Thomas Espinoza Jr., 50, passed away on April 26, 2013. He is survived by his only child, Evelyn Grace Espinoza; mother, Margie Charles Espinoza; and siblings, Norma E. Arredondo and husband, Tony Arredondo, and Ray Espinoza and wife, Angela Nicholson Espinoza; nephews and nieces: Michael Espinoza, Jenna Arredondo, Cassie Arredondo, Rebekah Espinoza Cooper and husband, Gary Cooper, Danial Espinoza and wife, Rachel Espinoza, and Stephanie Espinoza; and great-nieces and –nephew, Noah Espinoza, Lillian Espinoza and Alyson Cooper.
Thomas was preceded in death by his father Thomas Espinoza, Sr.
Thomas was a graduate of Lockhart High School in 1981. After graduation, Thomas worked for Hoskins Electric in Austin, Texas, as an electrician’s helper and continued this trade to become a licensed electrician for the rest of his working years.
Thomas was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he was baptized, made his communion and was confirmed.
Thomas was a friendly, funny, hardworking and helping guy. Friends knew him as “Tommy” and “Tom-Tom.” To family, he was “Jr.” He was very proud to be a father to his daughter, Evelyn Grace Espinoza, and it showed in his actions. Tommy had a strong passion for working and would always lend a helping hand anyway he could. He will truly be missed by all.
The family wants to thank Angel Deleon’s funeral home, our friends, family and extended family with St. Mary’s Church and especially Father Alberto for all the support, guidance and efforts made to be there for us in the loss of our beloved brother, son and father Thomas Espinoza, Jr.
Pallbearers were nephews, Daniel and Michael Espinoza, brother-in-law, Tony Arredondo, friend, Henry Mireles, cousin, John Espinoza, family member, Gary Cooper and honorary pallbearer, Martin Mojica, Jr.