Oscar L. Fuentes

February 10, 1954 - August 7, 2020
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Oscar L. Fuentes, 66, beloved husband, father and grandfather, was called to heaven August 7, 2020.

He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Graciela A. Fuentes; children, Jaime (Claudia) Fuentes, Kristina (Charles) Guzman of San Antonio and Cynthia (Pablo) Torres. “Granpa” as he was referred to for the last 22 years leaves behind his most cherished treasures which were Samantha (Daniel Perez) Zamora, Carlos “Trey” Zamora III, Oscar Zamora, Karla Zamora, Cristian Guzman, Melanie Zamora, Sofia Guzman, Roberto Fuentes, Khloe Guzman, Liliana Fuentes and great-grandchildren, Heather Perez and Camila Perez. Granpa also had extended grandchildren including, Leeza Guzman, Jackie Torres, Lesley Torres, Pablo Torres, Jr and extended great-grandchildren Nathan Guzman, Sebastian Garibaldi and Roy Velasquez. Also left behind to cherish his memories are siblings Natividad (Minerva) Fuentes Jr, Rosario (Allen Long) Fuentes, Joel (Luz) Fuentes and Eduardo Alvarado. As is customary in the Fuentes Family, we also include our brothers by choice. Oscar’s childhood and lifelong brothers Roy Zamarippa, Antonio Lomas, Gerardo Perez, Michael Aviles+ and Ruben Zamarippa+.

Oscar was born to Natividad and Marina L. Fuentes in Uvalde, TX on February 10, 1954. Oscar was always proud to be a native son of Uvalde and enjoyed growing up in the outdoors hunting and especially his favorite pastime of fishing. Oscar also was a proud member of the Uvalde High School band, playing both the trumpet and coronet. He enjoyed sports including growing up playing baseball as a child and in his days in Eagle Pass, TX watching the Atlanta Braves with his family. While he loved the Astros as well, he followed the Braves to accommodate his loved ones as was customary.  In an effort to also accommodate his loved one’s allegiances, he was torn between his wife’s deep-rooted love for her Dallas Cowboys and his son’s Houston Texans so he supported both.  In this manner, he was always the peaceful mediator of the family, he looked at life objectively and fairly and wasn’t afraid to tell you what was right without choosing sides. He also grew up participating in Mariachi performances in Uvalde and loved listening to classic rock, good ole oldies, country and Tejano music. Oscar moved his family to Eagle Pass, TX in 1977 to begin a career at HEB which he continued for many years. In 1986 he received an opportunity to grow with the company and became a Lareadoan. It was here in Laredo that he watched his children grow, watching little league games, cheerleading performances and band/drill teams as well.  He was proud of his children’s accomplishments and was always there to give a supportive High 5 or a consoling pat on the back. Upon his retirement, he and his wife returned to his beloved Uvalde to spend their time with family and friends. Oscar and Graciela spent their time traveling to casinos, which was recently his favorite hobby. Ever the optimist that was where he was to win big. They won big on the memories they shared together. Once Graciela retired as well after 40 years as part of the HEB family they chose to return to Laredo to spend their days being full time grandparents which was his most cherished time, ensuring that the legacy of his family was well versed in John Wayne classics as well as countless other westerns to which the grandchildren surprisingly obliged. Also, the most recent love of his life was his dear dog Daisy, who was gifted from a friend.

The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the directors of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services at 1320 Trey Drive; Laredo, TX 78041. Due to these unprecedented times, the family will be receiving family and friends while ensuring the safety of their guests by social distancing and use of protective masks. We encourage the use of the virtual services that will be available via www.freddickey.com to truly ensure the safety of all well-wishers. The viewing will be Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church on Hillside Road Friday, August 14, 2020 at 9:30 am with Interment to follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

“Padre, te has llevado a mi esposo. Hemos recorrido juntos una parte de nuestro camino de esta vida. Hemos condividido las alegrías y las penas, los gozos y las dificultades. Fue hermoso, aunque no siempre fue fácil. De todo te doy gracias. Ahora mi esposo se ha ido. He quedado sola. A el dale la felicidad eterna; a mi dame la fuerzade poder decir; hágase tu santa voluntad. Y haz que un día nos encontramos en la Patria eterna. Maria, consuelo de los afligidos, intercede por nosotros. Amen”

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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Friday, August 14, 2020

Time: 9:30 am

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Address:

102 W. Hillside
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, August 14, 2020

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Address:

3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041

 

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Timeline for Oscar L. Fuentes

Born: February 10, 1954
 
November 30, 1967
Jarabe Tapatío – Mexican Hat Dance
Jarabe Tapatío – Mexican Hat Dance
 
November 30, 1967
Uvalde Junior High Assembly
Uvalde Junior High Assembly
Died: August 7, 2020

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Berlinda Rodriguez posted on 8/24/20

Hello, my heart goes out to the family of Oscar. I had the pleasure of working with Oscar for a few years at Dollar Tree. Oscar was an amazing man. My condolences to you all. God bless.

