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  • Santiago (James) Luna

Santiago (James) Domingo Luna

October 21, 1956 - May 14, 2019

    Santiago (James) Luna, 62, of McKinney, Texas, passed away surrounded by his loving family at his home on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 after a hard fought battle with cancer.
    He was born on October 21, 1956 in Lamesa, Texas to Ricardo Beltran Luna and David Hernandez Luna. It was James’ upbringing on a farm with his 11 siblings that set him on a path of service and family-first values. At the age of 18 he began his career with Furr’s Supermarkets. He married his one love, Teresa Smith Luna, on July 22, 1978. They transferred to Roswell, New Mexico in 1984 where they lived for 17 years and raised three wonderful children.
    There was no shortage of love when it came to his family, friends and even strangers. James set fourth an example of kindness and warmth that radiated from his infectious grin and laughter. And you can bet if you were around James there was laughter. He had a wonderful sense of perfectly timed humor and pranks. Along with his love of family time and playful antics as a Grandad, James enjoyed playing golf and watching his Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.
    After his career in Supermarket management James grew his work family and became a Corporate Trainer with Home Care Providers of Texas where he worked until the time of his death. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to our HCPofTx family for their love and support through this battle.
    He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Palonio Luna, Antonio Luna Sr. and Crestin Luna Sr.; and his sister, Gregoria Guzman.
    He is survived by his wife, Teresa of McKinney; children, Jamie Luna and his wife, Ashlee, of McKinney, Shrillia Luna and her wife, Courtney, of McKinney, and AJ Luna of McKinney; five grandchildren, Emerson Luna, Reagan Luna, Pierce Luna, Griffin Luna and Noraleigh Luna; brothers, John Luna of Lamesa, Domingo Luna Sr. of San Antonio and Julian Luna of Odessa; sisters, Ruby Luna of Lamesa, Delfina Luna of Lamesa, Augie Garza of Lamesa, Margaret Navarro of Dallas and Louisa Martinez of Wylie; mother-in-law, Jean Smith of Lamesa; brother and sister-in-law, Ricky and Theda Smith; sister-in-law, Carolyn Ray of New Mexico; brother-in-law, Leslie Smith of Lamesa; and many nieces and nephews.
    A Visitation was held from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Rosary at 1 p.m.) on Thursday, May 16, 2019 and also from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Allen Family Funeral Options.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 8000 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco, Texas with a Visitation prior to mass beginning at 1:15 p.m. Burial immediately will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.
    Pall Bearers: Jimmy Solis, Robert Martinez, Kelly Zuber, Domingo Luna, Ernest Luna, Jeffrey Garza, Christian Capalad, and Rafael Gonzales. 
    Honorary Pallbearers: Home Care Providers of Texas staff/family.
– Press-Reporter obituary services

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