SHERMAN - Eutiquio Cruz Sr. passed away to be with his wife on April 2nd 2014 in Sherman, Texas.
He was born to Wulfrano Cruz and Maria de la Paz Hernandez in San Martin San Luis Potosi, Mexico on December 28th 1949. He was married to the love of his life Antonia Cruz for 45 years. He will be greatly missed by his family members and many friends.
Eutiquio's whole life existed of working hard and making his family proud. He was especially proud of the family restaurant and the landscape business. He didn't particularly like the rain because it meant that he was not able to go outside and work.
There wasn't anything in the world he would rather do than work. His life consisted of doing good things for others and helping his children succeed. In his younger years in Mexico he was a soldier in the Mexican Army and trained with the Military.
Although his children would say that he was a very strict dad, his grandchildren would say the opposite. He was a gentle giant. He was known to fall asleep and not get mad at his granddaughter when she decided to draw pictures on his belly.
Many would say he was a strict man but he was only strict when it came to his job. He was extremely passionate about his friends. He was a friendly man and always liked to be surrounded by all of his friends no matter the day.
Everyone knew his daily routines. He would wake up and immediately have his cup of coffee. His special routine consisted of: coffee, work, and The Golden Corral. His priorities were clearly his grandchildren, job, food and friends.
Although he never missed a day of work, he always made time to go out and enjoy himself. You knew when Tiquio was around, he would walk in with his shirt very well pressed and his fancy cowboy hat and boots. He loved being a cowboy, dressing nice and smelling good.
Eutiquio is survived by his 8 children, Esteban Sanchez, Rosa and spouse Efrain Zamora, Linda and Spouse David Lopez, Everardo and spouse Rosa Cruz, Junior and spouse Magdalena Cruz, Francisca Rath, Araceli and spouse Carlos Aldeco, and Adriana Cruz; 25 grandchildren Anthony Prado, Idalia Zamora Khan, Stephanie Orlando, Hugo Zamora, Egan Vasquez, Steven Sanchez, Carlos Vasquez, Alberto Vasquez, Cynthia Sanchez, Denise Cruz, Daniel Zamora, Daisy Prado, Emmanuel Cruz, Erika Rath, Genesis A. Zamora, Josue F. Cruz, Diana Lopez, David Lopez, Jason Aldeco, Kevin Cruz, Mikaela Aldeco, Josue Cruz, Jared Cruz; 13 great grandchildren, 9 nieces and nephews, father Wulfrano Cruz and sister Rosa Cruz and brother Luis Cruz Hernandez.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, April 7, at Waldo Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at Waldo Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Jose Amaya officiating.
Interment will follow at West Hill Cemetery with Estevan Sanchez, Everardo Cruz, Junior Cruz, Efrain Zamora, Emanuel Cruz and Josue Cruz serving as pallbearers.
An online register may be signed at www.waldofuneralhome.com.
Services are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home.
"My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition."