It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved son, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Leroy Munoz. He passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at the home of his parents in Loving, N.M. Leroy Hernandez Munoz was born June 2, 1964 in El Paso, Texas to Martin and Manuela (Hernandez) Munoz. Leroy graduated from high school in Tulare, Calif. He was an avid athlete who loved to play football, baseball and wrestling. During his senior year he was a State Champion in wrestling that earned him a college scholarship. A few years later he met his beloved wife Mary Tovar Munoz. In their 21 years together they had many happy times and raised a beautiful family. Leroy pursued a career in construction and roofing for over 20 years. He loved coaching baseball and spending time with his family and friends. He also loved to spoil his grandchildren every chance he had. Leroy loved and enjoyed watching his Dallas Cowboys. Leroy will be greatly missed but we know he is in good hands with the lord up above, watching over all of us. He will be forever loved and remembered by all those whose lives he touched. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Munoz earlier this year. Leroy is survived by his children: Larissa and husband Nick Barnes of California, Christina and husband Josh Gonzalas , Nicole and husband Ceazar Mendoza and George and wife April Munoz, all of Las Cruces; his parents Martin and Manuela Munoz of Loving, N.M.: brothers: Martin Jr. and Paul Munoz of Loving, N.M., David and Larry Munoz of Las Cruces and Jesse Munoz of Carlsbad, N.M.; grandchildren: Jett, Aeris Capri, Denver, Jaden, Leland and Amiah; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pallbearers will be: Martin Munoz Jr., Larry Munoz, Paul Munoz, David Munoz, Jesse Munoz and George Munoz. Honorary Pallbearer will be Micheal Munoz. The Munoz family would like to thank The Home Care Connection & Hospice in Carlsbad for the wonderful care they provided to our beloved Leroy.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Sept. 2, 2012