Ernest Mendoza, 75, was born on February 26, 1944 in Creedmor, Texas and entered into eternal rest on September 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Ernest was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He is preceded in death by his father, Antonio Mendoza; his mother, Amada Gutierrez Mendoza; his brothers, Jose "Joe" Mendoza, Ralph Mendoza, and Enrique "Henry" Mendoza; and his sisters, Tomasa Mendoza, Severa Mendoza Aguilar, Esther Mendoza Quintero, and Juanita "Jane" Mendoza Selbe. Ernest leaves behind to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Maria Escobar Mendoza; his daughters, Silvia Escobar and Gloria Kelly; his brothers, Eliberto "Gilbert" Mendoza and Matlide "Matt" Mendoza; his grandchildren, Austin Ivery, Carlos Kelly, and Nicholas Hernandez; his nephews, Orlando Mendoza, James Mendoza, Joseph Mendoza, Carl Selbe, David Mendoza, Mathew Mendoza, and Henry Mendoza, Jr.; his nieces, Mary Mendoza Clark, Rose Mendoza, Esther Selbe Garza, Maria Nelda Quintero, Helen Quintero, and Anita Mendoza; and many other relatives and friends. Ernest will be dearly missed by all who shared wonderful memories with him.