Raul Banda, 61 of Lubbock passed away Monday, June 13, 2022. Viewing and visitation for Mr. Banda will begin Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 6:00 p.m. the same day. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 17, 2022, at Calvillo Funeral Home Chapel with Father Martin Pina officiating. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home.
Raul was born August 24, 1960, in Corpus Christi, Texas to Fidencio Sr. and Maria Banda. On August 19, 1980, Raul went on to marry Emma Martinez in Littlefield. He worked for Vaughn Storage units for numerous years as a locker installer, he was known as a “great handyman” and was always willing to help anyone in need. In his spare time, he enjoyed barbequing, joking around, watching his grandchildren play sports, and playing with his dog “Brutus”. Raul was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and loved cheering on the team to victory. However, his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. They will always remember how “Raul may have looked intimidating, but he had the biggest heart and was just a big ole teddy bear.” He will be greatly missed by all whom knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his father Fidencio Banda Sr.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Emma Banda of Lubbock; a son Anthony Raul Banda and wife Marilyn of Lubbock; two daughters Lexie Banda and husband Luis Gonzales of Lubbock and Amber Banda and husband Moises De La Rosa of Lubbock; his mother Maria Minerva Banda of Ft. Worth; four brothers Fidencio Banda Jr. of Lubbock, Joe Banda of Olton, Margarito Banda of Ft. Worth and Luis Banda of Ft. Worth; five sisters Alice Solis of Houston, Mary Ann Ochoa of Lubbock, Silvia Banda of Houston, Christina Williams of Levelland and Irma Dent of Levelland; four grandchildren Anthony Banda, Adrian Banda, Aaron Banda and Aiden De La Rosa all of Lubbock.