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Raymond Lopez

August 10, 1959 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Raymond Lopez Life Story

Raymond Lopez, a man of great spirit and warmth, entered this world on August 10, 1959, and departed peacefully on December 23, 2023. As we mourn his passing, we celebrate a life that was rich with love, laughter, and an unwavering commitment to family.

Raymond's journey began on a cattle ranch in Yoakum, Texas, where he developed a profound love for the land and a deep connection to the simple joys of country living. Even as he later moved to Dallas, the spirit of the countryside remained an integral part of him. A cowboy at heart, Raymond embodied the charm of the South with his love for horses, donning wrangler jeans, showcasing big western belt buckles, and immersing himself in the soulful tunes of country music.

His love for the outdoors extended to pursuits such as shooting guns and the freedom he found in riding horses. The open road beckoned to him, and Raymond found his calling as a truck driver, relishing the adventure and solitude of the highways.

A man of tireless energy and boundless humor, Raymond's retirement did little to slow him down. Whether it was sharing tales of his adventures, whipping up culinary delights in the kitchen, or simply enjoying the tranquility of nature, he embraced each moment with a zest for life that was contagious.

Raymond's culinary skills were legendary in his family. He delighted in preparing meals that became cherished traditions - from the comforting aroma of flour tortillas to the savory delights of beans and the classic charm of SOS. His family and friends were the fortunate recipients of his culinary creations, a testament to his love expressed through food.

Family was the heartbeat of Raymond's life, and his role as a father and Popo brought him immeasurable joy. Trips to Sonic for burgers and tater tots became cherished traditions, creating memories that will forever linger in the hearts of his grandchildren. Among his many favorites, strawberry cake held a special place in his heart, a sweet indulgence shared with those he held most dear.

Music was another avenue through which Raymond expressed his vibrant spirit. His electric guitar sang melodies that resonated with the depth of his soul, creating a soundtrack to the tapestry of his life. In quieter moments, he found joy in the timeless humor of Tom & Jerry, a show that became a source of comfort and laughter.

Raymond is survived by his loving mother, Elisa Dominguez Lopez; wife, Elizabeth Lopez; daughter, Erica Hernandez, and her husband Jorge Hernandez; son, Raymond Lopez, Jr.;step-daughter Elizabeth Ramirez;  grandchildren Miranda, Desiree, Joel, Joseph,  Kaleb, Jessica, Erica, Bobby, Sophia Lily, Jr., and Armani; and one great grandchild. His siblings, Guadalupe "Lupe," Pat, Lisa, and Rudy, share in the collective grief of his passing while holding onto the countless memories they created together. He is preceded in death by his father, Guadalupe Lopez.

As we say our goodbyes to Raymond, let us remember the vibrant, hardworking, and endlessly loving man who touched our lives. May his spirit find peace in the open landscapes he so adored, and may we carry forward the lessons of hard work, the joy found in simple pleasures, and the importance of family bonds. Raymond Lopez will be deeply missed but never forgotten, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of all who were touched by his kindness and love.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 28, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hughes Family Tribute Center
9700 Webb Chapel Rd
Dallas, TX 75220

Funeral Service
Friday
December 29, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hughes Family Tribute Center
9700 Webb Chapel Rd
Dallas, TX 75220

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