George Vasquez, age 90 of Pecos, Texas passed away on March 2, 2018 in Odessa, Texas.
Visitation will begin Thursday March 8, 2018 from 9:00 am to 9:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Pecos Funeral Home.
Rosary will be held Friday, March 9, 2018 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church at 7:00 PM.
The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday March 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with Most Reverent Bishop Mark Seitz celebrating the mass.
Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery
George was born at Ruidosa, Texas to Jesus and Maria Vasquez on November 17, 1927. He married Lois Matta on December 25, 1950. He served as a veteran of World War II serving in the Air Force. He later owned and operated Terrazas Furniture, which was later renamed Vasquez Home Furnishings. George retired and closed his furniture store in 1999.
On January 7, 1977 George was ordained as permanent deacon for the Diocese of El Paso and was one of the first permanent deacons ordained in West Texas. Deacon George served at St. Catherine's Catholic Church and Santa Rosa Catholic Church as well as the other catholic parishes in the surrounding area. Following his retirement, he continued his service to the Lord by becoming Chaplain at the Reeves County Detention Center 1 & 2 and held that position for 12 years.
Deacon George is preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters, and his son, Thomas Allen Vasquez.
George is survived by his wife Lois Vasquez, his sons David Vasquez, Eddie Vasquez, and Mickey Vasquez, his daughters Suzi Brizzi and partner Bonnie Valles and Milissa Aranda and husband Arthur Aranda, eleven grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Pecos Funeral Home.
The Vasquez family wish to extend their sincere thanks to all the wonderful people for their prayers and support as well as those who provided meals. The family would also like to thank Star Hospice of Odessa for their care and compassion during this trying time.
Services are under the direction of Pecos Funeral home.
George was a very humble person. We will always have him in our hearts. RIP
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Moralespecos, TX
My heart hurts we have lost a good man my heart goes out to my sister in-law and her family.
Gilbert & Melissa VallesAustin, TX
To the entire Vasquez family, you set the example of what good neighbours and friends should be early in my life, my condolences on the loss of George.
Mark WhittingtonEdmonton, Alberta,
I remember Mr. Vasquez while my mom shopped at the furniture store many years ago, he and his wife were always so nice. Deepest sympathies to the Vasquez family.
Bryan AvilaOdessa, TX
Beatriz and I are with you in prayer, our sincere sympathy to the Vasquez Family.
Deacon Vasquez you'll truly be missed
Oscar Machucapecos, TX
Praying for the family. God Bless you all
Rey CarreonPecos, TX
Lois and family so sorry for your loss George was a very loving and caring man he loved the Lord and all of you so much. My prayers and love are with you all.
Theresa OrenEl Paso, TX