Juan P. Menjares, 83, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Ralls. Services for Mr. Menjares will be 10:00 am Friday, August 25, 2017 at Westview Baptist Church in Slaton with Pastor Julian Almaraz officiating. Burial will follow in Englewood Cemetery under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held 7:00 pm, Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Calvillo Funeral Home.
Juan was born February 8, 1934 in Falls City to Lupe & Acencion Menjares. He married Benita Rodriguez on January 18, 1958 in Haskell, Texas and worked as a farmer for most of his life. Farming took him many places doing what he enjoyed most which was picking cotton in Texas, tomatoes in California and his favorite; oranges in Florida. He also enjoyed working on engines, feeding the birds and working in his yard. Juan was known for having a comb wherever he went making sure his hair was always combed and he loved pairing Coca-Cola with his pan dulce. Above all, Juan loved spending time with his family and will be missed dearly.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years of marriage, Benita Menjares of Lubbock; two sons, Juan Menjares Jr of Post, Manuel Menjares of Lubbock; three daughters, Isabel Menjares of Lamesa, Melissa Garza of Ralls, Olga Medina of Lubbock; two sisters, Amelia Fernandez, Benita Fernandez both of Arizona; twenty two grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren.