Connally/Compton Funeral Directors

4400 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX


Joaquin "Blue" Lopez

February 22, 1947March 25, 2020

Joaquin “Blue” Lopez, Jr., 73, of Waco, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in a local hospital. The family will have an open visitation from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Connally/Compton Funeral Director; a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Lopez was born on February 22, 1947 in Calvert, Texas to Victoria (Lara) and Joaquin Lopez, Sr. He worked for Braswell-Davis and Associates for over 30 years and retired from Lowe’s Home Improvement. Mr. Lopez loved building picnic tables for children, old time rock & roll and the blues music, and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a member of the Assembly of God. Mr. Lopez was preceded in death by his parents, son; Paul Lopez and brothers; Jesse Lopez and Eugen Lopez.

Survivors include his daughters; Andrea Colgrove and her fiancé, Mike Carmona of Mansfield and Lisa Gomez and her husband, Alex of Waco, brother; Thomas Lopez and his wife, Yolanda of Waco, sister; Gloria Felkner of Spring, grandchildren; Matthew, Stephen, Nathan, Aaron, Michael, Raymond, Leticia and Alex, Jr., great-grandchildren; Zigmin and Sophia, nieces and nephews; Felicia, Katherine, Ann, Jesse and Jim and great nieces and nephews; Wesley, Lorna, Michael, Laila and Shaye.


  • Vistation Friday, March 27, 2020


Joaquin "Blue" Lopez

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Ramon Trujillo Sr.

March 28, 2020

Thinking of you brings back priceless memories. The day we were out with the family, camping at Lake Waco, we went fishing on Danny’s boat. It was You, Me, Frank, Paul, and Danny. On the way back, you wanted to get off at the boat dock instead of camp. You reached for a post to get on the dock but you pushed the boat away instead! You would not let go of the post. And The look on your face when you seen the boat being pushed away by you 😂 Paul(Espinosa)was laughing too hard to help, Danny was driving the boat, you didn’t trust me to help you back in the boat.😭🤣 You wouldn’t let go to get into the boat and you dang sure wasn’t let go of the post because you couldn’t swim. Frank finally jumped in the water to help you and that’s when we found out the water was less than 2 feet deep! But I forgot that you would’ve drowned had you had fell in. 😂 Tell everybody sorry for the fish eggs for breakfast 🤣 that next morning too! I’ll miss you my old friend. Tell the Espinosa’s Hi for me. Dan, Big Paul, Little Paul, and everybody else. Especially my VIRGIE ❤️.

Your old friend and forever brother-in-law,
Ramon (Ray) Trujillo Sr.

Glennda Ramos

March 28, 2020


I’m so sorry to see this about your dad. I pray for peace and strength for you and your family. I love y’all and miss you terribly! I can hear Big Paul now, “Bluuuue!”...his welcome call home. I’m giving you hugs from Cali right now. Take care sweetheart!

“Auntie” Glennda

Robert Flores

March 27, 2020

To The Lopez Family, Our sincere condolences in this time of sorrow and pasting of Joaquin. May God comfort His Family. I remember the family visits and the family attending my Dad's Church, yes we do go back sometime ago.
On behalf of the Flores Family in Waco

Ramon Trujillo

March 27, 2020