Henry "Chuco" Soto Jr.
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June 25, 1949-June 14, 2013
Henry "Chuco" Soto, Jr., June 25, 1949-June 14, 2013. Henry "Chuco" devoted husband, dad, grandpa, brother, and friend passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, June 14, 2013. Born in Merced, California, to Henry and Pauline Soto, Sr. He is preceeded in death by his parents. Henry is survived by his wife Teresa of 45 years of marriage, daughter, Michelle (Soto) Vargas married to Henry Vargas, Jr, grandson, Tyler Vargas, granddaughter, Lauryn Vargas, sister, Irene (Soto) Fisher, and brother, Arthur Soto, and many loving extended family.
Henry was born, raised, and passed away in his home in Planada, CA. He attended Planada Elementary, Le Grand High, CSU Sacramento, and a Police Academy. He worked as a police officer for 10 years in Davis, Ca. He then moved his family back to Merced, Ca and worked as a Tax Preparer for H & R Block and a Dispatcher for Ramirez Trucking for over 30 years. He was a dedicated worker and belived in strong work ethics.
Chuco was a patient passionate gentleman who enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed taking the family on vacations, watching his grandchildren's activities, and spending time with his wife in the backyard. He spent his life devoted to his wife and family. He also took pleasure in watching his wrestling of WWE and classic movies, listening to the oldies, and proud of his Mexican culture.
Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Rosary at 6:00 PM, at Wilson's Family Funeral Home (525 W. 20th Street, Merced, Ca) on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Funeral Services for Henry will be at St. Patricks Catholic Church (671 E. Yosemite Ave, Merced, Ca) at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 21, 2013. Henry will be laid to rest at the Calvary Catholic Cemetary.
Published in Merced Sun Star from June 18 to June 19, 2013