Paul “Wahoo” Zarate

1943 - 2020

Paul “Wahoo” Zarate

1943 – 2020

Paul “Wahoo” Zarate, 77, was born on April 12, 1943 in Bay City, Texas and called up to be with his Lord and Savior on October 28, 2020 in Houston, Texas.  Wahoo was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcelino Zarate and Alline Battise; his loving wife Guadalupe “Lupe” Zarate; and his brother, Marcelino Zarate, Jr..  Wahoo leaves behind to cherish his memories; his daughters, Mary Ann Spencer & husband Vernon and Paula Zarate Caudillo & husband Arthur, Jr.; his brother, Daniel Zarate; his sister, Gloria Zamora; his grandchildren, Miranda Amara Spencer, Vernon L. Spencer, Jr., Matthew Caudillo, Crystal Caudillo, Cayla Caudillo, Arthur Caudillo, III, and Allyssa Caudillo; his great grandchildren, Presley Marquez, Payton Marquez, Paxtin Marquez, Prince Williams, and Eli Carroll; and many other relatives and friends.  Wahoo will be greatly missed by all who shared wonderful memories with him.


Visitation: Friday, November 6, 2020

Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Vigil: 6:00pm

Location: Compean Funeral Home Family Chapel

Funeral: Saturday, November 7, 2020

Time: 10:00am

Location: Compean Funeral Home Family Chapel

Interment: Alabama – Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery (Livingston, Texas)

  1. Trysta Dionne

    1 year ago  

    I will always miss the happy chuckle and the warm hug when I walked in the door. May you Rest In Peace knowing you are loved and cherished, and that you made an impact on everyone you met.

  2. Janie Chapa

    1 year ago  

    My most sincere condolences to the family. It was a pleasure meeting your dad Paula. All that you did for your dad was so beautiful! I love y’all always. Rest Easy Sr. God has you in his glory. 🙏🏻❤️💐

    Familia Chapa

  3. Gloria Zamora, Shirley Vasquez, Michelle Zarate

    1 year ago  

    I will deeply miss talking to my brother, give mama a hug for me Paul.
    Love, Gloria

    We will truly miss our uncle Paul (Wahoo) We will always have fond and joyful memories of him. You all have our deepest and sincerest condolences.
    Love, Shirley & Michelle

  4. Sauceda family

    1 year ago  

    Loved seeing you at family gatherings.. you always had a great smile and talking with you was easy. It was always a fun time with you around.
    You are truly missed
    Love and prayers
    Sauceda Family

  5. Arthur Caudillo Jr.

    1 year ago  

    Wahoo, the best looking father-in-law in the world, you will be missed. The laugh and the way you would chuckle. Your phone calls, your competitiveness, and watching sports will not be the same. You will always be remembered.
    Big Arthur-Your favorite son in law. I know you are laughing Wahoo.

  6. Matthew Caudillo

    1 year ago  

    Grandpa, I will always cherish the moments we shared in this life together. You were an example of determination and a grandfather’s unwavering love for your family. I will always love and miss you.

    Love,
    Your grandson

  7. Cayla Carroll

    1 year ago  

    I love you, Grandpa. I will miss hearing your stories. I will miss listening to you and Eli FaceTime and laugh with each other. I miss you and we love you.

  8. 1 year ago  

    Dad I love you and miss you with every passing day , I know you are dancing and drumming in the heavens above , and watching over all of us , I will always keep you in my heart, Until we meet in heaven again , love you always your daughter Mary ann

  9. Jennifer Matthews

    1 year ago  

    I am so very sorry for your family’s loss…..😢. Prayers of comfort for each of you.

  10. Paula Zarate Caudillo

    1 year ago  

    I Love You Daddy, I Miss You Dearly, and You will Forever Be In my Heart. Sing Daddy, Dance, Rejoice for You are now made Whole.

  11. 1 year ago  

    I will truly miss my father in law, he was like a second dad to me , and a good friend, I will always cherish the memories of things we did together, during the 40 plus years I have know him, I will truly miss you Paul , your son in law Vernon Spencer

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