González Funeral Home and Crematory

3050 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX


Frank A. Curiel Sr.

December 8, 1947July 20, 2020

Frank A. Curiel, 72, passed away on July 20, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. He was born December 8, 1947 in Waco, Texas to Lucia Arebalo Curiel and Frank K. Curiel. He married Vickie Hernandez in 1970 and the couple had two children. He was a truck driver and his last job was working in 1985 for Continental Electronics located on Buckner Blvd. in Dallas.

In his spare time, Frank enjoyed reading, watching television, being with friends, and enjoying classic country music. When you want to remember Mr. Curiel, take a moment to listen to the greatest hits of his two favorite artists, Augustine Ramirez and George Jones. His family and friends will always remember him as a jokester, caring, helpful and the Godfather. His favorite animal was elephants. Mr. Curiel got close to Christ and the Bible during the past four weeks in Oak Cliff. As a result, we know he is with our heavenly Father and Christ in heaven for all eternity, twenty-one years 4 ever.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lucy and Frank Curiel; brothers, Richard Ramos and Robert Cantu; sisters, Janie Ortiz and Beatrice Perez.

He is survived by his two sons, Franke and Jesse Curiel; siblings, Chris C., Mary P., Christina C., Tony R., Joann W., Janette V.; grandchildren, Michael C., Alexis C., Jacob C., and Jordan Curiel.

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Frank A. Curiel Sr.

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Javier Ortiz

July 28, 2020

Love you Frank you will be missed.😔💙

Vickie Hernandez

July 28, 2020

Frank I am so sorry that u had to leave us so soon. You and I had a connection and that was with our sons Frank and Jesse. Now that you’re gone I guess I have to see it alone. No one cared about our kids like you did. Together we will be in heaven and happy. Now go home with our Heavily Father and rest.

Frank Curiel Jr.

July 28, 2020

Grandma's 2 favorites are both with her now, Dad & Tia Beatrice.His last 2 chapters were Mark 13 & 14. Someone denied Knowing Jesus , let's get to know Him & never deny Him cause these End Times aren't called that for nothing.I know my DAD wasn't scared or in real hurting pain when he went cause Jesus was hugging his spirit before it left him. And then carried him off to Heaven ! For the first 23 yrs. he lived in Waco & then West & East Dallas. Then from '71-'76 he lived in Oak Cliff, & then for 44 yrs. the Grove was his home, & on May 4th he was finally able to get close to Christ cause he moved back to the new O.C. Texas for 10 wks. It felt like the 1980s again back when I went to Florence & Samuel. In 1980 at almost 10 I wrote him a 1 page miss & love you letter & he kept it for 35 yrs & 5yrs ago he gave It back to me. I didn't know what he had given me until I found It looking for pictures of him. I'm very thankful for my dad & now I need to get in good with Our Heavenly Father so I can spend 10 Zillion wks & more with my DADDY!!!! Franke CURIEL Jr.

Michelle Ramos

July 27, 2020

Rest In Peace Tio Frank. I thank GOD for you and for all the good times and the good laughs we had with you around (never a dull moment). Thanks for the talks and always being there and helping when I needed help the most. Even though you never let me forget it with your favorite quote "got you on the book girl", I appreciated you. Life won't be the same without you tio, we will miss you!!!

Sending my deepest condolences to my cousins Franke & Jessie, I love you both! Prayers for strength and comfort!

Love your Niece
Michelle XOXOXO

Jesse Curiel

July 27, 2020

Daddy this is a picture of you and mama holding me. I love you daddy.

Maria R. Perez

July 27, 2020

Brother. I will always Love U & Never forget U. I'm so heart broken & God assured me You're in A Better Place & At Peace. RIH Frank. Till we meet again. ❤ Maria

Jesse Curiel

July 26, 2020

Daddy it’s me Jessie and I just want to tell you that I love you and I always will. No matter what went on in our lives you always knew (I made sure) that I loved you very much. You are my daddy and no one will ever take your place. It’s hard to believe that you won’t be here anymore. No truer lyric was ever written when they said, “you don’t know what you got till it’s gone.” Well I knew what I had Daddy. No one will ever know the serious talks that we had and how things you taught me and instilled in me I shared with my children. Things weren’t always great between us and I’d be lying if I said they were but we never doubted each other‘s love. I’m gonna miss you so much Daddy. You brought a lot of joy and a lot of bad jokes (ha) to all of us. The greatest happiest memory I have is you, Frankie and myself walking around Crawford park in Pleasant Grove. You had both of us laughing so hard I think we were crying. The jokes you were coming up with on that day are the best you’ve ever done. I believe that you tried at times to be a good daddy. Well you were. The greatest gift I believe a parent can give their children is to teach them about “God and his son Lord Jesus Christ.” That’s what you did Daddy even though you did it sometimes when you were drunk. It didn’t matter to me. All that mattered was that I was learning about something great that can save my soul. In our private talks you talked to me about being a good man and how to behave as one. Although sometimes your advice was questionable that’s just how you were daddy Although sometimes your teachings were questionable that’s just how you were Daddy. No one will ever know the conversations we had and the jokes we shared. I truly am going to miss you. You will always be my daddy. Goodbye Daddy.