Juan Vaiz died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.
He was born in Edcouch on June 24, 1945. He was a pastor for 36 years. His ministry took him to Texas, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.
Wake and viewing were held Monday, Feb. 22, at Lone Star Baptist Church of Groesbeck.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Monte Carmelo Church in Groesbeck.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elena Vaiz; daughters, Ruth Lomack (Gregory), Rachel Rivera (Mario), and Dalila Rhone (Charles); son, Lazaro Vaiz (Amanda); eight grandchildren, Alan, Steven, Kelsey, Toby, Justin, Jade, Angel, Kaylee and Ryan; five great-grandchildren, Dawson, Jayden, David, Pierce and Olivia; and his longtime man's best friend of 10 years, Bianca.
Services were held at Lone Star Baptist Church and Monte Carmelo Church. Upon retirement from his ministry he became a member of Monte Carmelo.
Funeral arrangements and services entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia.