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Victor L. Vasquez, 92, a longtime resident of Knox City, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Dec. 2 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rhineland with Father John Perikomalayli officiating, and Deacon Rick Vasquez assisting. Burial followed services at the Knox City Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes, Knox City. A visitation for family and friends was held Saturday at the funeral home in Knox City and a rosary was held Sunday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church in Knox City
Victor was born Nov. 8, 1927 in Frio County, TX to Guillerma (Lopez) and Luis Jose Vasquez. He married Corina (Deltoro) in December of 1946 in Pearsall. He was a devoted member of the Santa Rosa Catholic Church, and an original member of the Men’s and Women’s Club. Victor worked as lead Forman for Herbert Partridge Seedless Watermelon Farm until he was 82, and later worked for Zeissel Farms. He was a dedicated worker, having never missed a day of harvest. Victor also enjoyed the holidays and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his three sons Joe Vasquez and wife Debbie of Ft. Worth, Ricky Vasquez and wife Diane of Knox City and James Vasquez and wife Faby of Knox City; three daughters Sylvia V. Espinoza and husband Johnny of Knox City, Mary V. Aguirre and husband Ramon of Abilene, and Norma L. Jones and husband Alex of Wylie; 22 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild; one brother Juan Vasquez and wife Victoria of Pearsall; one sister, Lupe Trevino and husband Jesse of Chicago; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother Guillerma Vasquez; father Luis Jose Vasquez, wife Corina Vasquez and three sons Victor Vasquez, Jr., Roberto “Bobby” Vasquez and Ruben “Ben” Vasquez.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.