OBITUARY

Arnold Huerta

September 27, 1975September 6, 2018
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Funeral Services for Arnold Huerta, 42, of Warren, Texas, will be held 12:00 PM Friday, September 14, 2018, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Temple, with burial following at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Temple. Arnold was born September 27, 1975 in Hemphill, Texas to the late Ramon and Amelia Vasquez Huerta. He was raised in Sabine County and graduated from W. Sabine High School in 1994. He has lived in Warren for 20 years and was a maintenance worker with the Warren I.S.D. for the past 16 years. Arnold was a Christian and a member of Warren Baptist Church. He passed away on September 6, 2018 at his home in Warren. Arnold loved being outdoors and spending time with his family. He was a great role model and mentor to his niece, Amelia, and enjoyed spending time with her and teaching her to play basketball. His favorite hobby was working on, and restoring, old cars. Arnold is survived by his brothers, Jesse Vasquez and his wife Teresa, Alex Huerta and his wife Josie, John Huerta and his wife Imelda, Marcus Huerta and Ramon Huerta and his wife Tara; and by many nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Julie Hatton

September 14, 2018

If you were lucky for your path to cross Arnold's then you were blessed. He was sweet, kind, a hard worker but most of all a good friend . He truly loved his family and all his nieces and nephews and his face would just light up when he talked about them. I will miss that sweet smile that he always had on his face and his kind heart.
He will be missed by many who's life he has touched.My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time . May God comfort you and give you peace.

Bonnie (Latham) Stewart

September 11, 2018

My dearest sympathy to all the family, The family lived for several years just up the hill from us in Bronson, it was a blessing growing up with this family.. Sending love and Prayers to all..

Marilyn Reese

September 11, 2018

Mr. Arnold always had a smile on his face. He was willing to help anyone. I enjoyed talking to him during my years at the elementary. So sorry for your loss.

Raymond Anthony

September 10, 2018

My condolences go out to the family for their loss; as an employee of Warren ISD, I have had the pleasure of working with Arnold for over 13 yrs. I am going to miss him.

Lynne Gentry

September 10, 2018

Arnold always had a smile for everyone he met and it always made the day a little brighter. He and I always took a moment to talk trucks and I will miss that. My condolences to the entire family, but especially to his precious niece, Amelia, who had a special bond with her Uncle Arnold.

dan chambers

September 10, 2018

rest in peace arnold

Donna Taylor

September 10, 2018

I am so saddened to hear of Arnold's passing. I taught at Warren Jr. High School for most of the years that Arnold worked there. He always had a smile on his face and was always eager and willing to help in any way that he could when asked. He will be greatly missed! Condolences to his family.

Phillip McIntyre

September 10, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. The world is a little darker today. Years have passed since i saw the little brother who lived behind our house growing up. Godspeed Arnold and much love .

Linda Bradley

September 9, 2018

My heart is heavy for the passing of my dear friend, Arnold. What a kind and wonderful young man. When my husband Tom passed away, Arnold, because of the love he had for Mr. Tom, took it upon himself to check on me and make sure I didn't need anything. He has continued this for seven years. I will always remember him and treasure knowing him and his wonderful family. God bless you.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

“Seeing is believing.” For many, those words simply represent a motto. But for Arnold Huerta, it summarized in every way who he was. He was modest, quiet and observant, taking in everything around him and always thinking before acting. He was a realist, someone who was efficient and practical in everything he did. He was a friendly person who truly cared about those around him.

Arnold was born on September 27, 1975 at the doctor's office in Hemphill, Texas. He was the son of Ramon and Amelia Huerta. Raised in Sabine County, Texas, he was brought up to be tolerant and trustworthy. As a child, he learned to be conscientious, responsible and punctual. These were all traits that he would carry with him throughout his life.

As a young boy, Arnold was always aware of how others around him felt and this quality served him well. With a deep capacity to tolerate the feelings of others, Arnold was generally able to avoid conflicts. It seemed as if Arnold was the family member who was always working to keep stress at bay. Preferring a quiet environment where he could concentrate, Arnold also had the ability to relate well with his family and friends. Arnold was raised with five brothers, Jesse, Alejandro, Juan, Marcos and Ramon, Jr. Arnold was constantly involved in activities with his family. Arnold and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up but they deeply cared for each other and shared many life experiences over the years.

