Eliseo Hernandez, Jr., 60, of Temple, passed away Monday, October 15 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday, October 22 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Temple with Father Vincent Romauld officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple.
Eliseo was born March 9, 1958 to Eliseo and Eudelia (Gutierrez) Hernandez, Sr. in Skidmore, Texas. Living in Temple most of his life, Eliseo was a huge family man and loved cooking briskets and entertaining family and friends. He was a perfectionist and a hard worker, always willing to lend a helping hand when someone was in need. His family will always remember fondly his infectious laugh, personality and what a good man he was. He loved spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids and counted himself lucky to have such a wonderful, large family. He was devoted to his Dallas Cowboys and especially proud while watching them BEAT THE REDSKINS! He had a sweet spot for his beloved Chihuahuas, especially Canelo, and liked to boat and fish in his free time. He also could often be found playing pool, listening to good Tejano music and knew how to enjoy life.
Eliseo was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Daniel Hernandez; and sisters, Maria Garza and Alicia Hernandez.
Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his loving wife, Gloria; his sons, Eliseo Hernandez, III and Luis Hernandez and wife, Elizabeth; his daughters, Liz Hernandez, Betsy Suarez and husband, Tony and Julie Hernandez; his brothers, Ysreal Hernandez and wife, Delia and Chico Hernandez and wife, Sarah; his sisters, Teresa Martinez and husband Philip and San Juanita Donoso and husband, John.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Sunday, October 21 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Temple with a Rosary recited at 7 pm.
I know you are still here Grandpa, I can't see you but I can still hear you. I have always felt more closer to you than anyone else in the family. You were always there when I needed someone to talk to, especially when my mother and father couldn't step in and be there to help me. You are a father figure to me as well as my grandfather. I will miss those boat rides, when we went fishing, and when you took me out to eat.
When I got talked down to by someone, you would always stick up for me. I wish you were still here but I respect your decision that you now want to be with God. I wanted to flip that nurse over so bad after she did that to you and throw a penny at her face and said "There's your paycheck!" but God have mercy on that lady, she doesn't know that you were all that I had when I had no one else. I'm sorry that you had to go through so much pain, I knew I should've stayed back on the day before my birthday and I would've made sure you were okay. I'm gonna miss you alot. I know that you and God are watching over me now and you will both help guide me into the right direction. I love you very much Grandpa, I will see you soon when my time comes.
Samantha KielpinskiBelton, TX
I'll miss you grandpa.
Laurie KielpinskiBelton, TX
R.I.P. Tio you will forever be missed loved and placed with the Angels above...Now ur shining n the sky a true star I can see ur Stacy’s from here tio I love you...💯💯💯💯💯
Israel Hernandez 3Temple, TX
RIP Mr Hernandez
Samantha JeffersonTemple, TX
You will be missed but never forgotten. R.I.P Tio Jr. Love you Tio❤️
Anita GarzaWaco, TX
I miss you already DAD, I LOVE You and will always have you in my heart never will forget you !!!!!!
Julie HernandezBelton, TX
Dad you will be missed dearly. I love you and am very proud to have had you as my Dad! I love you and may you Rest In Peace 💜
Betsy SuarezWaco, TX
I LOVE & MISS YOU DADDY SO MUCH R.I.P
Liz HernandezTemple, TX
Liz kleineBelton, TX