Steve Casarez Jr., 39, of Abilene, Texas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
He was born May 31, 1977 to Steve Sr. and Elsa Casarez of Abilene, Texas. He attended Eula High School where he was a runner, artist, and to many, a friend. He enjoyed hanging out downtown sipping on coffee and rollerblading with friends. His faith and adventurous spirit drew him to Springfield, MO where he met the love of his life Susana Renteria. He received his Bachelors at Evangel University and his Masters at Drury University. He and Susana began their journey of love in Springfield, where they were always surrounded with family, friends, love, and laughter. The Lord then brought them to Abilene where their love and joy touched many. Steve's love, laughter, fun, coffee, and community impacted so many around him. No one could escape his wit, goof, or undoubtedly hilarious jokes.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 13.5 years, Susana Renteria Casarez; three beautiful children, Steve III, 8, Sarai, 4, Silas, 1; four brothers, Martin, Carlos, Michael and his wife Gloria, Toby and his wife Vanessa; a sister, Victoria and her husband Jordan Brown; four nieces, Sarena, Elisabeth, Roselle, and Abigail; one nephew, Nicolas.
The Family will receive friends and extended family Monday, February 13, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 PM at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A Memorial Services will follow the visitation at 4:00 PM Monday, February 13, 2017 at Elmwood Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Lemme officiating.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.elmwoodfuneral.com
Our deepest sympathy goes out to this wonderful family. May God place his loving arms around you all.
The Steve Carroll familyClyde, TX
We are there in spirit and praying for you and your precious kids. So much love for you all!
Mark & Chelsea MortonBentonville, AR
Steve was an amazing friend in school we were roommates for several years and I was able to share good times with him Martin, Rene and Carlos. Words cannot express how sad I feel to know that Steve will not be with us anymore but we have the hope and faith that we will see him again in glory. My deepest condolences on behalf of my self and family.
Frank perezBridgeport, CT
Our prayers are with you and your family. He was a dear high school friend that we unfortunately grew apart after graduation. I remember his sweet nature and loving heart. I know we were blessed to know him.
Scotty and Tracie WristenTuscola, TX
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Our deepest condolences to your family. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Debra and Jose escamilla
Debra Sanchez escamillaAbilene, TX
Our love and prayers for Steve's family. Don and I both worked at Global when Steve was there. Steve and I worked in the same department. May God grant comfort and peace to the family at this time.
Don and Joyce Bailey.
Don and Joyce BaialeySpringfield, MO
My deepest condolences to the family. Steve and I attended the same church many years ago and I have very fond memories of him. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever met....always had us laughing during our youth activities. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Valerie MorenoMansfield, TX
We are so very sorry to hear this sad news Steve was such a kind, caring, generous and funny guy. Although he rests in the arms of Jesus he will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers 🙏❤️
Tony and Diana HawkinsNixa, MO
Forever in my heart. You will be missed.
Crystal EstlinbaumOklahoma City, OK
You were a true friend. You will be missed.
Robby CouchMay, TX
Muchas veces las palabras faltan para poder expresar las que son necesarias y puedan calmar el dolor, las lágrimas, la tristeza que embarga la perdida de un ser amado,todo ese dolor se compara con una noche muy oscura, pero al llegarla mañana oh que glorioso porque el sol de justicia alumbrara y nos cubrirá y podremos ver y disfrutar de todo lo que EL ha prometido para nosotros. Se que hay dolor, tristeza, Nero pronto muy pronto al sonar de la trompeta nos vamos a encontrarnos con nuestros seres Amados que se nos adelantaron, familia les amamos mucho son ustedes muy especiales y nuestra oración es que la paz de Cristo que sobrepasa todo entendimiento sea con vosotros. Un Abrazo fuerte y en lo que podamos servir es un privilegio, les amamos y les acompañamos en vuestro dolor, la biblia nos dice llora con los que lloran y ríe con los que rien, así que hay que poner en practica lo que Dios nos ha dejado escrito. Bendiciones.
Julio&Yolanda LetonaAbilene, TX
Our prayers are with you
Randy and Gaye CranfillClyde, TX
To the Casarez family we extend our heartfelt sympathy. The earth has one gentle soul less and Heaven has gained an angel. May God continue to give each and everyone strength and comfort now and the days to come.
Rev. Victor and Janie ArellanoGraham, TX