OBITUARY

Steve R. Rubealcaba Sr.

December 25, 1941October 3, 2021

Steve (Esteban) R. Rubealcaba Sr. was born December 25, 1941, to Guadalupe & Martha Rubealcaba in Lamesa, Texas. At a young age, he moved with his family to Hobbs, New Mexico. He was working at a packing company in Hobbs, when he met his wife, Tomasita. They married in 1957. He then worked several years with his uncle in the construction and concrete business. He left the construction business to work in the oil industry where he started his trucking and heavy hauling career, eventually working his way to a Foreman/Supervisor position with an oil pumping unit company.

In 1970, Steve and Tomasita with their 6 children moved to Dallas, Texas. He continued his Heavy Hauling trucking career driving for American Rigging of Dallas. He loved talking about the Super Heavy loads he moved while with American Rigging. In the mid 1970’s, he joined Wales Transportation and traveled throughout the United States and Canada. When the construction of the Alaskan Pipeline began, he hauled some of the early loads of pipe and equipment into then uninhabited/unpaved areas of Alaska.

In 1977, he left trucking so he could spend more time with his family which had expanded to 7 children. He went to work with his brother Silve in the construction and concrete business. After a couple of years, he decided to go back to what he knew and loved…trucking.

In 1988, with the support of his family, started Rubealcaba Enterprises Inc. To date, is still operating under the management of his sons & family. His trucking career spanned for over 50 years, driving many miles, earning numerous Safe Driving Awards. Over the years he has trained and mentored many others in the trucking and heavy hauling business earning him respect and admiration. Steve leaves us with his legacy in the trucking and Heavy Haul industry.

Steve R. Rubealcaba Sr. passed peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday October 3, 2021. He is preceded in death by his mother and father; daughter, Belinda R Hughes and grandson, Mike Rubealcaba Jr.

Steve is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Tomasita; brother Silve Rubealcaba Sr and sister Dora Rodriguez, daughters, Magdalena Soto of Dallas, Lisa Alcala, husband Eleazar Sr of Coppell, sons Steve Jr. and wife Christina of Dallas, Mike and wife Josie of Dallas, Robert and wife Elizabeth of Garland, and Mario, Sr. of Dallas, 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Steve was a devoted family man. He worked hard throughout his life to support and provide for his wife and 7 children. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed watching games with his family, loved playing dominos and buying “lotto scratch offs”. He also loved old western movies, especially John Wayne movies.

We, his family, will miss him dearly, we love him very much and are thankful for all he did for us. He leaves behind many other beloved relatives and friends. His funny and joking personality will truly be missed.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Vernon Lamont Hughes, Active Pallbearer
  • Eleazar Alcala Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Estaban Alcala, Active Pallbearer
  • Tomas Rubealcaba, Active Pallbearer
  • Pablo Rubealcaba, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Ray Rubealcaba, Active Pallbearer
  • Mario Rubealcaba Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Terrance Levine, Active Pallbearer
  • Erick Aguero Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Isaac Morales, Active Pallbearer

Services

16 October

Visitation

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Laurel Land Funeral Home

6300 South R.L.
Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75232

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
16 October

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Laurel Land Funeral Home

6300 South R.L.
Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75232

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
16 October

Graveside Service

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Holy Redeemer Cemetery

1500 South Westmoreland Road
Desoto, TX 75115

16 October

Celebration Of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn Duncanville

800 N. Main Street
Dallas, TX 75116

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Eleazar Alcala

October 11, 2021

Thank you for so many wonderful years. You always were the perfect role model and I’m going to miss our time together. We will especially miss the Sundays to go over and cheer on your favorite team , The Dallas Cowboys!!!

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