Emilio Ambriz Carpio

December 6, 1946April 9, 2018
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After a wonderful blessed life filled with love and happiness, Emilio Ambriz Carpio, age 71, of Houston, Texas passed away on Monday April 9, 2018. Emilio was born December 6, 1946 at Jefferson Davis Hospital to Juanita and Domingo Carpio.

Emilio graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1966 where he would later become a devoted volunteer baseball coach. After high school, he served in the Army in the Vietnam War and was a proud Veteran. He worked at the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) where he helped at risk-youth finish school and pursue their dreams.

Loved and truly adored by many, he was a caring father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family at birthday parties, holidays, and barbecues.

In addition to his love for his family, baseball was his passion. He could always be found at the ballpark watching a ball game or coaching his team at Jefferson Davis High School or Lindale. He was a community hero who had an award named in his honor, the Panthers Baseball Purple Heart Award, given to seniors who have demonstrated hard work, dedication, and support to the Panthers Baseball program.

Emilio is survived by his 4 sons, Joseph, David, Chris, and Dominic; 9 grandchildren, John David, Rachael, Tristan, Kaleb, Priscilla, Niko, Ethan, Christopher, and Vanadie; 3 great grandchildren, Noah, Carmello, and Ethan; and 6 brothers and sisters, Epifania, Felicia, Rosie, Johnny, Ray, and Tony.

A visitation for Emilio will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the rosary from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Holy Name Catholic Church, 1920 Marion St. Houston, TX 77009, at 10:30 a.m. followed by the burial at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, 13102 North Fwy, Houston, Texas 77060.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Carpio family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Committment Thursday, April 19, 2018

Emilio Ambriz Carpio

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April 18, 2018


George Gonzales

April 17, 2018

I knew Emilio at Marshall where he was the team QB. He was a high character person, and a great leader for the team. He was always a positive person to be around.
I know you have experienced a tremendous loss, and you have my deepest sympathy.
May the God of comfort help you through this difficult time.
George Gonzales

Aracelis Claudio

April 13, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Don Emilo as a child visiting my aunt Carmen every other summer. He was a good person, he will be missed by many. He and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences to his loved ones, may he rest in peace.

Hernan Martinez

April 13, 2018

My condolences to the Carpio family on their loss. I remember going fishing with him and Tony to Galveston where a good time was held by all. On weekends if bbq pit was smoking, the "Chestnut Gang" would gather at the house on Brooks and Gentry, we'd pooled our money for food and drinks and have a good old fashion neighborhood bbq. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. May he R.I.P. In my thoughts and prayers.
God bless his family.

Pedro v Nieto

April 12, 2018

My condolences to the carpio family, Emilio will be missed by a bunch of kids that grew up playing little league baseball in Lindale little league in the late 90's, we are all grown up now but he thought us everything we needed to know when you stepped in a baseball field, I remember riding in back of his truck all the way to atascosita to go play a baseball game, he thought me how to pitch and I will always thank him for showing me how to play the game, he will be missed, forever in my heart coach Emilio

Virginia Zaragoza

April 11, 2018

Condolences to The Carpio Family. Coach Emilio was an awesome Coach, Friend and Mentor to all the youth he touched. We were all blessed to have crossed paths with this amazing man. My boys are forever grateful for all he did in their lives, just as we are. Coach was there for everyone, just as all BBQ Fundraisers. We love you Coach, you will be missed. The Zaragoza's.