Eugene Manuel Velasquez, 73, of Amarillo, passed away on October 22, 2020.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the American Legion Hall, located at 617 W. 7th Street.
Eugene was born November 5, 1946 in Amarillo to Manuel and Jane (Sanchez) Velasquez. He married Frances Ames in Amarillo. Together they raised three children, Michell, Calinda, and Eugene, Jr. Eugene proudly served his Country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He worked at Southwestern Public Service Company until his retirement in 1996.
He was preceded in death by his beloved Frances, and his parents.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Michell Velasquez and partner, David Rosas, Calinda Velasquez, and Eugene Velasquez, Jr. and wife Rebecca; grandchildren, Gabrielle Rosas, Rocco Velasquez, Jarod Velasquez, Elizabeth Velasquez, Xavier Velasquez, and Victor Velasquez. He is also survived by three brothers, Andy Velasquez and wife, Diana, Jesse Velasquez and wife, Patsy, and Milton Velasquez and wife, Connie, as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and bandmates.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Eugene’s memory to the American Legion, Hanson Post 54, Amarillo, TX.