OBITUARY

Jose "Junior" Antonio Pabon Jr.

August 26, 1982September 19, 2019
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A Funeral Mass for Jose Antonio Pabon Jr. of Killeen will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church at 1 PM. He was born August 26, 1982 and passed in Killeen, Texas September 19, 2019 He was the husband of Jennifer Pabón-Colón they shared 13 year of marriage together. Jose was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Nelly Berastain and Jose Antonio Pabon Alvarez. In 2007 he joined the military, since then he deployed twice to Afghanistan and was stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Carson, CO and Fort Hood, Texas. He was an avid fan of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family, whether it be at the lake barbecuing or playing catch in the back yard. He will be remembered for his generosity and will for helping others. He is survived by his wife and children. The family will receive friends at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home on Monday, September 30, 2019.

Services

  • Visitation With Rosary at 7:00 PM

    Monday, September 30, 2019

  • Service

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

  • Burial

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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Valerie Loop

October 4, 2019

Jr. you have been a part of our family and our lives for 23 years. You were always our Superman. You have been such an inspiration to us just being the most amazing young man that you were. You have left a hole in our hearts but I know that you will be the angel sitting on my shoulder for the rest of my life. It has been and honor and a privilege to have you in our family. You are the most amazing dad, son, husband and friend that could ever be. I have absolutely nothing but wonderful memories of you. Dad and I love you with all our hearts. Rest In Peace my son. Until we meet again. Love mom

Cynthia Jaime

October 3, 2019

I am saddened with the news of your passing. I still remember meeting you in junior high good old Edison in orchestra. Good times wonderful memories and we spend so many times and we were able to become best friend. Then you moved away but thankfully social media found us again and we were able to keep in touch off and on. I was able to meet your beautiful family through pic and see how proud father/husband u had become. Always had a caring heart. you will be missed .. but you wont be forgotten. RIP my friend...thank you for your service.. your one of my role models and a hero . My prayers to his family and my sincere condolences

Avery Wilson

October 3, 2019

The first time I met Jose we were in Jr Highschool in orchestra class he was just as jovial and full of laughter as can be and from that time on we grew to have a bond that would last us through the years , as we got older life would happen to us and we would go up to be the men that we are today, we would always try our best to keep in touch or always wonder how one was doing from the other I am very sad to hear of the loss of not only my friend who I’ve known for years but my brother who I shared so many secrets and dreams and times with. I know that he is in a better place and that’s is no longer in pain or suffering I pray the peace of understanding and comfort for his family he has left behind and I pray that God deliver true healing for the loss of such a great and loving man. The memories that I have from long ago until know will help me to not be so lost and full of sorrow for I know that even though weeping may endure for just this brief moment that when the sun rises the next day Joy will be great in the morning. It is my prayer for all those who Jose has touched know that even in the event of Jose’s transition that he is still among us in spirit so when you feel sad and lonely just call on his name and as the sun appears to shine you will see his great smile again

Nelly Berastain

October 1, 2019

Hijo desde él día qué recibí la noticia de qué iba hacer madre por segunda vez comense a amarte y te seguire amando hasta qué nos volvamos a encontrar én ése maravilloso lugar dónde estás podria estar horas o más escribiendo lo maravilloso qué fuistes cómo hijo, hermano, tio, amigo, esposo y sobre todo cómo padre pero lo único qué te puedo decir én esté momento es qué te extrañaré y te amaré toda la vida y más allá.No te digo adiós si no hasta luego vuela muy alto mi amor y descansa en paz.I love you!

Jose Chavarria

September 30, 2019

Coach Pabon
I remember the day I first met you. I was telling all of the parents my rules and expectations for that year's ball season. You volunteered to be an assistant coach after the meeting. Your passion, love, dedication, and knowledge of baseball showed at every practice and game. The lessons you taught the Dodgers and Rangers teams will be with them for the rest of their lives. I also learned a lot from you. I always watched you and took mental notes of what I need to improve on for the following season. Jose, the love and attention to your family, your volunteer service to the City of Killeen, and your service to our country are a few of the strong qualities that you will be remembered for.
Until I see you at Fidlers Green, we have the watch, SGT Pabon.
SSG(ret) J. David Chavarria and family

Madison Rubel

September 29, 2019

As an S1 person you come into contact with almost everyone and SGT Pabon was an NCO who always put soldiers first. That’s how he was able to touch absolutely everyone in my shop. He never was rude or pushy. Always was patient and respectful. My soldier told me a story that absolutely encompasses the type of person that SGT Pabon really was. She has only been at this unit for 3 months and the first day she had to be left in the office all on her own she was really going through it and had a lot of customers, she was overwhelmed and very stressed, SGT Pabon took the time out to literally sit beside for her for as long as it took and go over each and every costumer that entered told her that she knew what she was doing she just needed the confidence and didn’t leave until we came back. This is such a tragic loss to the 615th ASB and I could never imagine the pain his family has gone through. To his wife thank you for being such a rock in his life and I am so sorry for your loss. To his sons, stay strong. You have an amazing dad and an amazing example of a man I know you will both accomplish great things. I am praying for you all. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.

Chelsea Sihpol

September 29, 2019

When I heard José had passed I was overcome with sadness. José was a good man-kind and thoughtful. He messaged me often while I was in the military to make sure I was okay or give insightful advice and continued to do so even after I got out. Even while he was deployed to Egypt he made time to check in on me.

Anytime our families gathered together, he was always a huge light in the room. He was a lot of fun and knew how to have a laugh. He was hospitable and always had a smile on his face. We all loved him.

I remember when he asked me to draw him Superman. I was nervous because I wasn’t sure I could do it. But despite being unsure, I gave it a try and spent a lot of time on it hoping I could do José’s favorite super hero justice. When I finally finished I was so excited to give it to him because it had become one of my best works. Now I have something that will live on forever in José’s memory and for that I am grateful.

I will miss you buddy.

Alfredo Perez

September 28, 2019

Jose, it was a pleasure having you with us for the last two years. You were instrumental with our baseball team. They learned a lot from you. I liked the love and dedication you had for baseball. You were always involved in practices and games. I'm going to miss you especially when the season starts next year. I know you will be watching us from heaven. Rest in Peace my friend. Coach Alfredo

Aries Ignacio

September 28, 2019

Bro,
You will remain in our thoughts and our hearts, all the goofy conversation that we had would continue again some other time. Rest easy brother, until next time.

Aries Ignacio

Nestor Cordova

September 28, 2019

Pavon,
you where among the finest men I was able to work with. You were always simple and humble. It saddens me to know that you left. I remember the conversations you and I would have and how you talked to me about your spouse. You were a loving husband and father. You always placed the needs of your family above your own. You were a very high quality man that everyone enjoyed being around. I’m heart broken for you and your family. Meeting you in the MFO was a pleasure, some day we will meet again.

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