|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1980|
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 2010|
THOMAS TREVINO ARAGUZ, III, age 30 of Wharton passed away on July 3, 2010, valiantly fighting a local fire. He was born in Wharton on June 30, 1980, the son of Thomas Araguz Jr. and Simona Rodriguez Longoria. Mr. Araguz was raised in Wharton, graduating from Wharton High School and Wharton County Junior College obtaining certificates in Police, Fire and EMT Basic departments. Thomas married Nikki Araguz on August 23, 2008 with a ceremony held in Needville. Thomas enjoyed camping, was a great cook, and a World War II history buff. He was active as a Wharton County Reserve Sheriff Deputy. One of the things Thomas enjoyed most was building Lego's with his sons. True to his fireman code, Thomas was very willing to help out friends and neighbors in any way that he could. Thomas was preceded in death by his grandmother, Simona Rodriguez. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 1 till 9pm at the Wharton Funeral Home with a rosary to begin at 7pm. The funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday July 11, 2010 at the Wharton Civic Center. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.Survivors include, his wife, Nikki Araguz, sons, Trevor Thomas Araguz and Tyler Michael Araguz, parents, Thomas Araguz Jr. and Simona Longoria and husband Ricardo, grandparents, Tom and Betty Araguz and Frank Rodriguez, Jr., sister, Raquel Mona Araguz and fiancée Marshall Melnar, nephew Joshua Melnar and Heather Delgado all of Wharton. Also surviving are his father in law and mother in law, Charles and Sheri Bockelman of Houston, and numerous other family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Trevor and Tyler Araguz, Arthur Araguz and Dillon Araguz, Marshall Melnar, Joseph Rodriguez and Paul Resendez.Funeral services are under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home.
When I am called to duty, God, wherever flames may rage, give me strength to save some life, whatever be its age. Help me embrace a little child before it's too late or save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert, and hear the weakest shout
And quickly and effectively put the fire out. I want to
fill my calling and to give the best in me, to guard
my every neighbor and protect his property.
And if according to Your will, I have to lose
my life, please bless with Your protecting hand
my children and my wife.
Evergreen Memorial Park
Created by: Chazamusprime
Record added: Jul 11, 2010
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