Michael Albert Requenez Sr.

December 27, 1954 ~ May 15, 2022 (age 67)


Michael Albert Requenez Sr., 67, passed away on May 15, 2022. No services are planned at this time. On December 27, 1954, Michael was born to Albert Samaniego Requenez and Olivia Lopez in Laredo, Texas. Michael graduated from Killeen High School in 1972. Michael accepted Christ as his savior and was highly active in the church. Michael was a great father and grandfather. Michael would have been a great grandfather to a baby girl this year. Michael worked as a contractor in Iraq for ten years, and he retired from the City of Harker Heights. Michael was an avid pet lover and volunteered at the Harker Heights animal shelter. He also worked with Rescue Magazine, which features animals that need a forever home and shelters that need help. Michael loved sports, especially wrestling, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Dallas Cowboys. He was never a stranger. Making friends everywhere he went. He had the biggest smile, and his laugh was contagious. If you were ever in his presence, you always left with a smile.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Olivia Requenez. 

He is survived by his son, Michael Albert Requenez Jr (Lydia); his grandchildren, Mikayla Requenez, Meloni Requenez, Coreyona Soles, Oydreyona Capleton, and Carleyah Capleton. His cousins Edna Woods, Stephanie San Miguel (Rudy), Genesis Sosa, Juan Sosa, and Rudy San Miguel Jr. His special friends Eva Briggs, Linda Hall, Kobe Word, Audrey Maxwell (David), Larry London, Charlene Walker, the Rescue Magazine Family, the Polar Bear Sweet Treats, and Eatery family, and a host of other friends made throughout his life.


Poem: “My Last Ride” by Lydia Requenez

 Son, as I ride off into the sunset, I know that times will be hard.

 You will begin worry about all the problems that we did not solve.

The thoughts that dance in your head about what was not said.

Just know that nothing is perfect, and we did the best that we could.

We loved in our own way,

But know I loved you each day.

Remember the smiles that I gave.

The animals I saved the way that I loved to be on the go.

It was not that I did not care I just did not know how to verbalize it, so I just focused on all the fun that we did have.

All the times I made the kids laugh.

The road was paved with laughter, love, and happy feelings bestowed upon you through Grandpa and Grandma.

Even though there was so much that was not given to you

Know I held you close to my heart

You are a great man, and I am amazed at the wonderful father and husband you have become.

Just know how proud I am of you and how blessed I am to call you, my child. 

Though I leave you, I am always here. 

If you have learned anything, always keep your family nearby.

Enjoy the small things and take time to make memories that will last a while.

When you start to remember, and you get sad, remember the joy I gave and the time we had. 

My ride was unexpected there was no more time.

So live life without regrets, with love, happiness, and joy inside because one day we all will have to take this ride. 

I love you, Son!




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No services are planned at this time

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