Oscar Tavarez Sr., 74, of Abilene passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in Dallas.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 10 AM at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Robert Lee Hispanic Cemetery, Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas. A visitation and prayer service will be held Monday, January 28, from 6 to 8 PM.
Oscar was born on October 27, 1944 in Tierras Nuevas, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Blas Tavarez Sr. and Estefana Guerrero Tavarez. He married Rosa Ybarra on June 27, 1969 in Pecos, Texas. Oscar retired from the Texas Highway Department after 25 years of service. Oscar was a very proud and hard-working man who took pride in his work. He enjoyed gardening and watching his favorite teams, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Abilene High Eagles play. Oscar loved to cook and spend time with family and friends. He loved to laugh and make people laugh. He was a kid at heart. He was a member of Shining Star Fellowship church. Oscar touched many lives and was considered by many to be their dad and granddad.
Oscar is survived by his loving wife, Rosa Tavarez; 3 children, Oscar Tavarez Jr., Sylina Valdez and husband Rich, Lee Ray Tavarez and wife Heather Garcia; 2 grandchildren, Jacob Hernandez and Anessa Garcia; 7 siblings, Elizer Orta, Vickie Urias, Consuelo Rodriguez, Berta Carrasco and husband Ramon, Olga Morales, Aurora Tercero and husband Steve, Delores Alanis and husband Ernesto; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Oscar was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Amalia Venegas and Yolanda Banuelos; 1 brother, Blas Tavarez Jr.
Heartfelt condolences to my cousins, praying for peace and comfort at this time and always.
Sam YbarraSan Angelo, TX
Sending all our love and prayers to the Tavarez family during this difficult time and always. May he rest in peace.
Angie CastanedaAbilene, TX
My sincerest sympathy. May God strengthen you and carry you through this trying period. Blessings to all the family.
Priscilla Tercero ElyOdessa, TX
Our hearts go out to the Tavarez Family at this time. Oscar will be greatly missed! He was a wonderful man and we were so proud to know him and your wonderful family! We send you lots of hugs and love at this difficult time. Sincerely, Norma & Felix Garcia & Family.
Norma & Felix Garcia/All FamilyAustin, TX
My sincere condolences to you all.
Prayers for comfort and peace. May his contagious smile bring peace to your soul. He was a good man. Love You.
Carmen GutierrezSan Antonio, TX
We share in your sorrows. Prayers for the whole family Love You all.
Corina DiehlOzona, TX
We are forever grateful to the Travarez family for the love and support they gave to our daughter Tara when she was alone at college and needed the love and support the Travarez family gave to her and became her second family.
Michael L. Sanders & Elizabeth Ann Sanders, PhD.Shawnee, KS
Oscar Dr you will be missed, nothing but great memories of you. God has gained a great person to his kingdom. Rest easy, continued prayers for the entire Tavares Family we love y'all
Michelle LaraSan Antonio, TX
With our deepest condolences. May God wrap his loving arms around all of his family and friends in this time.
Vanessa Hernandezhobbs, NM
Don Oscar era una persona querida por muchos! El era alegre, chistoso, ayudaba al necesitado y un abuelito para mis 3 hijos!! Que descanse en paz señor Tavarez (segundo padre) lo vamos ha extrañar mucho!!!
Marisol PadillaAbilene, TX
Saw a red cardinal perched on my pine tree...knew it was you saying goodbye. Until we see each other again...Rest in peace Tío Oscar.
JOSE ORTATAYLOR, TX
This is hard to swallow! A great man that was loved by so many was taken. Thank you Oscar for all the great, crazy memories. To Rosita, and kids there are no words other than we love you and we are praying for you all.
Tracy YbarraOzona, TX