Ruben Lucio, age 78, of Amarillo went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 15, 2022, in Amarillo.
Memorial Services will be held on May 19, 2022, at 11:00 am at Hillside Christian Church Amarillo North Grand 3508 NE 24th Ave Amarillo, TX.
Ruben Lucio was born April 30, 1944, to Pablo and Trinidad Lucio in Weslaco. Ruben was a hardworking man who instilled that work ethic in those around him, specifically his children. Life experience taught him to have a somber and serious side, which was how most people saw him. However, not known to most, he was most happy when he was able to demonstrate his silly, mischievous, and at times very childlike spirit. He was a faithful Dallas Cowboys fan and never stopped hoping for Super Bowl victory. He was an appreciator of music, especially Spanish music and oldies, and he was always quick to point out his favorites. Some of his other favorite pastimes were drinking coffee, hanging out with his buddies, reading his newspaper, and playing pool. His biggest loves were family gatherings, during which he was always also up for a good story, good food, and good, hearty laughter.
Ruben most enjoyed keeping his loved ones on their toes by grabbing his bike and venturing out for a day of “getting lost” during which he always had a meeting with a buddy, an important side job (everyone loved Ruben), or just a day of exploration to tend to. The prankster that he was, he always chuckled when he was “found” and reminded them “he was merely testing them, and they’d passed the test.”
Ruben came to know and accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in his final years. He will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father Pablo Lucio; his mother Trinidad Lucio; brothers Leonel, Roy, Pablo, and Daniel; sisters Maria, and Beatrice, and granddaughter Johanna Eliseth Lucio.
Those left to cherish his memories are his daughter, Corina Arras and fiancé David Bales; son, Ruben Lucio and wife Melissa Lucio; son, Ricky Lucio; daughter, Carmen Sustaita and husband Valentine Sustaita; daughter Connie Lucio and husband William Ramos; two brothers, Rolando Lucio and Samuel Lucio; four sisters, Concepcion Mendoza, Olivia Gonzalez, Estela Berlanga, Irma Lucio and Rosa Hernandez; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.