February 15, 1931 – December 16, 2020
ISADORE “CHIO” LOPEZ Isadore “Chio” Lopez, 89 of Waco Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Dec 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josie in 2019, whom he now rejoins. Dad passed of an acute case of Myeloid Leukemia. Graveside services will be Thursday Jan 21 at Oakwood Cemetery, 2 p.m.
Isadore was born to Raymond and Consuelo Lopez on Feb 15, 1931 in Malakoff Texas. He married Josephine Salas on March 30, 1958. He is survived by four children. Monica Lopez .. Antoinette Nino..Isadore Lopez Jr and Sylvia Sanchez and husband Anthony Sanchez. Numerous Grandchildren..Greatchildren and Great Great grandchildren. Sisters, Janie Duran and Connie Carrizales and his brother Robert Lopez, all of Waco Texas. He is preceded in death by two daughters, Helen Carrizales and Cynthis Lozoya, and grand-daughter Jennifer Ann Sanchez. Brothers, Raymond Lopez, Vincent Lopez, Jose Lopez and sister Carmen Dominguez.
He was the owner of CHIO’S LOUNGE on S11th Street with wife Josephine “Josie”, for many years. Thru this time he gave us all great memories. He was Mr Lopez…CHIO…DAD..GRANDPA…UNCLE CHIO…
Dad loved watching the Texas Rangers play ball. He knew all about it. He also enjoyed having all us adult kids over eating, drinking and watching the fights and screaming at the TV. He would join his adult grandkids at their house if he knew they paid to watch the fights. He loved watching everyone have a great time. That was one of his true pass times. He set up the TV outside when possible to accommodate anyone who wanted to come join us.
Dad’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. He loved every single one of them with everything he had….to the bottom of his heart. He was a fun grandpa. He’d put all 20 of them kids on his golf cart and ride down to Cameron Park. There are so many, they’d be hanging off the sides and the back of that golf cart and they knew if you fall off, they better get up and catch up get back on, cause he wouldn’t hear a dern thing and would keep going with all the kids screaming. He got several warnings from the Park Rangers but didn’t care. He was with his babies… they sat on his lap and brushed his hair or put make up on him. He didn’t care… It didn’t matter to him, he had them in his arms…on his lap. He was melted butter….
Dad was always willing to help if you asked. We all have that time in history that you came to him and he lent a helping hand with love and concern. We all had a seat at his kitchen table. Mom and Dad both were quick to provide a hot meal while he sat at the head of the table, ate with you and listened. Fresh tortillas and all!!!
Dad, rest in peace and know that we will always carry your love, lessons and memories in our hearts. We will miss you dad.
Thursday, January 21, 2021