishing was one such activity that brought great joy to his life. He would frequently embark on fishing trips with his family. He also enjoyed hunting and barbecuing with friends and family. These

treasured memories created enduring bonds and will forever be cherished by those who had the privilege of experiencing them.


Furthermore, Tiny was a gifted artist and carpenter. His talent knew no boundaries; he effortlessly produced stunning drawings and could construct almost anything. His artistic abilities captured the world's beauty and became a testament to his creative soul.


Optimistic, kind-hearted, and full of life, Tiny brought laughter and smiles wherever he went. His infectious joy touched the lives of many, leaving a memorable mark on everyone fortunate enough to know him. He embraced each day with a positive outlook and a helping hand extended to those in need.

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