TOMAS LOPEZ, III Tomas Lopez, III, age 62, of San Marcos, Texas, went home to be with Jesus on October 29, 2018. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on May 27, 1956. With his military family, Tomas lived in different places growing up, including several years in Germany where he made lifelong friends and graduated from high school. He studied music at Texas State University and applied his musical talents in singing and guitar.
Tomas had a unique pastoral ministry. He pastored the homeless, prisoners, and parolees as well as churches. His and his wife’s prison ministry blessed many people’s lives. His last pastorate was at Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor, Seguin, Texas. He dearly loved this congregation and grieved to leave them when his health declined.
Tomas is preceded in death by his daughter, Carla Beth Lopez; father, Tomas Lopez, Jr.; grandparents, Teresa Luna, Tomas Lopez, Sr., and Eulalia Scheele; and his beloved dog, Butchie.
Survivors include his loving wife of forty years, Gwen; parents Len and Lee Wilson of Seguin, Texas; siblings, Terry Don (Kristi) Wilson of Seguin, Texas, and Terri Lopez Burke and husband Michael of Austin, Texas; nephews, Jon Ochoa (Ashlyn F.) and Chris Wilson; great niece, Izmerealda Ochoa; aunts and uncles, Ciria Lopez Goulard, Manuel Urquiza, Lydia Arriola, Moses (Frances) Urquiza, Jim (Rose) Luna and Tina Luna. In-laws, Jim and Pat Muse of Seguin, Texas, and Gwen’s siblings and families, all of whom have expressed how much they will miss him.
Tomas was lovingly referred to as Tommy, Tom or Tomás by his numerous friends and family.
Pallbearers are Adrian Arriola, Raymond Arriola, Chris Wilson, Jon Ochoa, Eddie Briseño, and Joseph Smallwood.
Services will be held on November 2, 2018, at Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor, 5010 Bluebonnet, Seguin, Texas. Visitation is from 9-11 AM, and funeral service at 11 AM. Interment will immediately follow at San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Texas.
Memorials may be sent for the missionary ministry of Guy Muse to Shepherd’s Staff, 6739 Academy Road NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109, Account 4752, Guy and Linda Muse. Memorials may also be given to Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor, 5010 Bluebonnet, Seguin, Texas 78155.
Tom’s Testimony Psalm 40: 1-4
“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust.”