Juan C. Aguilar Jr., 72, beloved husband and father, was called to his eternal resting place on November 14, 2020. He entered this world on November 17, 1947 in Loraine, TX, born to Juan and Isabel Aguilar. He was the husband of Alicia Aguilar. They married December 27, 1963 in Lamesa, TX and shared 57 years together. He attended school up until the 5th grade. He then went into migrant work, working in the cotton and crop fields. At the age of 18 he pursued a career in welding. Juan was employed by Eagle Picher for over 30 years and worked as a Master A-Welder. I️n retirement he was able to tend to his lifelong passion, working at his auto body shop, of 40 plus years. Juan was a devout Catholic. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for 53 years. He enjoyed metal fabricating, lowriding, customizing classic cars, dancing, music, singing and most of all spending time with his family. He will be remembered for being the rock of his family and Lubbock's Godfather of Lowriding. He is survived by his wife, Alicia Aguilar, children, Sylvia (David), Ricky (Lisa), Roy, Joseph (Sandra), Laura (Abel), Chris (Lena), Tommy (Maria), Eric (Amy), 36 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 4 sisters and 5 brothers. He is preceded in death by his sons, Juan III, Jesse, and Martin, his parents Juan and Isabel Aguilar, 3 grandbabies and 2 great grandbabies, 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral Services will be held November 20, 2020 at 2:00pm at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with burial following at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on November 18, 2020 at 5:00pm, with a Rosary following on November 19, 2020 at 7:00pm at Guajardo Funeral Chapels. Pallbears are Ricky, Roy, Joseph, Chris, Tommy and Eric. Honorary Palbearers are Sylvia and Laura.
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