Guadalupe “Lupe” Herrera, Sr., 93, of Lubbock, TX, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Lupe was born to the late Teodoro Herrera, Sr. and Sara Cuellar Herrera on November 5, 1929, in Kenedy, Texas. He met the love of his life, Dubelia Medrano, and they were married on September 17, 1948 in Kenedy. They shared 73 years together.
Lupe served his country for four years, serving in both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army. During this time, he served in the Korean Conflict. He was a hardworking man and had worked as a migrant worker, construction manager, and as a mechanic. His family would describe him as a free-spirited, unfiltered, and protective man. He was willing to take anyone in with open arms and was a caregiver to all who came to him with a need. He loved his family deeply and would do anything for them. He enjoyed gardening, collecting miniature classic cars, and the Dallas Cowboys.
Those left to cherish his memory are his three children, Sara Lozano (Gilbert) of San Antonio, TX, Cathy Herrera (Sylvia Garcia) of Lubbock, TX, and Rene Herrera of Clovis, NM; Two brothers, Jose Angel (Enedina) of San Antonio, TX, and Gilbert (Mary Lou) Herrera of Alvin, TX; two sister, Anita (Tony) Salas of Levelland, TX, and Sara (Richard) Alfardo of Lubbock, TX; 39 Grandchildren; 41 Great Grandchildren; 21 Great-Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dubelia Herrera on May 9, 2022, his parents, Teodoro & Sara Herrera; three brothers, Raymond, Teodoro Jr, and Aurelio; three sons, Tony Herrera, Lupe Herrera, Jr., and Raymond Herrera; and four Grandsons, Matthew Lozano, Michael Lozano, Benjamin Herrera, and Gabriel Herrera.
A time of reflection and visitation for Guadalupe will be held from 3pm – 8pm on Friday, November 11, 2022, in the Combest Memorial Chapel, 2210 Broadway, in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held 10am on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Freedom Baptist Church, 302 40th Street, in Lubbock. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the personal care and direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes in Lubbock.