Maximo T. Cuellar, Sr. of Edroy, Texas passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. After months of failing health, he passed away at his home in Edroy surrounded by his wife, children, family and friends. He was 85 years old.
Maximo was born on May 12, 1934 in Edroy, Texas to Antonio and Maria de Jesus (Trigo) Cuellar.
Maximo was an incredibly hard-working man. As a young boy, he started working in his family’s grocery store while attending Edroy Ward. On November 8, 1952, he married his first love, Hortencia Morin in Tahoka, Texas. They were inseparable for the next 67 years and had ten beautiful children. Maximo started driving semi-trucks at an early age and made it his career until he retired in the late 90’s; however, continued to work hard and serve his community in Edroy, Texas. He read meters, cut grass and helped any neighbor with any issue. He was a strong patriarch of his family, a good friend to all, and a man who would give you the shirt off his back. He was a good father who always took care of his children and did the best he could to teach and guide them. He was also a loving grandfather and “great-grand” father to many. Maximo was a strong, proud and humble man. He is loved and will be missed by many!
Preceding in death are his parents: Antonio S. Cuellar and Maria de Jesus Trigo Cuellar.
Survivors include his loving wife: Hortencia Morin Cuellar of Edroy, Texas; sons: Max Cuellar, Jr. (Sherry) of Swansboro, NC; Tony Cuellar of Brownwood, Texas; Ruben Cuellar (Denise) of Big Lake, Texas; Gus Cuellar (Diana) of Portland, Texas; Carlos Cuellar (Emily) of Corpus Christi, Texas; Arturo Cuellar (Crystyl) of Lakehills, Texas and Chris Cuellar (Lilly) of Odem, Texas; daughters: Diana Kelcy (Wyman) of Brownwood, Texas; Elda Lopez (Rey) of Edroy, Texas; Elsa Canaan (Scott) of Allen, Texas; grandchildren: Myranda Fowler, Kassandra Capetillo, Joey Cuellar, Brittany West, Claudia Cuellar, Dominic Cuellar, Tiffany Cuellar, April Martinez, Vanessa Cuellar, Gustavo Cuellar, Jr., Roberto Garza, Diana Garza-Hernandez, Daniel Garza, Amy Johnson, Elda Lopez, Rey Lopez, Jr., Jeff Lopez, Marissa Clark, Christopher Andrew, Darren Castillo, Dre Cano, Donnie Cano, Arturo Cuellar, Jr., Justin Cuellar, Noe Ayala, Chloe Canaan, Emily Canaan, Chelsea Cuellar, Kayle Cuellar; great-grandchildren: Zoe Fowler, Allysandra Capetillo, Elijah Capetillo, Jim Fowler, Jeramiah Fowler, DeeAndra Fowler, Speirs West, Wyatt West, Titus West, Ruby Cuellar, Presley Cuellar, Juliani Ybarra, Javian Ybarra, Delilah Houston, Melani Salinas, Tiffany Cuellar, Joseph Gonzalez, Jonathan Emerson, Aaliyah Martinez, Aubrianna Martinez, Arath Garza, Arlett Anni Garza, Axel Roberto Garza, Valentina Hernandez, Michaela Garcia, Jayden Lopez, Christian Lopez, Connor Lopez, Kinsley Clark, Wesley Clark, Caroline Lopez, Arturo Cuellar III, Anden Cuellar and E’Layna; brother: Jose Angel Cuellar; sisters: Dolores Sanchez; Inez Garcia; Amparo Benavidez and Leticia Cuellar brother: Jose Angel Cuellar; sisters: Dolores Sanchez; Inez Garcia; Amparo Benavidez and Leticia Cuellar.
Visitation will begin Friday, November 8, 2019, 2:00 PM at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, Sinton. A rosary will be held the same evening, 7:00 PM, at the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Edroy. Burial will follow in Edroy Cemetery, Edroy.
Pallbearers will be Joey Cuellar; Rey Lopez, Jr.; Art Cuellar, Jr.; Jeff Lopez; Gus Cuellar, Jr.; and Noe Ayala.
Guestbook available online at www.resthavenfunerals.com
Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton.
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