Ernest Esparza EscobarFebruary 13, 1958 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 59)
Ernest “Ernie” Escobar gained his wings to eternal life on January 10th, 2018, now at peace with his only son, Robert “Escy” Escobar. Ernie was born on February 13, 1958 to Eloy and Guillermina Esparza Escobar. He moved to Houston on August 16, 1977, which immediately became home.
He began his career as a Supervisor at Anheuser Busch in 1983 and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of his 25 years with the company. As such a unique, selfless, and loving man, Ernie knew no strangers, because everyone he met became a friend instantly through his charismatic charm. Being a family-oriented man was Ernie’s greatest passion. His children were the love of his life, and he was a truly dedicated husband. He loved life tremendously and would take on any adventure bestowed upon him. As a man who strived to bring family together, whether for reunions, small gatherings, or just for the sake of spending time together, he never failed. He will be remembered as “The Family Man.”
Ernie was preceded in death by his son, Robert, and parents, Eloy and Guillermina. He is survived by his wife, Maria, daughter Rachel (Brian Currier) Escobar, step-daughters, Melissa (Ronald) Aleman, Tabitha (Manuel) Cuevas, Rebecca (Jessie) Alcorta, eight step-grandchildren, two step-great granddaughters, brothers Eloy (David Grant) Escobar, Edward (Melissa) Escobar, and Emilio (Mari) Escobar. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Just like his son’s legacy, Ernie was a friend to all.
Ernie’s family will be receiving friends and relatives on Wednesday, January 17, 2017 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 24380 U.S. Highway 281, in El Ranchito, Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church at 2:00 p.m. Following the mass, Ernie will be laid to rest at Esparza Family Cemetery in El Ranchito.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Highway 77, San Benito, Texas 78586.