MISSION – Raul R. Esparza, Sr, 79, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission. He was born and raised in El Ranchito, TX, and was the original founder of Esparza Pest Control. He was a family man, and his best friends were his grandchildren. He could be described as determined, persistent, strong, and devoted.
Raul was preceded in death by his parents W.L. and Maria Esparza; 7 brothers; 4 sisters; as well as by a granddaughter.
He is survived by his wife, of 54 years, Esther Esparza; children Rick (Myrna) Esparza, Adrian (Elma) Esparza, Raul (Yvette) Esparza, Jr., Orlando (Teresa) Esparza, Lori Ann Esparza (Carlo) Garza. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren, 3 brothers; and 1 sister.
“So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.” Matthew 24:42
If you knew Christ was coming would that change your perspective in life? When you realize His return will bring pain and separation for those who don’t recognize Him does sharing your faith in Christ becomes more urgent? We want our friends and family to experience the joyful news that God heals our hurts and loves us unconditionally with purity. No one knows the day or the hour of Christ’s return, but no one also knows the minute of their last heartbeat. Take a moment today to pray for an opportune time to share your hope with a loved one who is on your heart.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, from 1-9 pm at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 10am at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission. Cremation will follow. Burial of cremains will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.
“Be grateful for another day. Not everybody made it, so don’t take it for granted.”
Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.