Carlos Escovar Tamez

December 9, 1951 - December 25, 2019
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Carlos Escovar Tamez, 68, of Galveston, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Carlos was born in Midland, Texas to Sr. Ranulfo and Manuela Tamez.  He worked as a longshoreman, bartender at the Balinese Room, custodian at Central Middle School, Galveston College and UTMB.  He retired in 2011 due to his health.

Carlos enjoyed listening to Elvis music, performing his Elvis dance moves for the family, playing dominoes, and helping people in the community.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Sr Gisifredo Tamez and nephew Eddie D. Tamez.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Socorro T. Tamez; daughters, Martha Torres, Teresa Tamez, and Dianna Tamez; sons, Carlos Tamez Jr. and Victor Tamez; sister, Magdalena Dunn; and brothers, Ruben Tamez and Ranulfo Tamez Jr.  He is also survived by grandchildren: Martin Tamez, Joseph Tamez, Danny Tamez, Guadalupe Torres, Jay Warren, Gianni Warren and Manuela Warren; and 9 great grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors at Malloy & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, January 2, 2020 starting at 5:00 pm with a rosary at 7:00 pm, led by Sara Torres.  A funeral service will begin at 9:30 am on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carlos Tamez Jr., Martin Tamez, Ranulfo Tamez, Jr., Ramon Mendoza, Danny Tamez and Felipe Torres.  Honorary pallbearer will be Victor Tamez.

A special thanks to Estela Tamez for all her visits, help and the food she brought to Carlos during his illness.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 7:00 PM

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 3, 2020

Time: 9:30 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 3, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX, 77551

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Timeline for Carlos Escovar Tamez

Born: December 9, 1951
December 12, 1985
Died: December 25, 2019

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Angela Tamez posted on 1/2/20

Tío Carlos May you Rest In Peace. I have memories as a kid of you always doing an Elvis impersonations at our family party’s. You would pop your collar and stand in position till Elvis song came on and sometime you would have a prop for a guitar 🎸 and sometime you would just pretend😊. I guess you couldn’t remember me and my sister’s name so you nicknamed us chilly willie #1 which is my sister and I’m chilly willie #2 lol. Also, you would want me and my sister to pull your hair as kids. Even if we pulled as hard as we could you would still say pull harder lol. I remember you would always pop your bones like your neck, back and your arms which by the way I have those habits now. And you would relax sometimes by smoking a cigar and having a drink. Since you use to work as a bartender you would make great drink I remember salty dog and sunrise mix drinks and my husband Chapa says you showed him how to make a ice cream shot. I love and will miss you Tío I will always be your chili willie #2


Lisa Carreon posted on 12/31/19

In memory of Carlos Escovar Tamez, Lisa Carreon lit a candle


John Andrea Hernandez posted on 12/30/19

Our condolences to all the Tamez family may god give YA'LL the peace of mind 2 get all of u through this sad time


Christal Rodriguez posted on 12/30/19

In memory of Carlos E Tamez, Christal Rodriguez lit a candle


Christal Rodriguez posted on 12/30/19

In our hearts we thought of you today. But this is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday. And days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have are special memories. And your picture in a frame. Your memory is your keepsake. With which we'll never part. God has you in his keeping. We have you in our heart. Love you Tio Carlos. Fly high and make sure that you party with Elvis love you always Christal..


Mayme Zarate posted on 12/28/19

Tio We love you so much we are saddened that you are no longer with us but we know that you are in a better place and no longer in pain. Rest In Peace 🙏🏼😘


Lynette Morales Robinson posted on 12/27/19

Sending prayers to Tamez Family.


Marisela Herrera posted on 12/27/19

Gone too soon, but now you're in heaven watching over us. We love you; will be missed but never forgotten... 😢 your chilly willy #1


Dianna Tamez posted on 12/27/19

You are my Hero my role model you were my Father! I love you forever❤!