On Monday, October 14, 2019, Juan M. Enriquez, went to his final resting place with Jesus Christ, at the age of 70, surrounded by his family in his final moments.
Juan was born on April 18, 1949 to Manuel and Ninfa Enriquez in Asherton, Texas. The eldest of eight children, his humble beginnings taught him that hard work was never a waste of time and that work ethic brought him many successes in his life.
On June 4, 1969, Juan was inducted into the United States Army and proudly served his country. Specialist 4 Enriquez was an Ammunition Storage Specialist in Battalion’s 576th Ordnance Company near Long Bihn, Vietnam. He was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and a Vietnam Campaign Medal. Honorably discharged from the Army in 1971, Juan returned to his hometown and to his family.
Retired from Floydada Co-Op Gin, he and his family ran a small donut shop. He enjoyed the work that small business afforded his family and was grateful for the community that help support it.
Never one to stop working, Juan went on to work as a maintenance man for First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville coupled with owning and operating a small cleaning company with his business partner and wife, Guadalupe.
Juan will always be remembered for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.
Juan was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Joe.
He is survived by his current wife, Guadalupe and bonus children, Soyla Reyna, Gerardo Reyna, Oscar Reyna and his wife, Josefina, and Antonio Banda; his three children, Leslie Enriquez-Willkom and her husband, Dan, Sonia Enriquez, and Juan M. Enriquez Jr., from his first wife, Roberta Miller; his brothers, Armando, Abe, and Randy; his sisters, Dora, Dianna and Teresa; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Juan loved Jesus and his family and will forever be missed.
A memorial service honoring Juan’s life was held at First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville, Texas on November 1, 2019 at 2 p.m.
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“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you the place I have prepared.” Exodus 23:20