 

Henry & Velma Roman posted on 8/15/20

Our sincerest condolences. Let the memories of your Father provide you with comfort and serve as a guidance in your lives. We saw your father at the dollar store he was working at, here in Uvalde. we said, "Hey we know you, you are Roy and Janie's friend. Good to see you. Well, we visited a little bit and when he checked us out; he said, "Since you are comaradas I am only going to charge you one dollar per item." He could always lighten the mood with a good joke. May God keep him close.

 

Barbara Zuniga posted on 8/14/20

My heart and prayers go out to your family.

 

Richard Fuentes posted on 8/14/20

Tio you are going to be missed please give grandma and grandpa and chris hugs for me tell them we will meet one day okay. love you tio see you soon

 

Concha Resma posted on 8/13/20

My most Sincere condolences Gracie to you and your family. I was truly heartbroken to hear of the passing of Oscar. I always remember both of you always being so sweet and and kind. I am glad that I was able to see both of you again when you came back to Uvalde. Rest In Peace Oscar. And you Gracie please take care. Praying for you and your family 🙏🏽

 

Carlos Hornedo posted on 8/13/20

Ms Fuentes, We extend our condolences to you and your family. We pray for strength during these difficult times. We’re going to miss Oscar🙏 Dr Hornedo &. Staff

 

Cheji Rodriguez posted on 8/13/20

In memory of Oscar L. Fuentes, Cheji Rodriguez lit a candle

 

Yolanda Woods posted on 8/13/20

In memory of Oscar Fuentes, Class of 1973, Uvalde High School.

 

Yolanda Woods posted on 8/13/20

Gracie, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Oscar. Since high school, you two were inseparable. He is still with you and I see him reflected in every photo I saw with your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace and may his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. And may the Grace of God be a source of comfort, strength, and guidance for you and your family.

 

Gretel Garza-Gongora posted on 8/13/20

Dear Comadre Gracie and family, Roberto and I offer you our most heartfelt condolences. We both wish we could be there in person but we certainly are there with you in spirit. We will truly miss our Compadre especially during our grandkid’s recitals & school events & the dinners afterwards. Rest assured that he won’t miss anything, he’ll be there with all of us cheering them on. He will always be watching them & keeping them out of trouble. May Our Lord and Blessed Mother be with you and the family to help you during this most trying time and may they take Oscar’s hand and guide him to heaven. Rest In peace dear Compadre.

 

Fernando Montemayor posted on 8/13/20

So sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

 

Nino Cárdenas & Family posted on 8/13/20

Our deepest condolences. Un fuerte abrazo. Que en paz descanse.

 

Ruben and Thelma Tenorio posted on 8/13/20

Our most sincere condolences you and your family. Oscar will be received with open arms by our Lord And we will all be together soon. 🙏🏼❤️

 

Tanisha Tyler posted on 8/13/20

Thank you for always being so kind and loving to myself and my children. We are praying for peace for you all.

 

ELIA RODRIQUEZ posted on 8/13/20

Our most sincere condolences to my cousin's wife and family. I treasure my childhood memories with him. Gracie you were an amazing wife to him be at peace that you have the best of you to him. May he RIP. Prayers for his soul to rest in heaven. Amen 🙏🏼

 

Raul Luna Hernandez posted on 8/13/20

My deepest condolences Gracie, to you and your family. My prayers are with you.

 

Luciano A Rodriguez posted on 8/13/20

The Rodriguez family would like to express our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Fuentes Family.