Growing up, Arnold was one of those children who didn’t need to be in the center of a whirlwind of activity. He was content to entertain himself. Arnold was never pushy when it came to games and other activities, but rather, he was able to enjoy the pure fun these could bring. In just about everything he did as a child, Arnold was intent on pleasing both the adults and the other children around him. Arnold took part in a number of activities as a child, including playing basketball. In his spare time he liked fishing, hunting and wrestling. Arnold's memorable achievements included his Citizenship Awards throughout his elementary years.

Arnold enjoyed learning. He always had a great memory and was particularly skilled at retaining factual information. Arnold was generally quiet in class, learning best through observation. He often showed great concentration and was competent at completing the tasks at hand. Good with details, Arnold was painstaking and accurate in his efforts. All of these talents culminated in a successful high school career. He graduated from West Sabine High School in 1994. Arnold enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. He enjoyed being involved with the Future Farmers of America, however his favorite class in high school was gym and any sports activities. He will be remembered as being a compassionate individual.

Arnold had a good disposition for the challenges of college. He always enjoyed reading, so all of those lengthy required reading assignments seemed to be less of a burden for him. In fact, Arnold seemed to absorb and remember everything he read. Not all things came easily to Arnold, however, and he found success by being a diligent and accurate person who would dig into a project and work through until it reached its completion. He was very thorough and labored long and hard in order to reach his goals. He earned his certification as a Certified Auto Technician from the Texas State Technical Institute. His favorite course was art. His greatest accomplishment was making the Dean's List in his Auto Body Class.

Most folks would say that Arnold was shy until they got to know him. Those who were privileged to know him well learned that he was a solid, good friend. Arnold was reluctant to generalize about people, and he based his friendships on his personal experiences. Because of this, Arnold best trusted those people that he truly knew. He was concerned about how those around him felt, and he always seemed to uncover the positive side of people. He could relate to others and had the ability to see their point of view, to “walk a mile in their shoes,” as the saying goes. The friends that he made, Arnold kept. While growing up, some of his best friends were Shaun Griffin and Russell Walton. Later in life, he became friends with Robert Holcomb, Chance Sims and Tom Bradley.

If you gave Arnold a deadline, he would meet it. At work, Arnold was always on task. Without hesitation, Arnold could adhere to any assignment and see it through to its completion. His primary occupation was with the Maintenance Department of the Warren Independent School District in Warren, Texas. He was employed for 17 years. During that time, Arnold excelled in working with small groups in order to complete assignments. He was able to quickly grasp concrete ideas and could organize and plan the best way to accomplish things with remarkable consistency. Arnold was good at staying on track and was considerate in listening to what others had to say. In this way, Arnold had a true gift for being able to come up with practical resolutions to difficult problems. He was often the team member who managed to put forth a win/win solution for all parties.

Arnold liked to experience things first hand, in addition to simply learning about them. This quality influenced Arnold's choice of leisure time activities. A methodical and patient worker, Arnold preferred to set aside uninterrupted time to work on his hobbies. His favorite pursuits were working on, and restoring, old cars. Arnold was content to sit quietly alone, enjoying his hobbies all by himself and could often be found just reading about his favorite pastimes.

While thorough and measured in his approach to things, Arnold often liked to physically do things rather than just think about them. He was like that with sports. In high school, Arnold played basketball. Recreational sports included jogging. He also enjoyed the statistical data and the facts behind the sports. In this way, he was something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite teams whenever he got the opportunity. Top on his list was wrestling.

An individual who respected and maintained traditional values, his faith was important to Arnold. His compassion, consideration and sympathy toward others was evident in his personal beliefs. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Warren, Texas.

Arnold had his Blue Heeler, Bo, who was his best friend for 8 years. His family was rounded out by his Australian Shepherd Mix, Barbie. Arnold was as loyal to his pets as they were to him.

Arnold passed away on September 6, 2018 at his home in Warren, Texas. He is survived by his brothers, Jesse, Alejandro, Juan, Marcos and Ramon, Jr. Services were held at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Temple, Texas. Arnold was laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple, Texas.

It is said that some people can’t see the forest for the trees. Arnold was able to focus on each individual tree, tending to its needs, thus making the forest stronger as a whole. Arnold was a trustworthy, pragmatic and sympathetic person, the kind of man to whom everyone was drawn. He was thorough and practical. Arnold Huerta was very literal with his words. You always knew where you stood with Arnold. He will be missed.