Willie Arias of Seguin, Texas, unexpectedly left his heartbroken family on July 14, 2020 at the age of 61. He was born July 23, 1958 to Jose and Jesusa Arias.
Willie is preceded in death by his parents and his four brothers; Rick, Herman, Eugene and Pete.
He is survived by his wife, Christy Arias. His son, Willie Arias Jr. and wife Vida. His daughter, Erika Arias-Flores and husband Roger. Grandchildren; Julianna, Jesse, Saryna, Ian and Greyson. Sisters; Gloria, Maria, Mary Lou, Juana and Candelaria. One brother, Manuel and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Where to begin, Willie was a loving husband, dad and grandpa. He wore his heart on his sleeve and his smile could light up a room. He was a dedicated and hard-working floor installer for 43 years (he was the best at what he did). He took so much pride in the work he did and it showed. He loved going to work every day and having his son work beside him for the last 20 years. Don’t get us started on his Dallas Cowboys and San Antonio Spurs. Every year he said his BOYS were going to the Super Bowl and he had all the confidence that they would win. He enjoyed going to the Cowboys and Spurs games.
On August 5, 1978 he married the love of his life Christy. It only took a quick four months of dating for them to know they wanted to spend forever together. They did numerous things together and were inseparable. They could dance the night away. Any chance they could get they were dancing, even if it was on their front porch. They had endless trips and always made sure to make time for each other. He made sure to spoil his wife, so much so that he would sit and watch QVC with her (I think he loved it more than she did).
He was a phenomenal dad and always went out of his way for his son and daughter. He showered his kids with so much love. The time he spent with his family was not enough, he always wanted more. He hugged his kids every time he saw them and never forgot to say “I love you.” He was proud of his kids and loved how happy they were, their happiness was his happiness. His son was his best friend and they shared many moments together. His dad has always been his hero. His hope and prayer is to live up to the man and father his dad was. His daughter was and always will be daddy’s little girl. She cherished her dad and the moments they shared. So many memories that will not be forgotten. They laughed; they cried and he loved her unconditionally. Her dad was a man like no other and he was her first love. He showed his family the true meaning of love. He adored his family and loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. He cherished each and every one of them and they were the light of his life.
His grandkids loved spending every minute with him, from going to the park or a trip to the store to get ice cream. He had a special bond with each one of them. He loved having his lunch dates with Juli and she loved dancing with her grandpa. He would say ‘that little girl has a special place in my heart’. Jesse (papas) has a love to dance his Ballet de Folklorico and grandpa couldn’t wait to see him perform. Jesse enjoyed their one on one time together and the conversations they had. Grandpa enjoyed watching Saryna perform at the football games for the Matador Band. He looked forward to the Friday night games. Saryna will always remember her grandpa’s goofy dances when he would walk in the room. Ian was always his grandpa’s sidekick. He was ready to help with yard work and help his grandpa fix things. Ian and grandpa would always play fight to win grandma’s attention. The youngest is Greyson who is six and won’t have those amazing moments and memories like his siblings and cousins. Greyson remembers the trips to the park and going to Wal-Mart because he knew grandpa was going to buy him a toy.
Willie had a sense of humor out of this world and always kept us laughing with the crazy things that came out of his mouth and his silly jokes. He will always and forever be missed by everyone. We were not ready to say good-bye and he left a hole in all of our hearts. It gives us a sense of comfort to know as he entered the gates of heaven his family was there with open arms. This is only a part of Willie’s legacy and our stories could go on and on. You will be forever missed. We love you!
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Palmer Mortuary.
Due to COVID-19, every guest will be required to wear a mask and a 45 person maximum can be accommodated at once in the funeral home chapel.
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