 

Tito and Becky Andrews posted on 8/13/20

In memory of Oscar L. Fuentes, Tito and Becky Andrews lit a candle

 

Tito and Becky Andrews posted on 8/13/20

To the Fuentes family, We share in your grief, Mr. Fuentes was such a nice guy, that smile!! He will forever be remembered. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences, we wish we could be there to give you all a big hug. But we will be there soon to celebrate his life. Rest In Peace Mr. Fuentes you leave a beautiful legacy in your children and grandchildren.

 

Evelia Garza posted on 8/13/20

Jaime, My sincere condolences to you and all your family in this difficult time. May God Bless you and give you strength to get through these days. During these times I will not attend the rosary however know that I am there in spirit. Evie

 

Rolando G Canales posted on 8/13/20

Gracie Fuentes and family. I am so sorry to hear about Oscar. I have fond memories when we were in the Uvalde High School Band. Oscar and his friends were Seniors and I was a Freshmen. The Senior always got the best seats on the out of town games. By the time I got to get on the bus Oscar and his friends had saved a seat for me. As a freshmen I thought I was a "cool" dudes being able to hang out with the Seniors. The Fuentes family and our family were also neighbors in those day. Sending you prayers.

 

Gloria Banda Perez posted on 8/13/20

Gracie and Family, May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon you and your family during this difficult time. My most sincerest condolences. May Oscar Rest in Peace.

 

Beto Lopez posted on 8/13/20

In memory of Oscar L. Fuentes, Beto Lopez lit a candle

 

Beto Lopez posted on 8/13/20

Jaime, Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad. May God comfort you during this sorrowful time. -Beto Lopez & Family

 

Jorge and Andria Lozano posted on 8/13/20

Our sincere condolences to the Fuentes Family. Our memories of Mr. Fuentes with always be of a kind and cheerful Granpa. May he rest in peace.

 

Jane (Janie) Roman Luther posted on 8/13/20

Gracie, Commadre, I am beyond heartbroken to hear this news, I will forever cherish all our moments we shared together. I am sending you my love, strength and prayers for you and your family during these sad difficult days. Compadre, you rest in peace, thanks for all the happy memories! Hugs

 

James and Maria Guzman and family posted on 8/12/20

Gracie and family, sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the entire family during this difficult time. May God continue to comfort you and your family. Love and blessings. RIP Oscar and may the Perpetual light shine upon you. 🙏🏼🙏🏼✝️✝️

 

Ninfa Benavidez posted on 8/12/20

Gracie our most sincere condolences to you and your family. It was H-E-B where I had the pleasure of working with him. He always had a smile on him! He was a great person! May he RIP 🙏🙏🙏

 

David gonzalez posted on 8/12/20

In memory of Oscar L. Fuentes, David gonzalez lit a candle

 

Gloria Vera Ambrose posted on 8/12/20

Gracie my sincere condolences on the passing of your husband Oscar. May he rest in peace. Please extend my condolences to your son, Jaime. It was a true pleasure having known you & Oscar especially when we worked at HEB. God Bless You and your wonderful family.

 

Dora Mendiza posted on 8/12/20

My Condolences Gracie to you and your family God give the strength

 

Johnnie Perez Jr posted on 8/12/20

Love you Tio! Rest easy.

 

Johnnie Perez Jr posted on 8/12/20

My condolences Tia and cousins. He was taken too soon. I will always remember the barbecues and sitting around drinking our favorite beverage (beer). I love you Tio always and forever! It’s never goodbye, it’s I’ll see you later!

 

David Fuentes posted on 8/12/20

In memory of Oscar L. Fuentes, David Fuentes lit a candle

 

David Fuentes posted on 8/12/20

Tio you are going to be missed every day and I know that we are going to get together real soon love you very much David

 

Herbie and Cristina Aranda posted on 8/12/20

In memory of Oscar L. Fuentes, Herbie and Cristina Aranda lit a candle

 

Herbie and Cristina Aranda posted on 8/12/20

Our deepest sincere condolences Graciela and family. May our Lord Jesus comfort u and give u the strength that is needed during this difficult time. Rip Oscar you will forever be one of a kind❤️🙏

 

Elva V Cantu posted on 8/12/20

Gracie our most heartfelt condolences to you on this very difficult time. May Oscar Rest In Peace and May the shining light be upon him. Heaven has definitely gained an angel.

