Cruz "Papo" C. Molinar, 86, was called home on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at his home. Cruz was born May 3, 1933 in Terlingua, TX. He was a Christian Catholic.
Visitation will be on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 2:00 - 9:00 PM and Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 1:00 - 9:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 17, 2019 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The interment will follow immediately after the service at the Ector County Cemetery in Rose Hill Section.
Cruz served in the Korean War as a supply handler for the Army in 1953-1955. Cruz worked for featherlight and CRS Company, later known as Acme Brick Company. Cruz was a "Dallas Cowboy" fan, liked to watch westerns, wheel of fortune, and American Ninja Warrior. His favorite hobbies were scratching off lottery tickets and word search puzzles. He loved being out doors fixing things, watering and showing others how to maintain a home. Cruz was an awesome "Dad". Even though he was not a biological grandpa, he was "Papo" to everyone else. Dad never complained, was never picky. He went with the flow. Dad led a very good life until the end. We will truly miss him.
Cruz is Preceded in death by his wife, Elidia "Mina" Molinar; his daughter, Becky Molinar; his father, Jose C. Molinar; his mother, Isabel Molinar; four brothers, Adolfo, Manuel, Carlos, & Jose Molinar; three sisters, Elisa, Esperanza, & Consuelo.
He is survived by his son, Adrian; daughter, Elda; his three dogs, Dallas, Diva, & Penelope; numerous Godchildren and honorary grandchildren.
Pallbearers are as follows: Art Llanez, Ruben Llanez, David Miranda, Jacob Martinez, Danny Aaron and Alex Payen.
A special thanks goes out to Burns Vida Rehab Center for dad's rehab services.
Arrangements are entrusted to Martinez Funeral Home and Crematory.