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