Our Dad, Eddie Anthony Servantez, 49, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018, in Roswell, NM. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for Eddie’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
Services: There will be a Viewing at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Friday, December 14, 2018, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Waymaker Church, 202 S. Sunset, Roswell, NM, on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Pastor Joel Wood of Waymaker Church will be officiating. A meal for friends and family will follow interment at Waymaker Church.
On October 15, 1969, Eddie was born to Pedro and Petra Servantez, and biological mom, Juanita Ortiz in Roswell, NM. He was married for thirty-three years to Dorothy Servantez.
Dad met mom in 1985, and from that day forward he was committed to loving her for the rest of his life. He was a faithful and loving husband and provider. Dad loved taking mom on cruises in his baby blue ‘69 Impala, listening to Al Green, Freddy Martinez, and those oldies but goodies. He loved roaring his pipes when he cruised around town. He lived for his family and worked hard to provide for them through an honest living such as dishwashing and construction work.
In 1996, Dad gave his life to Jesus and was baptized at Waymaker Church. After being set free from a season of addiction and changing his life for the better, Dad began to ask God for a good job. God answered his prayers when the late Bob Rhoads offered him a job at Rhoads Plumbing and Heating. During that time He worked for twenty years as a licensed Sheet Metalist and Plumber, and for sixteen of those years, he also worked for Ms. Eileen Grooms, and Eastern New Mexico Medical Center for two years as a Maintenance Technician.
He absolutely loved his wife and kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. They were the joy of his life. His favorite thing was having his family together, usually centered around his famous brisket, ribs, and menudo. Holidays were a favorite time because he knew everyone would be together, and the sound of laughter from his family would fill the room. His kids and grandkids could do no wrong in his eyes, as he would defend them when they got in “trouble” with grandma! Dad loved his sons-in-law, Jason and Will, and appreciated them helping with tasks that he was no longer able to do. But he REALLY loved Jason and Will for being good husbands to his daughters and good dads to his grandkids.
Eddie enjoyed taking a cruise to visit his brother-in-law, Eddie, for some good laughs. He used to look forward to weekend breakfasts with his good friend, Joe Estrada. His favorite hobbies included working, hunting with his sons and sons-in-law, cruising with his wife, and cooking outside on the disco.
He really missed being able to go to church, but on Sunday morning, December 9, 2018, he stepped into the greatest worship service ever and joined the angels to celebrate Jesus his Savior!
Survivors: Those left to cherish memories of Eddie are his wife, Dorothy; children: Dodie Garrison and husband Will, Victor Hernandez and wife Leandra, Cristina Flores and husband Jason, and Albert Giron; grandchildren: Rashawn, Kyle, Paige, Jeremiah, Jaszebel, George, Angel, Jacob, Victor Jr., Patrick Eddie, Julianna, Deanna, Anthony, Jonathon, Nathon, Matthew Eddie, Christopher Anthony, Alyssa and Elijah; great-grandchildren: Layla Lee, Anthony and Laurence; stepdad, Johnny Ortiz; siblings: Richard Servantez, Olivia Catania (Lonnie), Belen Vasquez (Armando), Yolanda Gonzales, Adelina Lozano, Josephine Padilla (Johnny), Christina Hernandez, Moises Servantez, Elias Servantez, Michelle Renteria, Sheila Bochelli; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ernie Giron, Eddie Giron, Lucy Padilla, Ben and Flora Vigil; and godchildren: Adam Gonzales, Paul Rodriguez, and Amanda Gutierrez.
Preceded: Preceding Eddie in death was his parents, Pedro and Petra Servantez; mom, Juanita Ortiz; brother, Pete Servantez, Jr.; sister-in-law, Betty Servantez; brothers-in-law: Louis Lozano and Freddie Padilla; and special cousin, Dean Gonzales.
Honorary Pallbearers: Chosen as Honorary Pallbearers are all of Eddie’s grandkids and great-grandkids, as he requested.
Pallbearers: Chosen to serve as Pallbearers are Victor Hernandez, Albert Giron, Kyle Garrison, George Hernandez, Jason Flores, Will Garrison, and Fabian Padilla.
The family would like to give a “Special Thanks” to his grandson, Kyle Garrison, for lovingly helping his grandpa and grandma during his illness, as well as a “Thank You” to his grandkids, Rashawn and Alyssa, for their help on the weekends; Lucy, Letisha, Flora, and Ernie for the many ways that they each helped our family; Marta Gonzales for her constant love, support and encouragement; Mike Green for always sending such timely scriptures and encouragement; his nephew, Fabian Padilla, we will forever be grateful for coming any time, day or night to help with dad; Eddie Masterson, for being like a brother to dad; and a special “Thank You” to Martha Lewis, Ms. Jennifer Wood and our Waymaker Church family for the meals, prayers, and for encouraging our faith.
Quotes from his grandchildren:
George- “Grandpa had a good heart. When we were around him, we all experienced his love, and his heart will remain in each of us.”
Jonathon- “Grandpa was a hard worker, and he taught me how to work. He was a good grandpa.”
Alyssa- “Grandpa taught us how to have faith in people, even when people might not have faith in us.”
Jeremiah- “Grandpa taught us to do nice things, and we helped him”
Paige- “Grandpa took care of us, so we took care of him.”
Jaszy- “Grandpa taught me everything I know.”
Angel- “To my loving grandpa, Eddie, we will always love you and miss you.”
Patrick Eddie: “I love you and will miss you, grandpa”
Jacob- “From one of your best grandsons who will always love you from the bottom of my heart, thank you for being here and loving and caring about me.”
Eddie’s tribute was lovingly written in his honor by his family.