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Juan E. Hernandez (Plainview)

January 27, 1933 — February 8, 2023

Juan E. Hernandez (Plainview)

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Juan E. Hernandez, 90, of Plainview went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in in Katemcy, Texas, to Manuel and Leandra (Esparza) Hernandez. He and his five siblings grew up in Mason, Texas. Throughout his young life he enjoyed swimming, fishing, hunting, listening to music, playing the guitar and accordion, and going to dances with his siblings and cousins. His love of music inspired his children and grandchildren to pursue playing musical instruments.  As he got older, he spent his time helping his father on the farm.He and his brother Manuel travelled through local towns and different states doing seasonal work. While working on one of those trips he met the love of his life, Agripina Villalobos, in New Mexico, and they were happily married for 64 years. They resided in Olton, TX for many years and finally made their home in Plainview, TX.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

When living in Olton he farmed for 20 years and then switched careers and worked for another 20 years at Cargill in Plainview. He retired and began enjoyed traveling with his wife to Germany, the Netherlands, Virginia, Washington DC, and several states. A few of his favorite locations were visiting Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Mount Vernon, the Pentagon, the White House, the Grand Canyon; O.K. Corral and the Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone AZ; and going to Key West, FL for his second honeymoon. A year into his retirement Cargill asked him to return to work to mentor and coach the younger workers and worked for another few years.  After finally retiring for the 2nd time, he enjoyed watching Westerns on TV when he was not travelling. He almost never missed watching his favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers, on TV.  He was so excited to finally attend a game of the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers in Arlington a few times. He took pleasure in going to the local United Grocery Store and Walmart to meet up with former co-workers and friends to catch up about “old times”.

He was a kind man to everyone and throughout his life he often welcomed family and friends, who were going through difficult times, who needed a safe place to live under his roof until they were able to live on their own and never expected anything in return.

In his later years he often told his family that he had a good life, and did everything he wanted to do. He deeply loved and was devoted to God, his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was faithful in going to church and listening to the word of God. He would want everyone to know that he was more than prepared and eager to meet his Lord and Savior. He will be missed deeply by his family and those who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Leandra Hernandez, two sisters, Brijida Velez, and Virginia Hernandez, two brothers, Ben Hernandez and Manuel Hernandez and two grandsons, Johnny Hernandez Jr, and Adam Hernandez. 

He is survived by his wife, Agripina “Gloria” Hernandez; four daughters, Irma Almanza from Plano, Irene Goodheer from Alexandria, Virginia, Gloria Black and husband Phillip Black from Dalhart and Sylvia Hernandez from Plainview; two sons, Juan Luis Hernandez and wife Yvonne Hernandez from Plainview and Gregorio Hernandez from Carrollton; one sister, Connie DeAnda and husband Lupe DeAnda; ten grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren.

He enjoyed wearing his blue jeans and plaid blue shirts. Anyone interested in attending his funeral is encouraged to wear blue jeans and plaid blue shirts—this was his preferred dress attire in all occasions. When he renewed his wedding vows for his 50th wedding anniversary he wore his jeans.

A Rosary service will be held at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel.

Funeral mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 23, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father George Poonely officiating. Interment will follow in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

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Past Services


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel - Plainview

3605 Southwest 3rd, Plainview, TX 79072

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 23, 2023

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