Pedro “Pete” Trevino Espinosa
Our Hero, Our Knight in Shining Armor, Our Daddy
Pedro Trevino Espinosa was born to Juan and Francisca Espinosa on December 26, 1938, in Derby, Texas. He passed away at his home in Moore, Texas on December 23, 2020.
He was married to Lucia Perez Espinosa on January 24, 1959, and had 6 children: Elenora Espinosa Wilson (Robert), Maria Elisa Espinosa Gonzales (Luciano Jr.), Rojelio Perez Espinosa (Allison), Roberto Perez Espinosa (Claudia), Pedro Perez Espinosa Jr., and Jose Perez Espinosa.
Pedro has 14 Grandchildren: Pamela, Kelly, Robyn, Samantha, Luciano III, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Nicolas, Christopher, Pedro, Joshua, Katelyn, Brooklyn, and Andrea Gabriella. He also has 11 great-grandchildren: Rylie, Cary, Andrew, Lucy, Macy, Quintin, Corbin, Braxton, Camille, Shyanne, and Kynzie. He has many godchildren, nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his sister, Beatrice Carrizales and a niece whom he considered a sister, Margot Espinosa Torres.
He is preceded in death by his wife- Lucia, son- Pedro Jr, parents- Juan and Francisca Espinosa, brother- Rojelio, and sister- Adelina Perez. Four years after his wife, Lucia, of 41 years passed away, Pete remarried, Norberta.
His children grew up calling him, “Daddy.” He was always there for his children, guiding and encouraging them to do their best. Pete was always a gentleman, opening doors for his wife, saying “thank you,” and giving a firm handshake while looking directly into their eyes. He owned several businesses, which included dry cleaning (Pete’s Cleaners), restaurant (Burger Box), roasting coffee (R&R Coffee), selling mesquite (JP Mesquite), and even a cement company but his primary business was building custom homes (Espinosa Builders Supply), always providing for his family.
Pete was a very trusting, generous, and respectful man. In memory of his beloved wife Lucia, he constructed, donated, and dedicated the Immaculate Heart of Mary chapel. He believed in helping others, always giving of his time and money. He was involved in politics, school board, church, community, Knights of Columbus, and the Cursillos. He was a role model for all his children.
Pete believed in the value of education. He encouraged his children to attend a university and earn a degree knowing an education would enhance their way of life. He was most proud of his six children graduating from a university.
Pete was a man of God, he and Lucia taught their children that the Catholic faith was essential, and raising a family with GOD at the center was vital. Also, the intercession of the “Blessed Virgin Mary,” would provide comfort to them in times of trouble. His children were taught believing in God would help them become better individuals and would lead them to heaven.
Pete was one of a kind and a very special man. He was a strong, independent, faithful Catholic, leader, gentleman, and loving man of God. According to his children, Pedro T. Espinosa was the greatest man on earth and their Hero!
Words of wisdom from Daddy: “Your mind is a powerful tool, use it”
“Enjoy every day because you will not relive it”
“Always do your best”
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Pedro T. Espinosa to:
By Mail: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pearsall, Texas
P.O. Box AK, Pearsall, Texas 78061
By Phone: TEXT-TO-GIVE at 830-218-1561
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“Son, take care of your father when he grows old; give him no cause for worry as long as he lives. Be sympathetic even if his mind fails him; don’t look down on him just because you are strong and healthy. The Lord will not forget the kindness you show to your father; it will help you make up for your sins.”
Visitation will be at the Hurley Funeral Home on Thursday, January 7, starting at 8:00 AM, with a Rosary being recited at 9:00 AM. Mass will be Celebrated at 10:00 AM in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Pearsall.
Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic, face coverings or masks will be required and social distancing with be observed. Please limit physical contact to members of your immediate family only.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home - Pearsall, 608 E. Trinity, Pearsall, TX 78061
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