Felipe “Phillip” Cruz, Jr., 71, of Big Spring passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021. Rosary services will be 9:30 AM Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM.
He was born April 5, 1950 in Knott, Texas to Felipe Cruz, Sr. and Francisca Vidales Cruz.
Phillip was a lifelong resident of Howard County and had worked for Talyon Industries for 14 years.
Survivors include his wife, Irma Flores Cruz; four children, Christopher Cruz, Stephen Cruz, Elizabeth Rios and Felipe Cruz III and wife, Mary Ann and their son, Nathaniel; 12 brothers and sisters, Juan Cruz, Maria Valle, Francisco Cruz, Margarita Hwetty, Tommy Cruz, Elida Cruz, Anna Gregg, Hermenia Ledesma, Lupe Cruz, David Cruz, Jesse Cruz and Lydia Byrd; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Dora Cruz, a brother Jose Cruz, and two sisters, Delfina Cortez and Martina Valle.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com