Benjamin "Ben" Cavazos was born on October 31st, 1963, and passed away on January 1st, 2022, at the age of 58 years old.
Ben was a native Texan, born in Raymondville to Eloy Ramon Cavazos Sr. and to Petra E. Chavez, and he grew up in Sebastian, Texas. He attended Lyford High School and loved playing football, as well as being a member of the FFA. As a youngster he enjoyed playing baseball. All of this led him to further coach little league, youth football and men's league baseball teams as an adult.
Ben enjoyed fishing, cooking and BBQing. He was always proud to show off his intended menu and the end results. He also loved the arts, which included Pottery and Music. And most importantly he loved the Dallas Cowboys. If they were televised, he was watching.
Ben was a loving father, son and brother. He was a great storyteller and loved telling jokes. He will always be remembered as a true, fun and loving friend.
Ben is preceded in death by his father, Eloy R. Cavazos Sr., by his two sisters, Maria Idalia C. Sauceda and Deneva C. Sanchez, and by his stepfather, Nicolas Chavez.
Ben is survived by his loving mother, Petra E. Chavez, by his daughter, Miranda Isabelle Cavazos, by his sister, Sylvia Cavazos Tostado and husband Joe, by his brother Eloy R. Cavazos Jr. and wife Tina, and by his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. And last but not least, by his many friends.
Two services will be held for Ben.
The first service – a Celebration of Life - will be held on Saturday, January 15th, 2022, from 4 pm to 8 pm at the VFW Arlington. The address is 1200 W. Harris Road, Arlington, Texas 76001.
The second service – a Memorial Service - will be held on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022, at 1 pm at San Ignacio Ranch. The address is 115 US-77 N Bus, Sebastian, Texas 78594, a half mile south of Sebastian off of the US Expressway, which will be followed by a Rosary at Zapata Ranch. Ben will then be taken to Sebastian Guadalupe Cemetery for his internment.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has passed away; behold, the new has come." 2 Corinthians 5:17