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Carlos Ponce

October 3, 1956January 8, 2021
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Carlos Ponce, 64, of Farmers Branch, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021.

He was born on October 3, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, to Eubaldo and Jesusita (Silva) Ponce. Carlos was a 1974 graduate of Rio Grande City High School in Rio Grande City, Texas, where he played trumpet in the band, played tennis, and wrote for the school newspaper. Carlos went on to attend Texas Tech, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Science. He continued to bleed Texas Tech red and black throughout his life, as a die-hard fan! In addition to being a Tech fan, he was also a dedicated Dallas Cowboys fan. Carlos was considered a foodie and was an avid coupon clipper.

Carlos was employed with MCI & Time Warner. In his spare time, he was a professional photographer and utilized his gift of photography at various churches. Carlos attended two churches over the years and cherished the fellowship at each of them, one being Emanu-El United Methodist Church in Dallas and most recently attended Holy Covenant UMC in Carrollton. His love for the church and love for God overflowed into all of his life – he was a goodhearted, loyal and a sweet man, who put others before himself. Carlos adored his family and valued his time spent with them. He genuinely loved life and appreciated each day. His sense of gratefulness for everything in life gave him a true contentment that others search a whole lifetime. Carlos will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Rev. Eubaldo T. Ponce. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Jesusita Ponce of Frisco; brother, Jimmy (Rebecca) Ponce of Lubbock; sisters, Deborah Gonzalez of Dallas and Rebecka (Sina) Hekmat of Westport, CT; nieces, Patricia (Matthew) Walker of Lubbock, Priscilla (Daniel) Escobedo of Wichita Falls; Ashley of Lubbock, Sophie Hekmat and Isabelle Hekmat, both of Westport, CT; former wife and friend, Monica Carillo of Dallas; dear friend, Jenny Gutierrez of Irving and many friends.

Carlos will be laid to rest at Hilltop Memorial Park, Carrollton, Texas. A Virtual Celebration of Lifewill be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to UT Southwestern Clements Cancer Center, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391.

Services

  • VIRTUAL Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Armando Alvarado

January 14, 2021

Carlos was a Servant of God! I remember the first time my family and I attended Emanu-El UMC back in 2004. He was one of the first members to greet us. We had just moved from the Rio Grande Valley. He invited me to several of the services and Men's Bible studies. Though both of us were from the Rio Grande Valley, I did not get the chance to know him then. I thank God for putting Carlos in my families path. He was an amazing man and a testimony for the love of God. My condolences to Jesusita and the family. ...
Peace- Rev. Armando Alvarado, Jr.

Sarah Garay

January 13, 2021

Carlos has been a huge part of my life and I will never forget the memories I’ve shared with him. Please watch over me as my grandma has done so these past two years. You will be missed! I will keep you close to my heart! RIP 💕

- Sarah Garay (Your Goddaughter)

Nancy Higgs

January 13, 2021

I met Carlos when he moved into the last apartment complex that he lived at here in Farmers Branch. He lived on the same floor as me so we would cross paths while walking in the hallways. Such a sweet person.
When he got ill I would walk down to his place and check on him by talking with the family to see how he was doing! My prayers and thoughts are with the family now during this difficult time.

Leilanie Galope

January 13, 2021

I will surely miss Carlos Ponce very much. He was a great Godfather to my daughter Sarah Garay & a great friend to our family. I will always remember him taking lots of pictures. Compadre you will be missed. May you Rest In Peace.

Rick Davis

January 12, 2021

Carlos was always a positive and friendly member within our church men's group (Holy Covenant UMC). He participated in our classes and events in his own special friendly and helpful way. It was evident that his faith and family helped him through life's difficulties. He spoke of his family often. Unfortunately, it was a relatively short time that we got to know him and share life's experiences. I will miss him.

Della Taylor

January 12, 2021

My cousin Carlos was a man of God. He was a servant and faithful man. He loved his family. His parents were his jewels. He loved them so much. He loved his brother and sisters, sister in law, nieces and nephews. When he would call me we would talk for awhile. He always told me "cuz you make me laugh". I will miss our talks, but I know that he is rejoicing in heaven. Aunt Susie, Jimmy, Debbie and Becky I will be praying for you all. Cuz you are now resting in Jesus arms.

Deborah Garcia Vasquez

January 11, 2021

I always remember Carlos as a kind and gentle man.
He had a positive attitude and loved God.
My sincere condolences to the family.❤️

Gilbert Escamilla

January 10, 2021

Hermana Ponce le acompano en sus sentimientos. Que Dios la grade en sus brazos de pas y amor.
Gilberto Escamilla
Y Familia

Cynthia Garza

January 10, 2021

Carlos was such a positive person. Always joking around and smiling. He was a great photographer and always captured the real you. He will be greatly missed and I pray for comfort for his family, especially his mother. May he rest in peace. 🙏

Albino Renteria

January 10, 2021

Carlos was a great church counselor and friend.
He will be missed. I still cannot believe it.

Albino

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