Esequiel Longoria Rios
April 20, 1926 – July 28, 2019
Esequiel L. Rios, age 93 passed away on July 28, 2019 in Grapevine, Texas. He was born April 20, 1926 in Crockett, Texas to Bartolo and Dolores Rios. Esequiel was raised in Ozona, Texas. Mr. Rios served four years in the United States Navy. He was deployed to the Philippines during World War II and served his country proudly. He married Auora Sanchez in 1951 and the couple had three children. He was a laborer for the Hunsaker Truck Leasing Company where he worked for more than twenty-five years. In his spare time, he enjoyed being with his family and watching westerns. His family and friends will always remember him as being kind, generous, funny, and faithful. Papa was a man of God. His faith in God was constant. He always exhibited characteristics of generosity, compassion, love, a sense of humor, and never had a bad day. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bartolo and Dolores Rios; brothers, Paul Rios, Sr., and Isiah Rios; wife, Aurora Rios; and sister-in-law, Martina Sanchez. He is survived by daughters, Rita Hernandez, Rebecca Marshall, and Ruby Rios; son-in-law, Ron Marshall; grandchildren, Jennifer Marshall, Brandon Marshall, Melissa Krackenberger, Tanner Marshall, Rebecca Hernandez, and Mary Jesse Hernandez; great-grandchildren, Chloe Krackenberger, Stella Krackenberger, Quint Krackenberger, and Peyton Marshall.
- Bartolo Rios, Father (deceased)
- Dolores Rios, Mother (deceased)
- Paul Rios Sr., Brother (deceased)
- Isisah Rios, Brother (deceased)
- Aurora Rios, Wife (deceased)
- Martina Sanchez, Sister-in-law (deceased)
- Rita Hernandez, Daughter
- Rebecca Marshall, Daughter
- Ruby Rios, Daughter
- Ron Marshall, Son-in-law
- Jennifer Marshall, Grandchild
- Brandon Marshall, Grandchild
- Melissa Krackenberger, Grandchild
- Tanner Marshall, Grandchild
- Rebecca Hernandez, Grandchild
- Mary Jesse Hernandez, Grandchild
- Chloe Krackenberger, Great Grandchild
- Stella Krackenberger, Great Grandchild
- Quint Krackenberger, Great Grandchild
- Peyton Marshall, Great Grandchild
- Visitation Thursday, August 1, 2019
- Rosary Thursday, August 1, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, August 2, 2019
Esequiel Longoria Rios
Rita Rios Hernandez
July 31, 2019
Everything that I am and all that I have is because of my father Esequiel and my mother Aurora. All they wanted for us was to have a better life than they had. My papa Esequiel worked changing tires and pumping gas because that’s all he ever knew, work and provide for your family. When I was teaching at Baylor College of Dentistry, he would bless my office door and bless my forehead. My success was his success. He loved his family so much and he would work 18 hour days and and we would take off his boots when he got home.
He loved to sing at Church, mama would get mad because he just wanted to be in front of the microphone.
He loved his grandchildren and gave them all the big jar of coins as he collected them,
He just wanted to be with all of us all the time and that was sometimes impossible.
Thank you my sweet precious papa for being my everything and my hero , my prayer warrior and my everything.
Rest In Peace and embrace mama, nena , and Eloy. Wait for us.. we’ll see you soon ,
Rita, Becky and Ruby
July 31, 2019
My best memory was when Tio Esequiel and Tia Goga would come to Ozona for a visit OR when we would go visit them in Dallas. I remember they spend hours in conversation with my parents and seem to always pick up where they left off in their last visit! As I little kid, I was not very interested in what they were saying, but I was amazed at how detailed their conversations would be. They were the true historians of our families and definitely the glue that held us together...