Visitation
Venue on Broadway
2202 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Sunday, May 17, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Rosary
Venue on Broadway
2202 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Sunday, May 17, 2020
4:00 pm
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Mass
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
2316 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Monday, May 18, 2020
10:00 a.m.
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I served in the Army.

John Cruz LaraI am a Veteran.

of Lubbock, TX

November 24, 1944 - May 14, 2020


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John Cruz Lara, 75, of Lubbock passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020. John was born November 24, 1944 in Marlin, Texas to Jesse and Carmen Lara. John was a Vietnam Veteran and served in the Army from 1966 to 1968. He owned his own business, JC Refrigeration and American Mobile Supply for over 30 years. He married Luisa Olivarez in June of 1965.

He is survived by his wife, Luisa Lara; daughter, Sylvia Cortez (Eddie); sons, Salvador Lara and Patrick Lara (Monica); brother, Antonio Lara (Hope); three grandchildren, Gabriel, Andrés, and Olivia.

John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jose Lara; and sister, Rita Ybarra.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 17, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with rosary at 4:00 p.m. at Venue on Broadway. Mass will be Monday, May 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.

Due to current restrictions it is required a mask be worn to be able to attend Mass.

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7 Condolence(s)
Carmen Benavides Ramirez
McAllen, TX
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Lara Family, especially to my fellow Aggie, Sal. Sending you love and prayers during this difficult time my friend.

Respectfully
Carmen

Sylvia Garcia
Fort Worth, TX
Monday, May 18, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the Lara family
Praying for y’all
Rosie Gonzales and family

Jose Hector Martinez
San Antonio, TX
Sunday, May 17, 2020

Lara family
I'm sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. Although I can't be there with you physically please know that I'm there spiritually. I remember him from our elementary and little league days and he was always kind, encouraging and positive. God Bless the Lara family and please stay safe.

Hector Martinez

Gonzalo and Janie Garza
Lubbock,, TX
Sunday, May 17, 2020

So sorry. May he rest in peace . Praying for Luisa and family. Gonzalo and Janie Garza.

Bessie Saldana
Lubbock, TX
Sunday, May 17, 2020

Luisa and family,
Carmen informed me about your husband John. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God lighten the burdens of your sadness and sorrow to you and your love ones.

Greg vance
Lubbock, TX
Sunday, May 17, 2020

A very dear friend. Never walked away from John not feeling better as a person and a friend. Glad I had a chance to know him. Will be missed by all. God bless John, his family and friends . Greg.

Virginia Gonzales-Mireles
Fort Worth, TX
Saturday, May 16, 2020

Luisa and family, I am so very sorry. John was always polite, smiling and friendly every time we saw each other. Mom so wanted to be with you all, but she has you all in her prayers and she is there for you all whenever you want to talk or visit with her. She always remembers how good and kind John was with her. John is now with our Lord and at peace. Please know that we love you all and wish we could have been there with you all but for now you're all in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Virgie Gonzales-Mireles

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