Juan Luis Armendariz, 69, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 24th, 2021, at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. On October 10th, 1951, Juan was born to Prudencio and Delia Armendariz in Weslaco, Texas. Juan grew up in Weslaco, attending St. Joan of Arc Catholic School from 1st-8th grade and graduating from Mary Hoge High School in Weslaco.
Juan was always a natural problem solver and began tinkering with cars at an early age. So naturally, he became a vehicle maintenance technician and was very successful and respected in his field. Juan could figure out the problem with any vehicle and was known for his knowledge and intense work ethic. Juan’s profession was his hobby. He loved fixing cars and spending time outdoors.
Juan also inherited the love of football from his father and was a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan. In addition, Juan loved old movies, and even at his age, he loved watching cartoons. He also enjoyed watching classic television shows like Happy Days and the Andy Griffith Show, to name a few.
Juan was a proud Catholic and an altar server throughout his childhood. He had a special love and devotion for Our Lady of Guadalupe. Juan was a man of courage and served the Lord with a cheerful heart, especially through acts of charity for others. That love and dedication are what led him to care for his elderly parents. Juan was the primary caregiver, nursing his mom and dad during their most challenging illnesses.
Juan was a loyal, family-oriented man. He loved spending time with his family. The family would always gather at mom and dad’s home for Christmas, and Juan made sure to go all out with decorations, making his favorite holiday special for all who visited.
Juan is preceded in death by his brother, Raul Armendariz, and his father, Prudencio Armendariz.
He is survived by his mother, Delia Armendariz, siblings, Roel and wife, Gloria Armendariz of Weslaco, Rodolfo Armendariz of Weslaco, Lisa, and husband, Roberto Matamoros of Weslaco. He also leaves behind nephews and nieces, David, Rachel, Cory, Kary Armendariz, Isabela, Lourdes, Katarina Matamoros, and one great-nephew, Brandon Michael Armendariz.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 27th, 10 am-9 pm at McCaleb Funeral Home, with a rosary at 7 pm. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 28th, 10 am, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Weslaco, followed by burial at Highland Memorial Park.