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Santiago (James) Luna


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Santiago (James) Luna, 62, of McKinney, Tx., passed away surrounded by his loving family at his home on May 14, 2019 after a hard fought battle with cancer.

He was born on October 21, 1956 in Lamesa, Texas to Ricardo Beltran Luna and David Hernandez Luna. It was James’ upbringing on a farm with his 11 siblings that set him on a path of service and family-first values.

At the age of 18 he began his career with Furr’s Supermarkets. He married his one love, Teresa Smith Luna, on July 22, 1978. They transferred to Roswell, Nm. in 1984 where they lived for 17 years and raised 3 wonderful children.

There was no shortage of love when it came to his family, friends and even strangers. James set forth an example of kindness and warmth that radiated from his infectious grin and laughter. And you can bet if you were around James there was laughter. He had a wonderful sense of perfectly timed humor and pranks. Along with his love of family time and playful antics as a Grandad, James enjoyed playing golf and watching his Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.

After his career in Supermarket management he grew his work family and became a corporate trainer with Home Care Providers of Texas. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to our HCPofTx family for their love and support through this battle.

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He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Palonio Luna, Antonio Luna Sr, and Crestin Luna Sr, and his sister Gregoria Guzman.

He is survived by his wife Teresa of McKinney; his children Jamie Luna and his wife Ashlee of McKinney, Shrillia Luna and her wife Courtney of McKinney, and AJ Luna of McKinney; his 5 grandchildren Emerson Luna, Reagan Luna, Pierce Luna, Griffin Luna and Noraleigh Luna; his brothers John Luna of Lamesa, Domingo Luna Sr of San Antonio, and Julian Luna of Odessa; his sisters Ruby Luna of Lamesa, Delfina Luna of Lamesa, Augie Garza of Lamesa, Margaret Navarro of Dallas, and Louisa Martinez of Wylie; his mother in law Jean Smith of Lamesa, brother and sister in law Ricky and Theda Smith, Sister in law Carolyn Ray of New Mexico, and brother in law Leslie Smith of Lamesa; and many nieces and nephews.

Care entrusted to Allen Family Funeral Options in Plano Texas with visitation on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 12pm-2pm (Rosary at 1pm) and Friday May 17, 2019 from 9am-11am. Funeral Mass Friday May 17, 2019 at 2:30pm at St. Francis of Assisi, Frisco Texas. Visitation prior to mass at 1:15pm. Burial to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen Texas.

PallBearers: Jimmy Solis, Robert Martinez, Kelly Zuber, Domingo Luna, Ernest Luna, Jeffrey Garza, Christian Capalad, and Rafael Gonzales. Honorary Pallbearers: Home Care Providers of Texas staff/family.

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