Julio Anthony Esparza, Sr.
Julio A. Esparza Sr. passed away peacefully on August 16, 2020 in Galveston, Texas.
He was born in Gonzales, Texas on March 28, 1949 to parents, Leonisia Marquez and Paulito Patina. He was a long-time resident of Galveston, Texas and retired Longshoreman from Local 20 I.L.A after thirty-seven years.
Julio loved to play cards “July is in “, his sports teams were the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Astros. He enjoyed playing bingo and going fishing with his kids and grandkids.
Julio is preceded in death by his parents, Leonisia Marquez, Paulito Patina & Jose Marquez; brothers, Salvador & Paulino Patina, and brother-in-law, Toni Romero.
Julio is survived by loving wife of fifty-one years, Janie Esparza; children, Julio A. Esparza Jr., Monica Esparza husband and Salvador Rivera, Ronnie Esparza, Lupe Garza and husband Gustavo, Jesse Salinas and wife Beatrice, Mario Salinas and wife Anna, Albert Salinas and wife Audrey; nineteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren; brothers, Martin Patina, Cruz Patina and wife Rita, Andrew Rios and wife Reyna, Paul Esparza; sisters, Aurora Hernandez, Dolores Richards and husband John, Patricia Romero, Rachel Rios, Amanda Gilbert and husband Timothy, Mary Limones and Paula Patina and numerous nieces and nephews.
Acting as Pallbearers are Jimmy Limones Jr.,Joseph Limones, Sr., Mark A. Esparza, Albert Salinas Jr., Mario Salinas Jr., Eric Salinas, Jesse Salinas Jr., and Gilbert Carrasco Jr., Ronnie Esparza, Jr. and JohnnyRay Rivera.
Guests are invited to share in a Celebration of Life Visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, TX 77591. Funeral Services will start at 11:00 a.m., with Interment to follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.