Cruz G. Muniz, Jr., 54, entered into eternal life on Feb. 19, 2020 at his home in Alpine, Texas.
Cruz was born Jan. 22, 1966 in Alpine to Cruz Huerta Muniz and Juanita Garcia Muniz. He attended Alpine public schools, and worked in maintenance for many years at First National Bank in Alpine, before starting his own auto body repair shop based on his love for classic cars and his passion for fixing them, from body repair to paint to upholstery. He ran Cruz’s Body Shop, and was a very talented body man with many years of experience.
He was preceded in death by his father, and infant sister Martha.
He is survived by his mother Juanita of Midland, Texas; son Cruz “Trey” Muniz III of Manchester, Missouri; daughter Marie Muniz of Denton, Texas; sister Annabel Muniz Wiesman and her husband Darrel of Midland; brother Michael Muniz, also of Midland; and former spouse Linda Lassiter of Alpine; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Rosary service will be held at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial and graveside service at Holy Angels Cemetery in Alpine. Fr. Beto Lopez will be the celebrant.
Serving as pallbearers will be David Vega, David Ramos, Aliberto Almodova, Joel Muniz, Jr., Michael Muniz, Jr., and Devon Portillo.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to the Alpine Humane Society.
Alpine Memorial Funeral Home was entrusted with his services. Online condolences may be made at alpinememorialfuneralhome.com.