Dionicio Lozano Sr.

Dionicio Lozano Sr., age 94, was called home on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020.

Dionicio “Nicho” Lozano was born on Jan. 30, 1926, to Francisco Lozano and Estefanita Perez in Crestonio, Texas.

He served in the U.S. military in both the Air Force and the Army fighting in World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He was our Hero.

Dionicio would retire to Waxahachie, where he would reside for more than 48 years.

Dionicio was a jokester. He always wanted to make people laugh by pulling a little prank or telling them a joke. When you asked him “how do you feel?” he would respond “with my hands.”

He loved to sing and dance to his mariachi music.

Dionicio was a storyteller. He was someone who would be waiting on the porch for you when you said you were on your way. He always had a story to tell about the Army, growing up or boxing. Any chance he had to sit with you and just talk he would. He never went to a birthday party or cookout without his Polaroid. He loved sharing stories of his past and how much he loved his wife whom he always talked about reuniting with.

The grandkids thank you for the laughs, for the summer mornings on the porch, the days picking pecans in the backyard, the rides in your truck. We love you and we miss you.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Olga Lozano; and five brothers and five sisters.

He is survived by six children, Dionicio Lozano Jr. and Sylvia Wamsley of Waxahachie, Carlos Lozano, Diana Lozano of Dallas, Cindia Garcia and husband Reynaldo of Ferris, Hector Lozano and wife Vicky of Waxahachie, and Deborah Pratt and husband Roy of Palestine; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Guadalupe Lozano of Three Rivers, Texas, and Consuelo Gutierrez of San Antonio; one sister-in-law, Melba Lozano of Lompoc, California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be his seven grandsons, Avelardo (Abel) DeLosSantos Jr., Reynaldo Garcia Jr., Kyle Pratt, Matthew Esparza, Christopher Garcia, Robert A. Alvarez and Daniel Lozano.

Posted online on September 10, 2020