Carlos Vargas Jr passed away October, 10, 2016 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born in San Antonio, TX October 29, 1946. At the age of 15, he moved to Dallas with the family where he attended Thomas Jefferson High School. After graduation, he joined the Marines where he served a tour of duty in Da Nang Vietnam. Upon returning to Dallas, he attended El Centro Junior College and SMU where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Carlos was an artist, having held exhibitions locally and also painted murals around town, including one which is visible overlooking Maria Luna Park on Maple Ave. Carlos was an art teacher with the Dallas Independent School District until his retirement a few years ago. He loved to travel in Mexico where he would photograph the colorful architecture,loved going to Half Price Books to select books for his library; he enjoyed rooting for Dallas sports teams, and loved his cats. He is preceded in death by parents, Carlos M. Vargas and Santos C. Vargas and is survived by sister, Olga (Benny) Moore, brother Rogelio (Gerri) Vargas, sister, Anna Vargas, his nieces,nephews, and special friend, Sharon Snowton. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Home of the Brave Community Living Center’s Bravo Wing for their kindness in caring for “Mister Vargas.” In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: the Veterans Association through E-Donate at www.northtexas.va.gov or the SPCA of Texas at www.spca.org or KERA TV/Radio at www.kera.org. Gathering for Family and Friends will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on November 3, 2016 at Aria Funeral Home, 10116 E Northwest Hwy Dallas, TX 75238. Inurnment service will be held at 10:00 AM November 4, 2016 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy Dallas, TX 75211.
Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, Texas 75238 214.340.8008