Ernesto V. Palacio LUBBOCK- Funeral services for Ernesto V. Palacio, 86, of Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. on Monday December 3, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic church with Fr. Andres Mendoza officiating. Friends and family are invited to the Rosary service tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Guajardo Funeral Chapels. He will be laid to rest in Peaceful Gardens and services are under the direction of Guajardo Funeral Chapels. Mr. Palacio passed into the waiting arms of Jesus on November 28, 2012 while surrounded by his family. He was born February 26, 1926 in Lewisville, Texas to Miguel and Vencilada Mojito Palacio. Ernesto married the love of his life, Carolina Ochoa, on July 17, 1947 in Lewisville. Ernesto worked in the cement industry for many years. He founded Palacio Concrete in 1959. He worked up to the age of 80 before considering his retirement. Mr. Palacio was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic and served as usher for many years. He was also a member of Los Bajitos Car Club. He was preceded in death by his son, Eddie Joe Palacio, in 1978. Survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years, Carolina; his children, Mary Rodriguez, of Lubbock, Raymond (Linda) of Lubbock, Minnie Rodriguez of Ft. Worth, Dora (David) Brown of Indiana, Oralia P. Orta of Lubbock, Diane Carrillo of Ft. Worth, Nansee Crawford of Indiana, Joann Palacio of Dallas, Ernest Jr. and Betty Palacio both of Lubbock; and brothers, Joe Palacio of Austin and Michael Palacio of Pearsall. He also leaves to continue his legacy, 34 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 2, 2012