Esteban Benavides, Sr., age 76, of Corpus Christi, passed peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2020. Esteban was born on August 3, 1943 to Manuel and Josefa Benavidez. He enjoyed camping, traveling and playing pranks on his grandkids, he was a loving and devoted family man all while working for ANCO Sales Company for 20 years and with NAS-CCAD for 15 years fueling jets where he retired.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel & Josefa Benavidez, sister Angela Castillo, brothers Manuel and Eulogio (Gene) Benavides, Alfredo and Ovidio Robles and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his loving wife Josefina Harris Benavides of 57 years, three daughters, Sandra Benavides, Annette (Jesse) Gauna, Margarita Benavides and son Esteban Benavides, Jr.; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, sisters Enedina B. Martinez, Guadalupe B. Rodriguez, Lorenza B. Flores, brothers Arturo G. Benavidez and David Robles and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home. Due to COVID limitations, the service will be limited to 75 people. Masks are required. A live stream of the service will be available for friends and family to view from their home.
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