American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX


Julian Thomas Espinoza

October 24, 1977July 11, 2020

Julian Thomas Espinoza 42 years old of Cypress TX, passed away on July 11,2020. He was born in Houston, TX on October 24,1977.

He joined the Army at 18 years old, which was the best job he’s ever had. Followed by the Army Reserves, National Guard,and Deputy for Harris County Sheriff’s Office. He graduated from Houston Community College and made the Dean's List. In the Army he was an Honor Grad for his SGT Class.

Julian was married to Elizabeth L. Espinoza for 23 years. He was survived by his wife Elizabeth there, two sons Julian Jr., and Aaron Espinoza. Father: Frank Espinoza, Mother: Linda Ruiz, Stepfather: Manuel Ruiz, Sisters: Frances, and Anna Espinoza,and Lynda Espinoza Contreras, Brothers: Frank Jr,and Benito Espinoza. Mother in law Esperanza Machuca,and In-Laws the Machuca Family.

He was a Godfather/ Uncle to two nieces; Adrianna ,and Annie Flores. Uncle to Stephanie Espinoza, Anthony ,and Ethan Contreras, Jayson Espinoza, Jordan,and Isabella Espinoza Today I am going to talk about my husband, my hero, who has passed to who knows where. He left me with two spoiled, stubborn, sons who want to stay single forever. A dog with no obedience who doesn’t even listen to me, a cat who destroys everything and comes and goes as he pleases. But most of all he left me some memories, and everlasting love and the best 26, years of my life. The Man. The Myth. The Legend we’ve met and grown to love. His life was cut short, but he will always be with us. We all have memories of him which will never be forgotten. He was courageous during his deployment. He was the best father and husband he could be. He wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors’ orders and raising hell for forty-two years. He lived his life with no regrets. He enjoyed booze, guns, fishing and all kinds of music. He loved reading all kinds of books. He was always dropping random facts and knowledge. He enjoyed learning, teaching, and discovering new fighting techniques. He loved playing his Xbox even though he would constantly get booted off because of his kind words. He was a homebody who watched all kinds of movies, even the behind the scenes, extras and the director’s cut. Unfortunately, He will not be returning but I know he would want us to continue on this Earth to carry on his legacy. We can only hope that he’s in a better place doing all his favorite things; socializing, drinking, laughing, and reading. We hope that he is reunited with his loved ones and listening to music that soothes his soul and makes his heart content,but maybe that's just wishful thinking. He left detailed instructions for his wife and children; to celebrate his life here and to keep his memories and stories going so that he’s never forgotten and to keep pushing forward. He would want us to be happy on this day. He always wanted the best for his family. He adored and cherished Julian Jr and Aaron. What made him the Proudest, was watching his sons graduate from High School and join the Military. To follow in his footsteps as Brothers in Arms. He loved to give hugs, kisses and if you had a place in his heart, he would tell you I love you. He was never shy about those things. He always felt that he needed to let that person know how much they meant to him. Whether He said it in person or over the phone. That’s just who He was.

Funeral arrangements will be held at 9:00a.m, 08/07/2020 at American Heritage Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website www.americanheritagefuneralhome.com


  • Aaron Joseph Antonio Espinoza, Pallbearer
  • Benito Sylvan Espinoza, Pallbearer
  • Frank Espinoza Jr., Pallbearer
  • Angelo Bernard Espinoza, Pallbearer
  • Angelo Bernard Espinoza III, Pallbearer
  • Ernest Garcia, Pallbearer


7 August


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77038

All Guest Must Wear a Face Mask and Practice Social Distancing
7 August

Funeral Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77038

All Guest Must Wear a Face Mask and Practice Social Distancing
7 August

Committal Service

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77038

All Guest Must Wear a Face Mask and Practice Social Distancing


Julian Thomas Espinoza

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Anna Espinoza

August 2, 2020

For my big brother

You showed me a lot of things.
I learned a lot I didn't know,
But you forgot to teach me one last thing -
How to let you go.
I know you didn't mean to leave me;
Sometimes we have no choice.
I miss being your baby sister,
Hearing my name called by your voice.
I wish I got to say "I Love You"
Before you were given to the sky.
If God could grant me one last wish,
I'd ask to say "Goodbye."
You always meant a lot to me.
I could never love you less,
I know it's true when they say,
"He only takes the best."

Love your baby sister Money

Lynda Espinoza

August 2, 2020

Brother there are no words to describe how were all feeling right now. You will always be our HERO our Protector our Loving Big Brother. I love you Julian I truly will miss you with all my heart love your crazy sister kitty. 💖