Juan Garcia Lopez, 73, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Valley Regional Medical Center.
Born in Raymondville, TX in 1945 to Enrique and Margarita Lopez and raised by Albina Garcia. He lived most of his life in Brownsville, TX.
He learned the meaning of hard work at a young age by working in the cotton fields. He later became a bus driver and mechanic for the City of Brownsville. In addition, he and his wife established Lopez Tamales. Juan enjoyed all aspects of the business especially interacting with his customers.
In his spare time Juan liked to fish and to do carpentry work. His most important activity was spending quality time with his grandchildren. Juan’s great sense of humor would bring joy to anyone’s day and will never be forgotten. On weekends he enjoyed playing loteria at home with his wife and at church functions. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Juan is preceded in death by his parents Margarita and Enrique Lopez, Albina Garcia, Susana Lopez and four brothers, Santana Lopez, Margarito Lopez, Enrique Andres Garza and Tomas Lopez.
Juan is survived by his wife of 37 years Eugenia Lopez; children Lucy Lopez (Eddie) Flores, Ana Cecilia Lopez and Leonel Chinchilla; grandchildren Luis Leonel Saldivar, Dante & Darian Flores, Nohlan, Alexander and his pride and joy Juan Enrique Flores; brothers Severiano (Rosa) Lopez of Blair, OK; Jesus (Rebecca) Lopez of Altus, OK; Moises ( Michelle) Lopez of Altus, OK; Andres Lopez of Olustee, Ok; Sebastian Lopez of Oklahoma City, OK; Estella (Antonio) Hinojosa of Olustee, OK; Raymunda (Joe) Walker of Hemphill, TX; Enriqueta (Armando) Guerra of Blanchard, OK; Inez Bailey of Havelock, NC , sister-in-laws; Lucia Lopez, Hortencia Lopez, Emilia Lopez, an uncle and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 10:00am to 9:00pm with a rosary service at 7:00pm at Darling Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd., Brownsville, TX. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 155 E. Jefferson St. at 10:00am with burial to follow at Buena Vista Burial Park, 125 McDavitt Blvd., Brownsville, TX.
Mi mas sincero pesame a la familia. Las palabras no pueden borrar el dolor que sienten ahora. Asi que les dejo este pensamiento que me a consolado en momentos dificles como estos. Filipenses 4:6,7 dice: "No se inquieten por cosa alguna, sino que en todo, por oracion y ruego junto con accion de gracias, dense a conocer sus peticiones a Dios; y la paz de Dios que supera a todo pensamiento guardara sus corazones y sus facultades mentales mediante Cristo Jesus." Que bueno que podemos orar y pedir la paz que tanto necesitamos en estos momentos de tristeza, para esperar el dia de la resureccion y volver a ver a nuestros seres queridos que descansan en la muerte
Isabel BahenaHouston, TX
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort give you peace at this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
My sincere condolence to the family, A truly nice person .Prayers .May he Rest in Peace
Ray CosmeBrownsville, TX
juan was a great friend father husband but most of all he was GOD son who did what he could for others.Iam proud to have a relative of his whole family word can never take your sorrow away but LOVE n HUGS to all of you
rosalinda valllejo perezbrownsville, TX
With all our hearts, we wish we could be with you all! Words aren't enough during this heart breaking time and just know that we are with you in spirit. We loved Tio Juan so much and hurt because he is no longer here but rejoice because he is finally at a place where we long to eventually be. We love Tia Eugenia, Cecy, y Lucy. ¡Con todos nuestros corazones, deseamos poder estar con todos ustedes! Las palabras no son suficientes durante este tiempo doloroso pero estamos con ustedes en espíritu. Queremos tanto a Tio Juan y nos duele porque ya no está aquí, sino que nos regocijamos porque finalmente está en un lugar mucho mas mejor. Las queremos mucho.
Queta y Kathy LopezSnyder, OK
I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Juan was a great and funny man he will trully be missed and always be remembered in our heart. RIP
Cristina Davila GaloSan Antonio, TX
My husband Antonio P. Sanchez ( passed away in 2004) carwas a good friend of JUAN since childhood, they grew up on the same neighborhood. Juan had a good sense of humor, always joking . May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family.
Carmen O. SanchezBrownsville, TX
RIP primo!! Ya estas donde no sufres. Donde espero que estes con tu risa fuerte y feliz con tu ser queridos
Para tu familia que se queda hasta cuando dios los llame muchas oracións durante estos dias dificiles. God Bless!!
Yolanda Garcia and Richard Santa AnaBrownsville, TX
Tio, we love you!!!
Albina LopezBradenton, FL