Raul Lopez, 84, passed away March 3, 2018 following a sudden illness. He was born on March 10, 1933 in Brownsville, Texas to Victorino V. Lopez and Lucinda Flores.
He is preceded in death by his parents Victorino V. Lopez and Lucinda Flores Lopez, brothers Pete, Enrique, Victor, Ruben and sister Guadalupe Lopez Antunez.
Raul served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1960 during the Korean War. He was employed by Corpus Christi Naval Air Station where he worked in Supply Building 10 for many years and later retired from the Chief of Naval Air Training Command Headquarters (CNATRA).
Raul was a loving husband, father, brother and friend and will be missed by many. He attended Lindale Senior Center where he enjoyed a game of pool or dominos, and was always eager to volunteer. Raul enjoyed traveling throughout the US with his loving wife frequenting many casinos and other adventures.
He will always be remembered for his quiet nature, love for his family and friends and first to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. We could not have asked for a better husband, father, brother or friend.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Esperanza Solis, beloved son, Raul (Ricky), daughter-in-law Patricia, granddaughters, Sara and Brandi, (Technical Sergeant Daniel), great grandchildren, Landon, Kaylie, Nathan, Seth and McKenzie, brothers, Santiago, Jose (Aurora), Ramiro (Lupita), Jesus, and Rolando (Mary), sisters, Diana Lopez Morales , Ernestina Lopez, Rosalinda Lopez Espinoza (Modesto), Yolanda Lopez Anorga, and many beloved nephews and nieces.
In angel's arms you were carried away. Our memories of love and laughter shall not fade, for inside our hearts you will always stay.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m that same evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at SS Cyril and Methodius Church on Thursday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Seaside Memorial Park at
1:00 p.m., with a reception immediately following at Our Lady of Knock Hall in back of St Patrick's Church located at 3350 S. Alameda.