Lopez, Julio Caesar

September 26, 1967 - April 15, 2021

The family of Julio Caesar Lopez feel blessed to have shared their lives with a bright and loving soul. Julio departed this world on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the age of 53. A man with a heart of gold who would light up a room with his contagious laughter. Also known as “Papa Bear” to his family, Julio was the gentle giant who prioritized his family over everything else, including himself. Julio was born and raised in El Paso, TX as a second-generation Mexican-American from parents who migrated to Texas in the 1960s. Julio was the first college graduate from his immediate family, graduating from McMurry University in Abilene, TX. He was also the star athlete of the family playing sports in middle school throughout high school, and even college, winning multiple district titles in football and wrestling. To this day, he laid the groundwork for a long line of wrestlers in the Lopez family. He had a love of family road trips, family holidays, camping, and attending Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, & NFL games with his boys and younger brother.

Julio is survived by his ex-wife, Daniela Freihofer; their children, Eric Lopez, Marco Lopez, and Cristian Lopez; and grandchild, Aaliyah Lopez. Julio is also survived by his siblings, Maribel Lopez, Laura Lopez, Alex Lopez, and Jaime Lopez; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins who ALL loved him and will miss him immensely.

Visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home in Irving. Flowers, prayers, and/or posted memories are welcomed.

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Services and Funeral Home

1820 N Belt Line Road Irving , Texas 75061

972 607-4400

16 replies on “Lopez, Julio Caesar”

Garon Bell says:

My condolences to the family. I had the privilege of working with Julio and he was a beacon of light. I loved his character and his admiration for his family. He loved to help others and always had words of encouragement. The Bible says blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. I pray for your comfort and strength during this time.

Alison Lamb says:

Julio and I worked together at Progressive for many years. He was funny, kind, hard working and a great friend. He will be missed!

Maria (Chachita) says:

Gone too soon primo. I will never get to “see you again” and that hurts. But I know that you are now in a better place and one day I will “ see you again”
Primos Lopez… we love you and share your pain. Your Cali family is praying for you and constantly thinking of you. To my nephews, I am so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord embrace each one of you.
Maria Ramirez (Chachita)

Jeff Branch says:

I am truly saddened to heat of the passing of Julio. I had the honor of working with Julio at Abilene State Supported Living Center (formerly Abilene State School. He provided what this world needs, a kind and gentle spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with those who loved him the most.

Lorena and Armando Cuellar says:

Our condolences for your loss. On behalf of our family, we were blessed to have known Julio in high school. He was a kind and true friend.

Margarita Lopez says:

My dear primo Julio,
My eyes are filled with tears as I write these words. I am forever grateful to have been honored to spend such a joyous time with you. Your smile and laughter will forever be engraved in my mind and heart. Say hello to dad, tias, tio and mama Maria for me. I love you. ❤️

Familia, I am with you with my heart and thoughts. I love you. My heart hurts with you and I will be praying for you. My sincere condolences.
Maggie Lopez

Michael Tollefsen says:

I worked with Julio

Shasta Carter and Family says:

Julio was such a great man. I loved working with him as he always kept me laughing. One thing I know is that he loved his family. We bonded over our boys and of course our bath and bodyworks sales. Julio will be missed dearly and I will forever be his Shasta soda and Shastita. Julio will truly be missed.

Jason Kim says:

Julio was on my team at work and I will definitely miss his quick wit and incredible humour. I wish I would have talked to him more because I won’t have that opportunity again. Rest in Peace Julio.

Morgan Bush says:

I knew Julio from work, with Progressive Insurance. A very dedicated and hard working man. He is missed! Grace, mercy, and peace to the family. We grieve with you.

Kimberly Austin says:

My condolences to the family. I had the privilege of working with Julio. He was a funny, kind and great man. His constant words of encouragement and positive outlook of life will truly be missed.

Kimberly Austin says:

My condolences to the family. I had the privilege of working with Julio and he was a funny, kind, and great man. His constant words of encouragement and positive outlook on life will truly be missed.

Mo Quazmee says:

Julio was always a funny and caring coworker, I always enjoyed joking around with him. He always brought positive energy to the room.


Condolences to the boys and his long girl friend Anita Galindo whom he loved and cherished,a great man gone to soon,but never forgotten.

Gabriel (Julia) Moreno says:

Our condolences to all of you. May God give you the peace, comfort, and strength. I will always remember my Primo for being such a good and respectful person since he was little. Que Descanse en paz “El Primo.” 🕊🙏🏼 🕯

Anita Galindo says:

My Sweetie Pie. I MISS YOU SO MUCH. The life we spent and love we shared is etched into my heart forever. God gave me the opportunity to share a love many will never experience. I can’t seem to put the right words but I Love you too much, my children and family will miss you always. I hear your voice guiding me and your laughter. I told you I would be strong and I’m going to do just that. You were my prince now my guardian angel. Love you too much.

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