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Eleazar R. Carrillo (Jose Torres)

Sunday, February 7, 2021
Eleazar R. Carrillo (Jose Torres)

Eleazar Carrillo passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones at home.

Eleazar was born to father, Anacleto Carrillo, and mother, Maria Reyna, on June 7, 1931, in Palau, Coahuila. He was the oldest of five siblings.

Eleazar was preceded in death by his wife, Delfina Carrillo; his parents; his sisters, Alicia Quintanilla and Teresa Perez; one brother, Ramiro Carrillo, and one great grandchild.

He is survived by his eight sons and one daughter: Henry Carrillo and wife Mila, Richard Carrillo, Raymond Carrillo, Freddie Carrillo, Joe Carrillo and wife Debbie, Mary Carrillo, Rudy Carrillo and wife Angela, Adrian Carrillo, and Arthur Carrillo and wife Florena, and one sister, Maria de Jesus Hernandez. He is also survived by 21 grandkids and 44 great grandkids.

He lived in Mexico until the age of 15, after losing both of his parents. Shortly after, he immigrated to the U.S. and lived with his aunt. At age 18, he started working in the cotton fields to earn enough money to bring his two siblings back to the U.S. with him. While working in the fields, he met the love of his life, Delfina Arriaga. Soon after, they married on August 13,1948. Together they had 10 children.

Soon after marriage, he started working at Leggett and Platt. He retired from the company after 42 years as a supervisor. After retiring from the company, he started working as a crossing guard for EISD, where they knew him as Mr. Joe, and retired after 21 years. He was active in Little League where he umpired for nine years. His hobbies were baseball and he had a passion for playing music.

He was an extremely helpful, charming man who enjoyed spending time with his family. He liked to share his stories about his life and always had the charisma to make everyone laugh. He loved to take his daily walks in the morning. Everyone that knew him that would drive by his home knew they would see Eleazar sitting out on his porch waving at everyone. He will always be remembered as a hardworking, kind, strong and funny person. He will be missed very much by his loved ones and those who knew him.

Visitation was held on Tuesday Feb. 2, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with rosary at 7 p.m., at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis, Texas.

Mass of the Christian Burial was held on Feb. 3, 2021, at 10 a.m., in St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church.

Pallbearers were Anthony Carrillo, Chris Carrillo, Adam Carrillo, Corey Carrillo, Jr Esquivel, Jason Mejorado, Charles Carrillo, and Daniel Carrillo.

Interment followed in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home.

Arrangements were under the direction of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis, 800 South Kaufman Street, Ennis, Texas.