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Hubert Eugene “Mean Gene” Martin Jr. passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 in Abilene, Texas. He was born January 11, 1956 in Albany, Texas to Hubert “Paw” Martin Sr. and Betty “Mimi” Martin. Gene proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1975 to 1979. He graduated from Red Valley High School while stationed in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1977. After serving, he returned home and obtained an Associate’s Degree from Cisco Junior College. Gene married his high school sweetheart Adelia Lopez in Mertzon, TX in 1974. They celebrated 47 years of marriage in November and settled in Abilene, TX in 1979 after his military service. They lived in Abilene for 42 years until his death. While they lived in Abilene, Gene worked in the oil field industry for 15 years and was a car salesman for 24 years until his retirement. He was also a proud member of the Harley Hog Club. Gene enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family, car racing with his son, and riding his Harley with his wife, son and close friends. He loved to feed his cows and take care of his land. He was highly skilled in playing Candy Crush and his biggest hobby of all was watching the Dallas Cowboys, win or lose. Gene is survived by his beloved wife Adelia (Lopez) Martin of Abilene, TX; son, Paul Martin of Big Spring, TX; daughter, Rebecca Alaniz of Ft. Worth, TX; daughter, Amy Elias and husband Kevin of Lewisville, TX; son, Casey McKinney of Odessa, TX; three sisters, Beverly (Art) O’Neal of Mineral Wells, TX, Elizabeth (Hector) Montalvo of Knippa, TX, Kathy Troy of Abilene, TX; eight grandchildren, Adelia and Sophia Martin of Big Spring, TX, Roy (Ruby) Alaniz of Midland, TX, Kayley and Paul Hunter Alaniz of Ft. Worth, TX, Dayton and Ethan Elias of Lewisville, TX, Layne McKinney of Odessa, TX; two great-grandchildren, Raedyn and Raylon Alaniz of Midland, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded in death by his grandmother Bertie Mae Ledbetter of Weatherford, TX and his parents Hubert and Betty Martin of Abilene, TX. A Celebration of Life will be announced to family and friends at a later date.