Jose Luis Mendoza Garcia, age 72 of Ferris, Texas passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico in January of 1948 to the late Cecilio and Florencia (Garcia) Mendoza Cortez. He married the love of his life, Eulaila "Lala" Mendoza on November 26, 1967 in Coahuila, Mexico and together they made their way to Texas to begin their life and family together. Being from humble beginnings, his courage, bravery and selflessness guided his life to success and prosperity. He began as a hired hand at the Rancho Colordo in South Texas, by the border and served at several other Ranches in the Ellis County area, tending to horses and cattle, his last job before retirement being a heavy machinery operator. Luis enjoyed many western shows and movies like High Chaparral, Gun Smoke and Rifleman or anything with Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood and especially John Wayne. He is remembered as a hard worker, dedicated to his family in every way. He was quite a character and sometimes a hot mess! He was the life of the party who's outgoing humor could light up the room and keep everyone laughing. His family will miss him at the family gatherings at the house on Sundays, when he loved to make beans, potatoes and hot sauce, grilling outside, listening to his favorite music and having a beer with his beloved dog Pinta at his side.
He is preceded by his son Luis Mendoza, his parents and siblings.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of nearly 53 years, Eulaila Mendoza; children: Maria and husband Cuco Herrera of Ennis, Blanca Mendoza of Bristol, Maria "Mona" Mendoza and fiance Charlie Spurgeon, Jr. of Red Oak, Juana Mendoza and husband Victor Villasenor of Ennis, Martin Mendoza of Ferris, Anna and husband Jason Charles of Arlington, Miguel Mendoza of Ferris and Mayra Mendoza of Ennis; grandchildren: Adriana, Marcus, Samantha, Christian, Brittany, Joe, Jr., Emily, Jose, Jr., Aiden, Johnathan, Miya, Hayle, Martin, Jr., Cecila, Luis, Lola, Aiden, Briana, Jasmin, Alexia, Angel, Chevy and Karlita; great-grandchildren: Andrew, Mia, Zara, Aubrey, Aadlyn, Leana, Ariana and Kataleya; and siblings in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
Visitation will be 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Green Funeral Home with Rosary Vigil at 7:00 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at the Corpus Christi Catholic Parish in Ferris, Texas.
Interment will follow at 12:00 PM at Ferris Memorial Park North, Ferris, Texas.
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