With deepest sorrow, we announce that Paul Alex Esquibel, Jr., 35 of Austin, formally of Devine, passed away at Cornerstone Hospital, Austin Texas on 20 February 2020 after a six year long battle with Lung Cancer. Paul was born on June 1,1984 in Pensacola Florida, son of Cindy and Paul Alex Esquibel Sr.
Although, taken too soon, he had a lasting and rememberable impact on many of us. We will remember him fondly and ask you to do the same. We love and miss you Son.
Paul loved the outdoors, was an excellent chef and a great artist. He enjoyed being out on the lake, river or at the family ranch searching for his next big find and just being outdoors. His time at the Culinary Institute only helped further his ability to create the most delightful dishes for multiple dinners with family and friends. He also created the most thought provoking artistic work on canvas or sketchpads for many friends and family members.
When you think of Paul please remember his infectious smile and laughter. Also, that at the drop of a hat, he would go anywhere across the state to help someone or consult a friend.
Paul is preceded in death by his grandfathers Gustino Esquibel of Devine, Texas and William Blank of Pensacola, FL. He is survived by his mother Cindy and father Paul, his siblings, Michelle and her husband Ryan Walbridge; his brother Steven and his wife Barbara Esquibel; his partner Michael Queen of Austin Texas, whom took great care of Paul and made sure he always made it to his doctors appointments, had his medications, had his oxygen and breathing treatments; his grandmothers Martha Esquibel and Rose Blank, many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends that he made through the years.
Paul’s family extends their heartfelt thanks to the health-care professionals at Cornerstone Hospital in Austin. They did an amazing job caring and providing for our son up to the last minute. We couldn’t have asked for a better team.
Memorial visitation will be held Friday, March 6, 2020 4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. at Hurley Funeral Home Devine, Texas. Prayer service is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church With services to conclude at the church.