Victor Vasquez Muniz passed into the arms of the Heavenly Father on August 27, 2021. Although sudden and unexpected, his passing was not a surprise to his Creator, who greeted him with open arms.
Victor was born October 22, 1979, in Dallas, Texas. The only son of Leandra Muniz and Celedonio Vasquez, he was adored by his sisters and was lovingly called "Apple and Kiko" as a child.
Victor graduated from Sunset High School in 1998 and went on to attend the North Texas Job Corps. His work ethic was evident in the longevity of his jobs. He worked hard at whatever assignment he was given. He never shirked a task but always offered his help wherever he could. He made connections with his coworkers to the point that most were considered personal friends. He was excited about his most recent job at Nelnet/Great Lakes because he worked remotely and could spend more time at home with his loving wife, Idalia.
On December 12, 2012, Victor married Idalia Velazquez. This blessed union graced us with a new sister, aunt, and friend. Their friendship bloomed in high school as they both had an interest in music and church. Both loved traveling and would meticulously research historical people and places and map out great traveling adventures.
Victor's inquisitive nature had him constantly researching. He would eventually take to exploring his roots. He spent hours constructing his family tree. Using genealogy, he worked backward to map his relatives as far back as the 1500s.
His absence will be felt in his religious community. He was a member and provided support to several Christian organizations. He happily assisted with many ministries such as Media Ministry, Evangelism Ministry, Security Ministry, Van Ministry and assist with Youth Ministry to Iglesia Sobre La Roca in Garland, Texas, Triumph Family in Arlington, Texas, and Eitz Chaim Congregation. He loved his pastors and considered them mentors in his religious learning and personal life. Gabriel and Betty Morales, David and Tilly Clements, and Rabbi David Schiller will be in our hearts and prayers for their patient guidance. Their counsel directly affected every aspect of his life. He lived his life in the true faith of trying to live in the image of Jesus. He loved the Lord with what can only be seen as divine intervention. He said he always felt God.
Faith and family guided Victor in every aspect of life. He was the first to remember a birthday or requested a family gathering. He could be seen arriving dressed in his Sunday best, hat and shiny Stacy Adams. He came through the door with presents in hand and a joyful "sister. I'm here!" He worked the room talking and hugging everyone, noticing and complimenting new outfits and haircuts. He would make his way toward the food with elaborate accolades to the cooks, his whereabouts tracked by the sound of his cheerful laughter. He enjoyed family get-togethers and would sit for hours talking with his nieces and nephews. He had personal relations with them and planned outings that included their interest and some of his to "educate" them in the classics. He loved to introduce "old school" movies, music, cars, and clothes. At different times in their lives, he would invite them to his church. His gentle nudge to the Christian faith. As the evening would come to a close, he always gave long hard hugs, said I love You, and when are we getting together again.
Victor will be missed in our lives, but we know he is with God, his mother and those who loved him and passed before him. He is planning our next get-together and waits patiently with a big hug and a burly I Love You.
He was proceeded in death by his mother, Leandra Vasquez Muniz, Mama Eustolia and Tio Selso Sandoval, cousin Lourdes Sandoval, grandparents Juanita y Doroteo Muniz, Sotera Espinoza y Desiderio Vasquez, cousin Humberto Vasquez, father in law Joe Velazquez Senior, brother in law Joe Velazquez Junior. His legacy is remembered by those that survive. Wife Idalia Velazquez, father Celedonio Vasquez and his partner Anna Zepeda, sister Maria Terry, brother in law Landon Terry, nephew Ryan Terry, nephew Dylan Terry and fiancé Juliana Centeno, sister Elvia Vasquez, brother in law Augustine Barrera, nieces Hannah and Maggie Barrera, sister Flora Vasquez, brother in law Alex Ortiz, nephews Rafael, Robert, Adrian Lanuza, Angel Lanuza and fiancé Jocelyn Broad, mother in law Evangelina Velazquez, sister in law Arlinda Martinez, brother in law Richard Martinez, sister in law Geneva Davila and Mary Velazquez, nieces Ashley Martinez, Debra Davila, and Liberty Velazquez, nephews Eloy Martinez, Joseph Davila, and Mason Velazquez, great-nieces Eliana Martinez, Elena Daniels, Gabriela Simpson, Emma and Ada Elias, and Isabelle Davila, great-nephews Eloy Martinez Jr., Joshua Simpson and Michael Davila.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hughes Family Tribute Center/ Crown Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas. Burial will be Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10 A.M.
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