Mr. Munoz died Tuesday, June 22, at his home surrounded by his family. He had fought a sevenyear battle with cancer.
He was born on July 25, 1944, in Vancourt, to Lucio Munoz Sr. and Santiaga Salas Munoz.
Mr. Munoz was a 1962 graduate of Rockdale High School and also attended Temple College and A&M University.
He worked for Alcoa for 34 years until his retirement in 1998.
In 1965, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years in Vietnam, then returned to his work at Alcoa.
Mr. Munoz was a member of United Steelworkers Union Local 4895 and an active member of the American GI Forum.
He enjoyed dancing, fishing, baseball, coaching young people, various sports, and helping others. He is especially remembered for his soft heart and his willingness to go out of his way to be helpful and instructive.
Mr. Munoz loved to talk and would go into detailed narratives about almost any subject. In good-natured humor, his carpool coworkers would instruct each other not to ask Lucio any questions on the ride to and from work to avoid the long lectures.
He is remembered for his honesty, his commitment to his Savior, and his strict belief in doing what was right and proper.
Mr. Munoz is sur v ived by his wife, Guadalupe Martinez Munoz; three sons, Lucio Federico Munoz and wife Marcie of Missouri City, Lorenzo Munoz of Temple, Leo Munoz of Houston; a daughter, Lia Mendez and husband Francisco Jr. of Temple; also, six grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Patricio Munoz and wife Isidra of Seminole; two sisters, Matilde Garza of Rockdale, Aurora Madrigal and husband Felix of Hutchins. He was a favorite uncle of his nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Anita Munoz Seigler.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.