 

Adriana Garza posted on 8/12/20

My deepest condolences for ur loss of a great man that I had the pleasure of knowing through our family of HEB Grace may god give u strength through this terrible loss my prayers and thoughts are with you and your loving family blessings

 

Graciela Fuentes posted on 8/11/20

To the love of my life, Our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will speak your name often. We will keep your name alive and remember you always. May the perpetual light shine upon you and may you rest in eternal peace. Love you forever, your wife Graciela Fuentes 🙏🏻❤️

 

Ruben & Thelma Tenorio posted on 8/11/20

Our most sincere condolences to the Fuentes family. May perpetual light shine upon him

 

Norma Cisneros posted on 8/11/20

In memory of Oscar L. Fuentes, Norma Cisneros lit a candle

 

Norma Cisneros posted on 8/11/20

My most heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. My prayers to you and your family . R.I.P..

 

Norma Hinojosa Velasquez posted on 8/11/20

Gracie I’m so sorry for your loss🙏 I have all of your family in my prayers🙏 He was a wonderful friend 🙏 My Love and hugs to you and your family 🙏 MAY HE RIP 🙏. NORMA HINOJOSA VELASQUEZ 💝

 

David gonzalez posted on 8/11/20

Jaime I’m so sorry to hear about your loss I will keep him and your family in my prayers . GOD Bless you and your family .

 

Rosalinda Valero posted on 8/11/20

My condolences to the Fuentes family. Oscar you were a dear friend of mine. The years we worked together at Heb i will always remember. Rest in peace my dear friend.

 

Ana Lara, Uvalde posted on 8/11/20

Let the hope of the resurrection encourage you, because we shall see again those we lose here below. Keep Oscar's memory alive. It is only when we stop sharing his wonderful qualities that he truly dies. My prayers during this difficult time.

 

Wes Scott posted on 8/11/20

The Scott Family will be praying for the Fuentes Family. Stay strong, Jaime. We are here to help you through these difficult times.

 

Darlene Canales posted on 8/11/20

I'm so sorry for your loss he was a great friend, may our Lord give peace /comfort/ strength, our deepest condolences to all the family may he rest in peace

 

Dora Fuentes posted on 8/11/20

My most sincerest condolences to Gracie, Jaime, Kristina, Cindy and the rest of the Fuentes family. So sad and shocked to hear about Oscar's passing. He was always so sweet and welcoming of me and my boys regardless of life's circumstances. I will never forget this. Please know that even though I cannot be there, I will be with ya'll in spirit. May God give you strength during this most difficult time. Love ya'll. R.I.P. my dear brother-in-law.

 

Sara Garcia posted on 8/11/20

Comadre, Jaime, Kristina, and Cindy, Kimberly, Willie, and I send our most heartfelt condolences. Know that you are in our prayers. I know this is one of the hardest times of your life, but know my Compadre is now resting in God's kingdom. You will now have an Angel in heaven overlooking over all of you. I will not be attending, but know I am with you all in Spirit. I love you guys so very much.

 

Andy Perales posted on 8/11/20

Gracie, my condolences to you and your family. Oscar was a good man and I know he left a big void in your life. Hopefully this will be filled with the love of your family and especially the grandkids. My thoughts and prayers are with you always my friend. God Bless

 

Thomas Rangel posted on 8/11/20

I will always remember the good times with Oscar. It's with sadness to say My confidence to Gracie and the family.

 

Becky Alvarez posted on 8/11/20

In memory of Oscar L. Fuentes, Becky Alvarez lit a candle

 

Becky Alvarez posted on 8/11/20

Gracy sending our most heartfelt condolences to you & all your family. May the good Lord embrace y’all with his love & peace. We will continue to pray for Oscar that God will welcome him into his kingdom. Love you Gracy... Prayers for strength for all of you. 💗🙏🏼

 

Trine Hernandez posted on 8/11/20

Well Oscar U beat us to the start of a beautiful life after. We will be there sooner or later. May The Good Lord have u at peace God Bless n May U Rest In Peace my brother.

 

Ernest & Rosa Rodriguez posted on 8/11/20

Gracie, our most sincere condolences to you and your family. So sorry for you tremendous loss. Praying for you and your family.🙏🏼

 

Leticia Cruz posted on 8/11/20

My most deepest condolences to you Gracie and your family just remember you both made beautiful memories together and that’s what we live on love you cousin wish I could be there for you but your in my prayers always 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️

 

Jeannette Conde posted on 8/11/20

My dear friend you will be deeply missed. But your memories and friendship will always be. Especially our HEB Monterrey trip!🙏 Rest Easy my friend.

