Rafael Casarez Sr. 62 of Abilene passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Hendrick Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April, 10 2021 at 1pm at North’s Funeral Home Chapel with visitation to be held from 11am-1pm prior to the service.
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Rafael was born June 15, 1958 in Abilene, Tx. to Martin and Stella Casarez. Rafael received his primary education from Abilene schools. In 1977 he married the love of his life Amelia and together they had 7 children. He then went on to be a carpenter where he learned the trade from his grandfather and brothers to provide for his family. The greatest joy in his life was spending time with his grandchildren and great granddaughter. In his spare time he loved playing bingo, scratching lottery tickets, and telling stories of family history. He loved to help people in need even if you weren’t family. His favorite restaurant was Texas Roadhouse. His favorite drink was an iced cold Dr. Pepper. His proudest moments were being a father and grandpa. He was loved by so many people and will be truly missed.
Rafael was preceded in death by his father Martin Casarez, brother Danny Casarez, sisters Betty and Brenda Casarez.
Left to cherish his memories are mother Stella Casarez of Abilene, sons Rafael Casarez Jr[Angelica] of Abilene, Rosindo Casarez[Nina] of Abilene, Robert Casarez[Genesis] of Abilene, Rene Casarez of Abilene, Randy Casarez[Samantha] of Abilene, Rolando Casarez[Elyssa] of Abilene, daughters Anacani Casarez of Abilene, and Jennifer Casarez of Arizona. Brother Stevie Casarez[Elsa] of Abilene, Sisters Stella Hernandez[Jose] of Abilene, Maryann Cruz[Jose] of Clyde, Tx. and sister in law Juanita Casarez of Abilene. 27 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 2 grand pups, and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends. Online Condolences may be made at www.northsfuneralhome.com