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Obituary – Elias Bazan Jr.
MISSION – Elias Bazan Jr. went to be with the Lord on November 8, 2018. He was born on October 30, 1943 to the late Elias Bazan Sr. and Estela Laurel Bazan. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Delia Lopez Bazan; three children: Elias Bazan III, Steve (Virna) Bazan, and Priscilla Bazan; nine grandchildren: Elias Bazan IV, Trista Castillo, Tessa Castillo, Arrik Bazan, Sara De La Fuente, Tristan Castillo, Samantha Bazan, Karis Mata and Alejandro Mata; three sisters: Elva Alejos, Elia Hooks and Estela (Richard) Saenz.
Born and raised in Mission, TX, Elias was a graduate of Mission High School. He served in the US National Guard for six years. Elias was an established business owner and founder of Taco Ole Restaurants which he successfully owned and operated for over 49 years. He was an active and respected member of the community serving in the Lions Club and ACTS retreats. Elias was passionate about spending time with his family and friends, Taco Ole, the Dallas Cowboys, classic cars and traveling to Nevada. He was a fun, kind-hearted person who embraced all of his customers, acquaintances and friends like family. As a result of his generous spirit and easy-going personality, he was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 3-9 with a 7pm prayer service at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 2pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.
Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.