Ernest Nunez, age 85, of Fort Worth, formerly of Coleman, passed from this life on Friday, February 28, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Recital of the Holy Rosary will be at 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 followed by a visitation at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm. at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 303 East College Avenue, in Coleman. Burial will follow at the Coleman City Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home in Coleman.
He was born June 2, 1934 in Coleman to Gilbert Nunez and Elvira Ramirez Nunez. He grew up in Coleman and attended Coleman Schools. Ernest married Mary Lou Rosalez in Coleman and began their family of one son and eight daughters. He worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for over thirty years. Ernest enjoyed camping, fishing, gambling, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Catholic faith.
Ernest is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Elvira Nunez; his wife, Mary Lou Nunez; one son, Henry “Ricky” Nunez; two grandchildren, John McGregory, Adrian Eagle; sisters, Stella Mendoza, Jovita Mata, Juanita Deanda, Alene Gonzalez; and one brother, Mike Nunez.
He is survived by his daughters, Lois Smith of Fort Worth, Cecilia Nunez of Fort Worth, Sylvia Hoskins of Fort Worth, Jackie Humphries and husband Troy of Fort Worth, Martha Cupp of Fort Worth, Rebecca Cupp of Fort Worth, Mary Moore of Atlanta, Texas, Billie Jean Nunez of Fort Worth; two sisters, Paula Stepp and husband Maynard of Texarkana, Carolyn Valdez and husband Tony of Lewisville; his brothers, Joe Nunez of Coleman, Julio Nunez and wife Mary of Linden, George Nunez of Atlanta, Texas; 23 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chris Nunez, Jacob Humphries, Steven Garcia, Mason Cupp, Ernest Nunez Escobar, and Travis Embrey.
Mr. Nunez will lie in state starting at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel.
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