Adam Diaz Lopez, 46, of Ranger passed away Wednesday April 21, 2010 in Ft.Worth, TX. Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Ranger. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2010.
Adam was our Hero and hero to many throughout his lifetime. He was a loving father, son, brother and uncle as well as a grandfather. Adam was a big part of the community of Ranger and well known.
He was born February 8, 1964 to Adam Sr. and Rachel Lopez in Abilene, Texas. He attended Winters Elementary. In 1977 his family moved to Ranger. He joined Ranger Volunteer Fire Dept in 1981. He loved the excitement of fire fighting and helping his community. Mainly just helping others. He graduated from Ranger High School in 1983, where he played football, basketball and ran track. He was a Ranger Fire Dept Volunteer for 16 years. In 1996 he recieved fireman of the year award. He loved hanging out at the fire station in his spare time…when he wasn’t out making a dollar. His motto was always, “Another day, another dollar.” He worked for Fina Gas Station in his high school years. In 1986 he went to work for Sun Oil Company and quit to go to work for the City of Ranger for a year. He then was elected commissioner of the water department of Ranger and then off to Freddy’s Wrecker Service.
As his children grew up in Ranger he participated in coaching T-ball, little league baseball and pee wee basketball. Adam also attened every Ranger Football game he could. He was a long time member of the Ranger Historical Society, and attended many city hall meetings.
Adam is survied by two sons Andrew Lopez and Aaron Hoodie of Ranger, TX, his daughter Gabriella and his girlfriend Teresa Abila of Ranger, TX, mother Rachel Lopez of Ft. Worth, TX, his father Adam Lopez Sr. of Olden, TX, one brother Anthony Lopez of Aledo, TX, one sister Michelle Lopez of Ft. Worth, TX, two nephews Lane Adam Lopez, Landon Lopez, one neice Madison Lopez. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Nathaniel, and Kassidy Hoodie. Adam had many aunts, uncles and cousins in his family as well as friends.
Adam will be very missed by all who new him and those who loved him.
We Miss you Dad, Love you and will always remember what you taught us. Bye Daddy!
Edwards Funeral Home211 Pine St.
Ranger, TX 76470 (254) 647-1311