Alejandro "Alex" C. Enriquez


July 3, 1946 ~ July 28, 2022

Born in: Elsa, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Alex Enriquez, 76, went to be with our Lord on July 28, 2022. He was surrounded by loved ones here in Arlington when the time came.

Funeral: Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 AM Friday, 8/4/2022, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy Arlington, 76013. Burial afterwards at Moore Memorial Gardens.

Visitation: Family will receive loved ones and friends 6-8pm with rosary at 7:30pm, Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home – Belle Hall.

Alex was born July 3, 1946 in Elsa, Texas to Alejandro and Marcella Enriquez and was the oldest of nine children. Raised in the cotton fields and farmlands of the Brazos Valley in Wharton, Rosenburg and Richmond Texas, he learned the ways of life. He fell in love with and married Connie Deleon, who was raised in similar background, on October 3, 1964. He served in the U.S. army from 1964 to 1967, stationed primarily in Fort Hood. Together he and Connie loved and raised their four children Alex, Gerald, Jacob and Diane in Killeen, Houston, Beaumont and Kirbyville Texas.
After the army, he began a career in computer programming for banks and financial institutions and thrived in this for many years. A change in jobs brought them to Arlington in 1994 where they enjoyed later years in life with close by family and grandchildren. He enjoyed playing golf, strumming his guitar, watching TV shows, and laughing heartily when reminiscing with family and friends.
Alex had a big heart and was generous to others almost to a fault. He had a way of joking with others and making friends and this touched many people around him. He is free now, from the struggles of many ailments and losing Connie years ago. He is free now to join her in Heaven.

His children: Sons, Alex Enriquez and wife Vickie – Houston, and Gerald Enriquez and wife Julie – Plano, and Jacob Enriquez and wife Joey – Arlington; Daughter, Diane Derrickson and husband Darrel – Arlington; grandchildren, Jessica Aguilar and husband Fernando, Oscar, Ethan Aranda and wife Sabrina, Anjelica, Jacob, Sam, Carsen, Andrew, Amanda, Jaxon, Aaron, Josiah; great grandchildren, Sara, Linda, Kayleb and Jacob
His siblings: sister, Pauline; brothers Ralph, Ismael, and many nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Broadcast Date:

Wade Family Funeral Home Broadcast


Public Viewing: August 4, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Belle Hall

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: August 5, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Graveside Service: August 5, 2022 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Moore Memorial Gardens
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

(817) 275-2711

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  1. Rest in Heaven Alex. I’ll make sure to learn at least on Spanish word & pronounce it correctly just to make you proud. ❤️

  2. Alex we miss that ” mischievous” smile of yours. Work isn’t the same without you my friend. I miss all of our talks on the weekends. I hope they have pecan pie in heaven. Love you and miss you my friend.

  3. Praying for the family. Alex and Connie were friends with Charlene and Gary Osberg from their days in Beaumont and north Buna. Gary and Alex worked together at First Security Bank in the computer department for many years. One day many moons ago, Alex invited us over for home made enchillads. On the table were some fresh japalenos and Alex was eating them like candy, So, Gary thought they were not that hot and bit into one. It took my breathe away and was problable 5 years before I could eat japalenos without getting the hickup.
    We work hard, played hard and had lots of great times together. They move to Arlington and we move to Kentucky and lost touch, but remained friends thru the years. I miss them both. God Bless, Gary Osberg

  4. I worked with Alex in Beaumont for several year. I admired his technical skills and work ethic.

  5. CandleImageI am so sorry to hear about your dad. My condolences go out to you and your brother and your sister and your family. He is not suffering anymore. He is up there with his mother and father. Are grandparents. Rest in peace Uncle Alex. You will truly be missed. We love you.❤️

  6. My condolences to Jake and his family! May our Lord give you peace and comfort! Hugs and prayers!
    Jan Heiskell

  7. I enjoyed working with Alex when he was with FiServ and I was with Citizens Bank. He was a genuinely good guy and a very talented computer programmer. He cared about his clients.

  8. One of my best childhood memories is my brother Alex buying all the youngest brothers a red fire truck for Christmas, I loved that truck and had happy hours playing with it.

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