Gilberto Garcia Mendoza, 63, of Amarillo died on Wednesday March 25, 2020.
Family services will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Gilbert was born on October 4, 1956 in Floydada, Texas. He grew up in Hereford, Texas where he played football and became a loyal Hereford Whiteface fan. He also followed Whiteface Volleyball and Softball.
Gilbert worked most of his life as a Manager for Village Texaco, formally located at 34th Ave & Georgia, and provided services for Uhaul. He enjoyed working with his employees and loved helping his customers.
Gilbert was the greatest Father we could ever ask for; he was always there for us for anything at any time. Gilbert’s greatest pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. He was very proud of his children’s accomplishments. Gilbert’s grandchildren kept him busy with their sporting activities. He loved watching it all from Football and Hockey to Cheer and Ballet. Gilbert also had a love-hate relationship for the Dallas Cowboys, and he enjoyed giving those die-hard fans a hard time. Gilbert truly valued family time by going out to eat on weekends, traveling, and gathering at Palo Duro Canyon for picnics and hiking. If Gilbert could find a way to push your buttons, he would do so just simply out of love. Gilbert cherished his time with his mother and brothers. He had a love for music, and he shared his favorite music and artists with his grandchildren. Gilbert had also adopted two of our mischievous dogs that he adored and spoiled. Favorite snacks included popcorn with a Dr Pepper, fireballs, butter scotch and pecans.
He is survived by his daughters, Fresa Mendoza Solorio of McKinney, TX, and Carolyn Mendoza, of Carrollton, TX; son, Joseph Mendoza and wife Patricia of Amarillo, TX; brothers, Simon Mendoza, Jesse Mendoza, Tony Delgado and wife Bertha, Carlos Delgado and wife Eva; grandchildren, Jose Gonzalez, Ethan Solorio, Johnan Solorio, Elyssa Solorio, Jaclyn Tep, Taidun Ksor, Nevaeh and Natalie Mendoza; Pets, Pinche Nina and Daisy Mae; and many nieces and nephews.