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Bennie Cruz

Bennie Marcos Cruz Jr.

Sunday, December 15th, 1946 - Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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Obituary

Bennie Marcos Cruz Jr., 73 years young, of Mansfield Texas, was called to heaven to sing with the angels on 12/23/2019.

He was born in the City of Angels (Los Angeles, CA) on 12/15/1946.

He was preceded in Death by his Father Bennie M Cruz Sr., Mother, Adelaida Valencia, & son Gabriel Jeff Keith Cruz.

Bennie Graduated from Western New Mexico University with Honors and was on the Dean’s List for Who’s Who. During this time he also served as a sergeant in the US Army reserves. Shortly after graduating, he married Dolores Cruz in Veguita, NM (8/2/1969) before starting his career in Cheyenne, WY with the Federal Highway Administration then later for the US Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General. He moved to Arlington, Texas with his wife and children in 1979 where they build a life and raised their three children. He was an active member and served at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Bennie retired as Director of Financial Statements for the US Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General. After Retirement he started a business, he served as an Auditor for the Fort Worth School District as well as one of the Board of Directors for the Fort Worth Community Credit Union and enjoyed spending a lot-time with his grandchildren and wife. He loved to travel with his wife, painting, gardening, and coaching his grandchildren in soccer.

He was survived by his wife Dolores Cruz; his son, Bennie Cruz III and wife, Elizabeth Cruz; his son, Christopher Cruz and his wife, Veronica Cruz; his son Jonathan Cruz, and his wife Tawny Cruz; his grand-daughter Gabrielle Alysa Guajardo, and her husband, Luis Guajardo; his grandchildren, Camila Aylin Cruz, Cristian Ilan Cruz, Sophia Cruz; his great grandchild Xavier Guajardo; his four sisters and many close friends and family.

Funeral visitation viewing and rosary will be held Friday, December 27th, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 28th, 2019 from 10:00am. Pallbearers for the ceremony are Luis Guajardo, Carlos Ontiveros, Darrel Richardson, Jim Kram, Paul Baca, Charles Sanchez. Honorary Pallbearers John Deller, and Al Maldonado.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
    Address
    5819 W Pleasant Ridge Road
    ARLINGTON, TX 76016
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  • Wake Service 1

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Rosary
  • Service

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
    Address
    5819 W Pleasant Ridge Road
    ARLINGTON, TX 76016
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Cruz Family, may all of your happy memories of Bennie be your strength in his loss. Our deepest condolences. Brenda, Frank, Jason, Katie and Kevin.
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