Guillermo Lopez, 85, was welcomed with open arms into the kingdom of heaven on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.
Wille, as he was affectionally known, was a lifelong resident of Laredo, Texas. He was born to Catarino and Dorotea O. Lopez on February 10, 1939 and was the 4th eldest child of 6 children. Guillermo spent most of his childhood growing up in south Laredo “El Santo Nino” and had minimal schooling. At a very young age he learned the meaning of hard work as his days began with long hours in the hot sun as a field worker picking crops miles and miles long alongside his family. As time went on his strong desire for knowledge led him not only learn about planting, fertilizing watering, harvesting but learning to work all types of farming machinery. This eventually led him to leaving field work behind and driving tractors to cultivate the land for planting. After overcoming many adversities, he was able to obtain his commercial driver’s license and became a full-time truck driver, where he would spend the next 34 years driving long distances from state to state transporting goods. He was not only a hard worker but a good provider to his family. Truck driving was his true passion as he traveled the country with a smile of great pride up until the age of 79 years old. As the years pass we will continue to be reminded of his hard work and contribution to our country when we walk into groceries to purchase our produce for our families or observe truck drivers driving along our highways late at night. Upon his retirement he spent most of his days with his family, was a member of Iglesia Buenas Nuevas as he was reborn Christian, spoiling his fur babies “Grizzly, & Gigio” of whom he loved dearly and eating Whataburger.
Guillermo was preceded in death by his parents Catarino and Dorotea O. Lopez, son Guillermo Lopez Jr., grandson Guillermo Lopez, siblings, Maria L. Hinojosa and Andrea Lopez, nephews Darrel C. Brown, Pedro Rodriguez Jr.; and niece Esther Morales.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife Martha G Lopez, children Sylvia (Ruben) Ochoa, Ricardo (Susie) Lopez, Adrianna Lopez, Marta Lopez and step-son Ivan (Amelia) Lopez. Sisters: Juanita Morales, Mercedes (Juan) Sanchez, and Antonia Lopez, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com