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Esequiel R. Canales

d. March 17, 2020

Esequiel R. Canales

1922 ~ 2020

Esequiel Rodriguez Canales, at 98 years of age, peacefully ascended into Heaven on Sunday, March 15, 2020.  He was born on February 14, 1922 in Pasadena, Texas and precedes his father; Alfonso Canales, his mother; Elisa Rodriguez, his bro the r; Jesus “Jessie” Canales, his first wife; Angelina Rojas, his second wife; Shirley Rodriguez, his daughter; Shirley Jean Canales and step-daughter; Virginia Lopez.

Esequiel leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife of 19 years Juanita “Janie” Rodriguez Canales, his daughters: Linda Luna, Evelyn Cardona, Elizabeth Medina, Lillian Canales, Elisa (Alberico)  Maldonado, step-children: Diego Gallegos, Anita Carmona, Ignacio R (Guadalupe) Gallegos JR, Ramiro (Ofelia) Gallegos, Amelia (Frank) Flores, Juanita Enriquez, Carolina (Rudy) Castaneda, Emma Castaneda, Melchor (Mary) Gallegos, his grandchildren: Solidad (Danielle) Gutierrez, Jennifer (Albert) Garza, Thomas Andrew Gutierrez, Ben (Vanessa) Garza Jr., Rodney (Yoli) Garza, Christopher Garza, Angela Garza, Tim Luna, Cindy Luna, Rochelle (Cody) McKenney, Anne Longoria, Frank (Maria) Longoria, Eric Longoria, numerous step-grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He proudly served his country during World War II in the US Army.  He lived a life of adventures through his travels while working as a merchant seaman with Lykes Line, a league baseball player and played the saxophone in a band.  He had a zest for life: he loved entertaining, was a phenomenal cook, and a loyal Houston Astros fan.  Esequiel attended The House of Refuge Church for many years in Pasadena, Texas. In the last years due to his health, he enjoyed watching BendicionTV, DaystarTV & SonLight Netwirk with Jimmy Swaggart.

Services Date:  Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Visitation:  10:00am - 11:00am

Funeral Service:  11:00am

Location:  Compean Funeral Home Main Chapel

Interment with full Military Honors:  Houston National Cemetery

Gate Time:  1:45pm

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