 

Anna Perez posted on 8/11/20

My condolences to you and your family. May God grant you the strength and courage during this time. Heaven gained an angel, may he rest in peace.

 

David fuentes posted on 8/11/20

You always will be miss and I know you will be watching all over us tio and I love you very much miss you always see you soon love David

 

NATIVIDAD LARA FUENTES JR. posted on 8/11/20

OSCAR: YOU BEAT ME TO IT AND CAUGHT ME BY SURPRISE. YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ALONE AND NEVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FIRST TO GO SEE MOM, DAD AND CHRIS, SO SAY HELLO TO DAD AND MOM AND TELL THEM I WILL BE THERE WITH THEM, HOWEVER, NOT YET SINCE I HAVE OTHER PLANS. I WILL BE LOOKING AFTER YOUR FAMILY AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM, AS LONG AS I AM ALIVE. THIS IS VERY HARD FOR ME BECAUSE I WAS TRAINED TO HAVE NO EMOTIONS, SO LIKE I SAID I WILL BE SEEING YOU SOON, AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU LIKE I ALWAYS HAVE. LOVE, YOUR BROTHER JR.

 

Denise Ramos posted on 8/11/20

Jaime, my sincere condolences. I will keep you and your family on my prayers. God bless you and comfort you.

 

ene vallejo posted on 8/11/20

On Behalf of Ms.Enedelia and Annie Vallejo we would like to express our most sincere condolences to Gracie and all the Fuentes family for the loss of Oscar we had the pleasure of working with both of them at H.E.B may he rest in peace and may the perpetual light shine upon him may him may he rest in peace Ms. Enedelia Vallejo Ms.Annie Vallejo

 

ene vallejo posted on 8/11/20

On Behalf of Ms. Enedelia and Annie Vallejo we would to extended our most sincere condolences to Gracie Fuentes and family for the loss of your husband,dad,grandfather may he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him. Know that you will be in our prayers . we had the pleasure of working with Oscar and Gracie my sister and I at H.E.B. From Ms.Enedelia and Annie Vallejo

 

Crystal Perez posted on 8/11/20

Gone but not forgotten 🙏❤️

 

John Perez posted on 8/11/20

Gracie,my sincerest condolences to you and The Fuentes Family. Jaime,Kristina and Cindy. I will the miss the smile he always had and always remember the wonderful times we had together with the Family. RIP Brother.

 

Grace Perez (Pearsall) posted on 8/11/20

My condolences to Graciela and family, May the Lord give you the strength and peace to endure the loss of your loved one. To my nephews, John and Daniel Perez, my condolences. May God Bless you.

 

Luis Alfonso Castro & Cristina Ruiz-Castro posted on 8/11/20

We are so sorry for the loss of your dear dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Daniel Perez posted on 8/11/20

Love you Tio, you will truly be missed. I remember all of the family gatherings we used to have whether it be camping at Chalk Bluff, gathering at Grandma and Grandpa's here in Uvalde, or us visiting in Laredo. Those days were the best and will never be forgotten. Say hello to everyone in Heaven for me. It's not goodbye, we will all see you later! Love you!

 

Daniel Perez Jr posted on 8/11/20

you will be missed a lot, we love you so much and thankful for everything you done for us i know you will be watching over all of us

 

Rose F Long posted on 8/11/20

My brother, I know you are now with our Lord Jesus Christ, one we'll be together again sharing our many memories. As children you always came to me and shared your feelings with me and asked me for advice. As we grew up, with families of our own, we didn't have the chance to talk about our feelings feelings. We always knew that whatever happened to either of us, we still had each others back. Rest in Peace and I will see you later. I love you and I will always miss you. ❤

 

Rene O. Torres posted on 8/11/20

Our most sincerest and heartfelt condolences during this time of grief and loss...

 

Lizette Sanchez posted on 8/11/20

Jaime, My sincerest condolences to you and your family. May he Rest In Peace in Gods Loving embrace.

 

Jason Wilbanks posted on 8/11/20

Jaime, I’m so sorry for you and your family in this time of loss sir. My family and I are praying for you and yours.

 

Ray Hernandez posted on 8/11/20

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our prayers are with you. Ray & Monica Hernandez and Family

 

Ana Estrada posted on 8/11/20

My deepest condolences to you and your family in your time of sorrow, You and Your family are in my prayers.

 

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