Esequiel Montez Barriga

December 2, 1955 ~ November 18, 2020

Esequiel Montez Barriga of Presidio, Texas, age 64, passed away from his life peacefully surrounded by loved ones on November 18, 2020, at his residence.

The Barriga family received friends and family on Monday, November 30, 2020, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Martinez Funeral Home (1040 S. Dixie Blvd, Odessa, Texas).

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020, at Martinez Funeral Home and Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 10 a.m.

Esequiel, aka “Baby” and “Zeke,” was born December 2, 1955, to Fransisco Barriga and Socorro Montez Barriga in Presidio.

Zeke attended Presidio High School. He was a business owner for 24 years at Discount Auto Sales. He was a very loving husband, dad, grandpa, etc. He was a ride or die fan for the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed having barbecues and spending time with family and friends. He loved dancing and joking and was the clown of the crowd. His grandchildren were his top priority.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife, Alicia Armendarez Barriga, his daughters Bianca (Jonell) Pineda, Amy Herrera, Blanca Barriga / Moises Hernandez, Brenna (Maurice) Rogers, Brianna Barriga / Dessi Burton, and his son Brison Barriga.

He is also survived by Socorro (Robert) Sotello of Bernalillo, New Mexico, Mario (Darlene) Barriga of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mando Barriga of Midland, Texas, Lorina Barriga of Bernalillo, New Mexico, Ivan Barriga of Los Lunas, New Mexico, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Zeke is preceded in death by his parents, Francisco “Chico” Barriga and Socorro Montez Barriga; his daughter, Blanca Rosa; and his siblings, Georgina Barriga, Jose “Caché” Barriga, Francisco “Chito” Jr. Barriga, Ninfa Arenivas, Eliseo “Lee” Barriga, Oscar Barriga.

Pallbearers were Jonell Jr. Pineda, Jazarion and Jamarion Rogers, Ja’Zion and Ja’Zae Pineda, Da’Breen Burton, Jonell Pineda and Maurice Rogers, with Luis Caldera as honorary pallbearer.