OBITUARY

Lionel "Tito" Hinojos

December 8, 1939November 17, 2017
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Lionel “Tito” Hinojos returned to his heavenly home on November 17, 2017 at the age of 77 after a year-long battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him through his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. His life began in Marfa, Texas on December 8, 1939 and moved to Odessa in 1946 with his mom, Josefa Hinojos and his step-dad, Ramon Hinojos. Tito would meet the love of his life in the mid-1950’s, Modesta Navarette, marry, and spend the next 61 years together. As a master cabinet maker, he started Superior Cabinets 45 years ago and established a strong business that is still flourishing today with his eldest son, Leo, at the helm. Tito focused on quality and customer service that resulted in fiercely loyal customers, many of whom became friends of the family. As a devout Catholic he served in the Knights of Columbus and has served as a Parish Council President at Holy Redeemer. He was tireless in his support of the church and strong as steel in his convictions. Today you can enjoy his skills as a master cabinet maker in churches that include the Holy Redeemer, Saint Mary’s, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Saint Stephen’s, Saint Agnes, and Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, truly a result of his dedication to our Lord. Along with his church service, Tito was very active in the business community serving on various boards and working closely with the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, the Mexican American Scholarship Committee, and the Pan American Golf Association. His passion for life was contagious, echoed by his love to travel, dance, golf, and play cards with his friends and family. The swagger in his dance was undeniable and carried over to all his competitive activities. Tito broke through so many barriers throughout his life resulting in a rock-solid foundation for his children to succeed and flourish, while keeping true to his own dreams to travel the world and celebrate life with his beloved wife and his closest friends and family.

Tito is survived by his wife Modesta; children Lionel Hinojos, Jr. and wife Mary Margaret, of Odessa; Armando Hinojos and wife Patricia, of Plano; Alfredo Hinojos and wife Kelly of Pittsburgh, PA; and Sissy Hinojos of Odessa; grandchildren, Miranda Hinojos, Lionel Hinojos, III, Britannia Phillips, Alicia Hinojos, Stephan Hinojos, and Indigo Hinojos, and a great grandchild, Maiya Morgan. Along with his immediate family, Tito has surviving siblings, Victoria Reyes and husband Carlos, Yolanda Gomez and husband Roberto, Ray Hinojos and wife Dora, Janie Galindo and husband Augustine, Velma Minjarez and husband Frank, many loving nieces and nephews, and multiple generations that cherished their time with him on earth.He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Gilbert Molina, and sister Viola Jimenez. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to West Texas Gifts of Hope for cancer patients.

The family would like to express their gratitude to family, friends, Dr. Khandwal, Dr. Kaczor, and the staff at Texas Oncology, Dr. Santiago Geraldo, Dr. Abdul Khadir, the providers at Star Hospice, and Nurses Unlimited. Their tireless efforts and support coupled with Tito’s faith and courage allowed us to cherish and spend more time with him than expected. Visitation is available at Frank Wilson Funeral Home, 4635 Oakwood Dr., Odessa, TX, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am to 5pm, and Thursday, starting at 4pm. Services will include a Rosary at Frank Wilson Funeral home on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at 7:00pm, a church service at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on November 24, 2017 at 1pm, burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens and a Reception at the Rose Building downtown Odessa, TX following the burial. Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.

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Boyd Clements

December 23, 2017

Alfredo, Sissy, Armando and Leo, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a great man, and I feel very fortunate to have known him.

Modesta, you have always been and will continue to be so special to my family, and I'm just so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God you bless you all.

Boyd

Rogelio Nunez

November 24, 2017

deepest sympathy and condolences, our thoughts and prayers

Tony & Sue Lara

November 24, 2017

Quitito will be truly misssed. From the moment we met him he treated us like family.He was always smiling and happy to see us again. We are so sorry we couldn't be there with the family in this time of sorrow, but know that he and the family have been and will continue to be in our prayers.

Dianne Vaught

November 23, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tito was a very caring person and I know he loved his family dearly. I met Tito and Leo in 1977 when we worked down the street from each other. Even though we haven't seen each other in many years, I still treasure our friendship from back then. Tito, RIP my friend. You will be missed.

November 22, 2017

Always a laugh and a smile. Modesta, Leo, Armando, Fredo and Sissy, I know your pain. He was the best person anyone could have as a friend. My mother loved him so much. She loved your whole family.

I am saddened to learn of this. God bless you all.

Kaye Tipton Holland
Wichita Falls.

Orlando Porras

November 22, 2017

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

November 22, 2017

I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of my old golfing buddy, Titio. We go back a long time and I have a lot of memories of our times on the Golf Course and the good old Pan-American Golf Association. My condolences to the Hinojos Family.
An Old Friend
Gene Bustamante

Sherry Mobley

November 22, 2017

This man shared my very first avocado with me he was eating it and I was like what is that and I tasted it and I fell in love thank you so much God bless your wife and your children

Kathy Evaro-Rubio

November 21, 2017

To Modesta and family.
Our deepest condolences go out to your family. Your dad and husband was a very nice, kind and gentle man. Our hearts were touched by the kindness he showed my dad, Rod. God bless your family during this difficult time and always.

Sincerely,
Kathy Evaro-Rubio
Marta Evaro and family

November 21, 2017

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to your family during this terrible time of loss. Kitito, you will be remembered for the contributions you made to our community and the influence you had on others. Please know you had a positive impact and left this world a better place than before you. May our Lord embrace you and grant you rest and peace. Mario & Blanca

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