Martin Morales

December 5, 1953 ~ March 15, 2017 Martin Morales, 63, of Lodi, California, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at home. Born in Lasara, Texas to Marcelino and Jacinta Morales.

Martin was a humble, hard-working man who enjoyed working out in the open orchards as a tractor driver. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching baseball, especially his Los Angeles Dodgers, fishing, listening to Musica Norteña and going to the casino.

Martin is survived by his loving wife of 39 years and best friend Gloria Padilla De Morales. They were married in Brownsville, Texas on December 27, 1977. Martin was extremely loving and proud of his three children, his daughter Nancy and her husband Miguel Cervantes, and his sons Jorge and Martin Morales Jr., but he especially adored his two grandchildren, Miguel Angel and Ethan Cervantes. He is also survived by his brothers Marcelino, Eleuterio and Jose Morales, as well as many loving brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.


Visitation is scheduled for  2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home at 831 Industrial Way, Lodi, CA, 95240. A Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. also at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home.


A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 24, 2017 in the Chapel of Flowers at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 and Harney Lane, Lodi, CA, 95240.


Burial will take place after the funeral at Cherokee Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of San Joaquin.