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Crispen Sais Nunez

October 25, 1939 — August 30, 2023

Midland, Texas

Crispen Sais Nunez, 83, of Midland, Texas, passed away at his home on August 30, 2023.

 

Cris was born in Pecos, TX, to Francisco and Nora Nunez on October 25, 1939. His education took place in various cities in western Texas. He completed high school in Del Rio, Texas, where he excelled in sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.

 

Cris began a long career in seismic exploration when he went to work for Globe Universal Services in 1960 in Pecos as a "juggie." He rose through the ranks from this entry-level position to the managerial level. He traveled many miles for his career, taking him to all four corners of the United States, four countries, and three continents. He especially loved telling us stories about professional and social adventures in Italy. He had many friends in the industry and enjoyed revisiting and sharing memories of their exploits. Cris retired from Dawson Geophysical at the age of 72.

 

Cris always had a passion for cars. He loved the sound of a well-tuned engine's rumble through exhaust headers, the look of baby moons on the wheels, and, of course, racing. In 1995, his brother Joe introduced him to bracket racing; this quickly kicked his passion into overdrive. He built his first drag car in 1995, a 1984 Buick Regal. He began regular weekend racing in the Dallas area while assigned there for work. He also raced at venues in Midland, Penwell, San Angelo, Presidio, all in Texas, Hobbs, New Mexico, and Ojinaga, Chihuahua in Mexico. The second car he built was a remake of his first new car, a 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne. His last race was in Penwell shortly after his retirement. But it wasn't the last time he started the car.

 

Cris is preceded in death by his father and mother, Francisco and Nora Nunez, his brother Jose (Joe) Nunez, and his wife, Marilyn.

 

Cris is survived by sons Yancy (Anita) and Robert (Veronica), and daughter Kristy Foster (Rodney); grandchildren Alexander and Mary Catherine Nunez-Reese (Dalton), Jacob Andrew (Raquel), Justine Gibbs (Darrell), Robert Jordan (Victoria), Jude Francisco, and Koda Foster; and great-grandchildren Theodore, Amelia, Olivia, Amina, and Otto; nephew and niece, Benjamin Nunez and Nancy Compton.

 

Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 5, from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m., led by Deacon Sergio Carrillo at Pecos Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, in Pecos at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, with Father Jose de la Cruz Longoria officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Jacob Andrew, Alexander, Robert Jordan, Koda, Benjamin, and cousin, Enrique (Ricky) Jaso will be pallbearers. Arrangements are by Pecos Funeral Home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

3:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

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Rosary

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church

620 E 4th St, Pecos, TX 79772

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Interment Following Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Mount Evergreen Cemetery

Pecos, TX 79772

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