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Julian Suarez Iii

September 20, 1962 — November 20, 2020


Julian Suarez III, passed away Friday, November 20th, 2020, in Odessa, Texas.

Funeral Services will be at 4:00 PM, Saturday, December 12th, 2020, at Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home with Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating. The burial of cremains will follow at a later date. Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, a private service for immediate family will be held; however, a live video link will be provided for extended family and friends. Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times.

Julian was born September 20th, 1962, in Odessa, Texas, to Julian Suarez Jr. and Florence Suarez. He was a very loving son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, and father figure. He was an only child until the age of 6, and during that time, he was his parent's center of attention. His mother, Florence, and Aunt Miny loved taking pictures of him. Julian was thrilled to become an older brother to Joel and Jonas Suarez. He played with them and helped them with their school work. Growing up, Julian's passions were sports and competition. He played little league baseball, ran track, and was a drummer in junior high. He enjoyed jamming on his drum set at home and playing football. Julian played football for Dowling Elementary, Bonham Junior High, and Permian High School. At Permian, he played tailback, wearing the number 44. Football practices were so rigorous he would arrive home with a 10-pound bag of ice. Upon entering high school, his parents gave birth to his biggest fan, his sister Toña. During home football games, his mother would dress her in handmade Permian cheerleader outfits. He spoiled his baby sister with candy and stuffed toys, calling her "baby doll."

After graduating from Permian High School in 1982, Julian attended Texas A&I Kingsville. Later, he worked for HEB, Albertsons, and United Supermarket. Julian took pride in his most recent position as a meat market manager. His boss said he was "good at his job" and "regarded as one of the best in our region." Customers knew him by name, and he was thought of highly by many. His coworkers will especially miss his "Hello Sunshine," and his loss will leave a considerable void for their store. Julian was an amazing uncle to both Joel Andrés Suarez and Michael Julian Scott. Julian was a significant father figure to Garrett Gann. He taught him how to ride a bike, shave, and be respectful to women. He inspired Garrett to always try his best no matter what and always work towards life goals. Garrett's favorite memories of Julian include playing video games and traveling on a "small adventure" to Dallas, Texas. Throughout his life, Julian loved cars, especially fast cars, such as corvettes. He was a dog lover, owning Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. Recently, Julian owned a Jack Russell Terrier named Lady Bird and a Doberman named Neo. He also owned several parrots, including an African Gray named Tiko. Julian enjoyed showing off his parrots, training them to make R2D2 sounds and repeat other phrases. He adored his mother and always bought her her favorite chocolates and roses for Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. Julian listened to rock, classic rock, and country. Some of his favorite artists include Kid Rock, Jewel, ACDC, Motley Crue. Although he was a quiet, introverted man, he had a heart of gold. When his nephew was diagnosed with cancer, he could not purchase a real Christmas tree due to chemotherapy, so Julian bought a flocked artificial tree for him to help brighten the season. We love you Julian and you are already missed. You touched many lives with your presence.

Julian is survived by his parents Julian Suarez Jr. & Florence Suarez; his siblings, Joel Suarez and wife Sylvia Suarez, Toña Suarez Scott. He was a proud father figure to his nephews and nieces: Rick Hernandez, Jillian Hernandez, Joel Andrés Suarez and wife Madison Suarez, Michael Julian Scott, Adrian Garcia, Justin Urias, Heather Zimmerman and husband Casey. He is remembered by numerous friends, coworkers and family. Julian is preceded in death by his youngest beloved brother Jonas Suarez among many loved aunts & uncles, including Lucy Chavez, Irene Suarez Lopez, Adam Ceniceros, and Gabriel Natividad in 2020.

Our heartfelt Blessings to all family and friends for their prayers, calls, flowers and food but most of all for their love and friendship to our beloved Julian.

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