Ernesto Israel Ramirez Sr. passed on to his heavenly home, on Tuesday August 9, 2022, at the respectable age of 70, in Hearne, Texas.
He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, Popo, and friend.
He was born on April 22, 1952 to Isaac Ramirez & Ernestina Molinar in Guadalupe, Chihuahua, Mexico. He married the love of his life, Guadalupe Alvarado on June 17, 1978. They were married for five years before she passed. One thing for sure everyone knew he LOVED his wife so much until this very day.
Ernesto Sr. worked at Lifetime Doors in his earlier years of life until 1996 and then proceeded to become a truck driver. He started his own business, “Ramirez Trucking” in 1996, hauling gravel. He loved boxing, quarter mile and drag races. He was a believer in the Virgen de Guadalupe and Virgen de San Juan. He spent a lot of time at the yard helping fix trucks or trailers, monitoring the yard, or getting on to everyone just because.
You could often find him on his tablet in the office. He loved to look at vehicles online and see what good deal he could find. If anyone has been to the yard they knew the dogs roaming around were his and he would feed all of them; which he called his “homeboys”. Another thing you would see him with was his daily Coca-Cola and/or his Pan Dulce. He grabbed coffee every night at Cefco but his favorite coffee was Folgers Instant Coffee.
One of his favorite songs was “Purple Rain”. This song has a very special meaning to him.
Ernesto Sr. was a hard worker, a protector and was always a listening ear. He would not allow anyone to take advantage of his family or threaten them in any way. His love was one of a kind. The way he loved people was a different type of love.
One thing that will be remembered about him is he was the “go to guy”,
he knew the answer to anything and everything. He LOVED his wife, his kids, grandkids, great-grandchildren, and his family. He lived a simple life but the love he offered was worth more than anything in this world. He would give you the shirt off his back even to a stranger and would help anyone he came across, he just wanted everyone to always be happy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Ramirez and Ernestina Molinar. His wife Guadalupe Alvarado Ramirez. And many other special relatives.
He was survived by his two sons Ernesto Ramirez Jr. and Timothy Barrera of Hearne. He is also survived by his brother Rodolfo Ramirez of Barreales, Chihuahua, Mexico and sister Dora Macias of Calvert.
As well as his grandsons: Alexander and Christopher Ramirez of Hearne; Elijah and Isaiah Barrera of Carthage, and Timothy Jr. and Dominic Barrera of Bryan; five great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces, especially Mary Carmen, nephews, other relatives, and special friends.