November 11, 1953 – January 11, 2020
Michael “Hondo” Hernandez of Coppell, Texas passed away on January 11, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Guadalupe “Lupe” Hernandez and brother, William “Bo” Carrick. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 42 years, Denise, and children Amanda (son-in-law Joshua), Judson (daughter-in-law Jodi), Dillon (daughter-in-law Melissa) and Quinn (daughter-in-law Hannah). He was “PopPop” to his grandchildren Sloan, Rowan, Windham and Isla; brother to Robert, Esther, Tony, Laura, Margaret, Doug and Steve; Uncle Mike to a host of nieces, nephews and cousins and Big Mike to cherished friends and countless others. He was born November 11, 1953, in Brewster County (Alpine), Texas, eventually moving to El Paso, Texas, attending Burges High School where he was a proud member of the football team and Mustang Club. He attended New Mexico State University on a full athletic scholarship where he met the love of his life, Denise. As an accomplished salesman, his career started with Mountain Bell and saw him move through the ranks of Southwestern Bell, AT&T, and eventually Lucent Technologies and Avaya which led him to settle in the Dallas suburb of Coppell. He received too many awards and promotions to count and retired after 25 years. He was a member of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Sunturian Club, and Dallas Country Appraisal Review Board. He was famous for his 4th of July parties, Sun Bowl tailgates, dressing up as Santa and hand painting ornaments for his friends and family. He always had a smile on his face, a joke on his lips, and never met a stranger. A memorial Mass will be held on January 27th at 10am at St. Ann Catholic Church in Coppell, TX. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Michael’s memory to the Mary Crowley Cancer Research center (www.marycrowley.org/donate).
- Mary Crowley Cancer Research
10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Ann's Catholic Church
180 Samuel Blvd
January 18, 2020
Dear Denise, my brother Mike and I would like to send our sincere condolences. Mike was a friend of ours from the Burges days. We have fond memories of him always with a smile. I know he will be greatly missed by you and your families. Love, Maggie and Mike Chisari
January 18, 2020
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Jacklie Clegg Stewart
January 15, 2020
I remember Mike fondly from our days at Burges High School. He was larger than life, charming, funny and always had a kind word for everyone. Although we only saw each other at a few high school reunions, he will always be remembered for the kind soul that he was. May you RIP Mike!
January 14, 2020
To Denise Hernandez and the entire Hernandez Family:
Our family offers it's deepest sympathy for your loss. We pray that God will provide comfort and strength to you in the days and times ahead.
Michael with your help endured and fought the good fight until it was time to join God’s team. He took care, however, to leave a powerful example of love and determination for all to remember.
May Michael’s spirit abide in everyone us forever.
Ann & Colvin Gibson
January 13, 2020
I want to extend my deepest sympathies to all the Hernandez family. Mike's kind soul now has much-needed peace and I pray for your comfort through the days ahead. It was truly a joy and a blessing to know Mike. My most sincere condolences. Love Joanne