Juan Q. Espinosa, 93, a longtime resident of Knox City, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 19, 2021 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rhineland with Father Francis Chintamala officiating. Burial followed services at the Knox City Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes.
Juan was born March 8, 1928 in Mercedes, to Celia (Quintanilla) and Manuel Espinosa. He married Estefana (Rodriguez) on Aug. 18, 1947 in Edinburg. Juan was a longtime farmer. He enjoyed going to the casino for fun, and especially loved being with family.
He is survived by his daughters Delia Espinoza of Fort Worth, Sally Macias and husband Cato, Jr., of Sagerton, Ester Calvillo and husband Paul, Sr., of Fort Worth, Tina Marie Espinoza of Atlana, GA; sons Johnny Espinoza and wife Sylvia of Knox City, Alejandro Espinoza of Cleburne; 13 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; brothers Rosendo Espinoza and wife Leecha of California, Raul Espinoza of Knox City, Robert Q. Espinoza of Knox City; sisters Emma Casillas of Abilene, and Elva Aleman and husband Daniel of Fort Worth.
He was preceded in death by his wife Estefana R. Espinosa; parents Celia and Manuel Espinosa; brother Manuel Espinosa, Jr.; sisters Erminia Sosa and Eva Losoya.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.