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Funeraria del Angel Howard-Williams

1208 South St Mary's, Falfurrias, TX

OBITUARY

Nicanor Benavides Esquivel

January 9, 1945November 27, 2019
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Nicanor (Nick) Benavides Esquivel, 74, of Sedalia, MO passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born on January 9, 1945 in Falfurrias, Texas the son of Miguel and Concepcion (Benavides) Esquivel, who preceded him in death. Nick was a lifelong plumber working for Independent Plumbing, Craig Plumbing and Meyer Plumbing before retiring as the Missouri State Fairgrounds resident plumber in 2007. Living in Missouri most of his adult life, Nick never lost touch with his large Texas family. He spoke to his sisters and brothers often and was able to make a recent visit to see them in person. Nick enjoyed several sports including Mizzou and Chiefs football and watching his grandson Alex play soccer, but racing was his favorite. He traveled whenever he could with his racing family the Cornells and you could often find him near the pits and right in the middle of the action. He enjoyed watching everything from the winged sprints to the Indy cars and never missed watching a Nascar race on TV. Nick also loved playing the lottery, always hoping for the "big jackpot" and still scratching off lottery tickets from his hospital bed in the days before his passing.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death three brothers, David Esquivel, Noel Esquivel, Margarito Esquivel two sisters, Graciela Saenz and Delia Quintanilla and his second wife Cathy Esquivel. Survivors include his first wife Barbara (Diotte) Musslin and their two sons Mark Esquivel (Deidre) of Sedalia, MO and Gregory Esquivel of Oklahoma; stepson Jim (Cheryl) Cunningham of Sedalia, MO. Five brothers, Felix of San Antonio, TX; Santos Esquivel of Falfurrias, TX; Homer (Lisa) Esquivel of Falfurrias, TX; and Hepolito (Azalia) Esquivel of Corpus Christi, TX. Four sisters, Sara (Johnny) Carbajal of Kingsville, TX, Leonor (Federico) Chavera of Corpus Christi, TX, Esther Velasquez of Kingsville, TX, and Eva Saenz of Corpus Christi, TX. Three grandchildren: Liberty Esquivel, Alex Esquivel, and Nikki Huffman(Justin). Great granddaughters Aubrey and Eden and many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank Nicanor's brothers and sisters for their thoughts and prayers during his illness, and at his passing. He will be missed greatly by many. Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm with a Rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams in Falfurrias, TX. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias, TX. Interment will follow at the Falfurrias Burial Park.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, December 7, 2019

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