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Juan Jose Cavazos Sr., 66, entered into eternal rest with the Lord on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas, unexpectedly losing his brief battle with COVID-19.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Geronimo Cavazos and Lydia Jimenez, brothers: Jose Geronimo, Daniel and Rolando Cavazos and sisters; Rosalinda Alvarado, Josefa Cruz and Perla Cavazos.

He was born in Brownsville, TX, on February 8, 1954, and was a current resident of Los Fresnos, TX.  Juan was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather who loved to spend his time with his family. His family was the most crucial part of his life. He was known for being the life of the party, always joking and taking pride in making others laugh. He loved watching his Western movies, and he was willing and ready to assist anyone in need, no matter how limited his resources would be. He took pride in donating blood and would pull over when he saw others stranded and in need of help. He served his country as a member of the Army National Guard for over 15 years. He also worked for over 15 years as a semi-truck driver (CB handle: “Wild Turkey”) for Valley Trucking being able to travel all over the US, and before that, he worked for several years at Outdoor Resort in Port Isabel.

Left to forever cherish his memory is his loving family; his wife; Laura Cavazos and their daughter Gloria Lydia and son Juan Jose Cavazos Jr. His former wife: Angelita C. Cavazos and their sons: Juan Roberto (Alicia) Cavazos, and Jose Luis  (Melissa) Cavazos and their daughter: Perla Isabel Guerrero. His brothers: Guadalupe Cavazos, Walter Cain, Jr., Fernando, Filiberto, and Mauro Hernandez, three grandchildren: Marianna Margarita Cavazos, Carlos Manuel Cavazos, and Gabriel Adrian Rodriguez, numerous extended family members, and friends. His positive outlook, sense of humor, and energetic presence will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Family members are forever grateful for all the support provided during the unexpected loss of our beloved father. “Daddy, you will always be on our minds and forever in our hearts.” Our gratitude is extended to the healthcare workers for all the care our father received at Valley Baptist Medical Center. Especially in the ER and the tower three surgical staff members that cared for him during the most challenging times when our family could not be by his side to provide him with additional comfort and care.

Committal and graveside service with full Military Honors will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Military Honors are being provided by VFW Post 2035 under the command of Commander Luis Lucio.

Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville. (956) 350-8485

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