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12/17/1952 - 12/27/2021
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Our beloved Dad, Albert Carrasco, went home to be reunited his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 27, 2021. He was a phenomenal Grandpa and Dad.
He was an amazing husband and caregiver to his wife, Cecilia Ruiz Carrasco, who he is now reunited with in Heaven.
He met his wife Cecilia and they fell in love on August 14, 1990. They decided to become engaged to one another on June 10, 1996. They celebrated their wedding on September 25, 1998.
He was born in Pecos, Texas on December 17, 1952. He was raised in Saragosa, Texas. He attended Balmorhea Public School. He graduated from Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas as a member of the Class of 1971. He was always proud to a Rocket and be a part of the history of Irvin High School as a graduate.
He was an active member of the Catholic church and he always kept God first in everything he did in his life by his actions and behavior. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. He loved attending family gatherings, especially around the holidays. He loved his family and always expressed gratitude for them. He always made sure to be an active part of their lives. He was the biggest supporter of his grandkids and he loved attending school activities and events for them.
He was always grateful to be alive and he thanked God for every day of his life. He always had a positive attitude. We were blessed to have him as a Dad. He was a lifelong dedicated Dallas Cowboys fan. He always enjoyed watching his Dallas Cowboys play football every Sunday, especially when they would win the game.
He had a “green thumb” and loved working in his yard with his garden and trees. He would always plant flowers in the springtime and he enjoyed doing yard work. He grew up on a family farm. He would always make sure to maintain his yard equipment throughout his life just like he did as a young child on the farm.
When he was a young child, he used to shine shoes for the bracero workers on the weekends to make extra money. These workers would frequently visit his father’s grocery store in Saragosa, Texas. He enjoyed having his own business of shining shoes as a young child. He always kept his business dress shoes shined and in top shape throughout his career as a salesman.
One of the most successful occupations of his lifelong sales career was during his time as a Manager for Radio Shack stores. During his 14-year career as a Store Manager with Radio Shack Corporation, he broke several sales records. His clients always referred their family and friends to him at his Radio Shack store and the other businesses he worked for throughout his life.
He used to work at the Piggy Bank gas station while he attended Irvin high school.
Before he started working at the gas station, he used to play Freshman football and Junior Varsity football for the Irvin Rockets up until he was a Sophomore. He was part of the Varsity track team. He used to throw the shot put as a member of the track team.
He loved astronomy and stargazing. He would always let his family know about meteor showers, solar eclipses, and other astronomy events taking place in the night sky. He always talked about how he couldn’t wait until he was reunited with the Lord in Heaven so he could travel across the vast universe and planets at the speed of his own thoughts. He loved to study how several space travel entrepreneurs and their companies such as Elon Musk were working on travel to Mars. He knew it was important for humankind to become a multi-planet space bearing civilization.
He enjoyed watching the re-runs of the black and white Western cowboy TV shows from his childhood. One of his favorite TV shows was the Rifleman. He loved movies with Clint Eastwood and John Wayne. These shows and Hollywood stars are part of the reason he had a love for listening to Country Western music.
He loved fishing and always enjoyed working with his fishing equipment and maintaining his rods and reels. He was a lifelong fishing enthusiast and loved using different bait to catch fish such as bass and trout.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Cecilia Ruiz Carrasco, his parents, Dulcesnombres Carrasco and Vicenta Carrasco and his brothers, Salvador Carrasco, Victor Carrasco, and Angel Carrasco.
He is survived by his sister, Teresa Fuentez and her children Vicente, Victoriano, and Benjamin Fuentez.
He is survived by his oldest son, Albert Carrasco, his wife Eula and their 3 children, Chris, Lisa, and Mia, his middle son, Jonathan Carrasco, and his youngest son, Joshua Carrasco, his wife Zaide, and their 2 children, Romina and Brandon.
His step-children Gabriel Gonzalez, his wife Stephanie, Lourdes Gonzalez, Diego Gonzalez, his wife Beth, David Torres and Dahlia Torres. His grandchildren-Alyssa Dominguez, Mattelyn McCullen, Hannah Gonzalez, Alayna Fabela, Analysa Fabela, Santiago Fabela, Theia Pearl and his only great-granddaughter Viviana Dominguez.
Visitation will be held at San Jose Funeral Home on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 4pm to 8pm with a Rosary at 7pm. Funeral mass will be held at St. Raphael Catholic Church on Tuesday, January 11,2022 at 11:00am.