Jesus Ernest Olivarez, age 82, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and formerly of San Antonio, Texas, passed away at 11:23 P.M. on May 1, 2020 surrounded by his family in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Jesus was born on March 3, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas to Ernest Pena and Adella Leal (Gonzales) Olivarez. He married Deborah Kay Brown on July 27, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nevada and they have celebrated forty-six years of unconditional love. Deborah survives in Upper Sandusky.
Jesus is also survived by his children: Christel (Shad) Holley of Lancaster, OH, Karin (Rodney) Donohoo of Upper Sandusky, OH and Phillip Olivarez of Upper Sandusky, OH. Along with five grandchildren: Taylor McIlwaine, Dylan and Sarah Donohoo of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Noah and Eli Holley of Lancaster, Ohio. Jesus is also survived by his siblings: Dorothy Lee Ortiz, Jeannette Margaret Leal, Sylvia Valadez, Rosanna Espino, Govianna Salazar, and Daniel Olivarez.
Jesus was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Cassandra Olivarez, his son Michael Olivarez, his brother Robert Michael Olivarez, and his two sisters Della Marie Sylvia and Glenda Ann Guel.
Jesus went to college at University of Cincinnati and Marshall University. He was a Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force where he served for over twenty-five years as well as serving three tours in the Vietnam War before retiring. He went on to work at Texas Instruments/Bank Tech for over twenty years, and then AC Nielsen.
Jesus deeply loved God, his family, and serving his country. His faith was unwavering and he was a courageous man.
Jesus was a dedicated Republican and Apostolic Gospel Church in Upper Sandusky was his church home. He thoroughly enjoyed flowers, gardening, and he was known for his green thumb. Jesus liked the The Ohio State Buckeyes, but overall, he was a Texas Longhorns fan. He was an avid reader and loved learning new things; he spoke six different languages. Jesus especially loved to travel and imparted that passion into his family.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, viewing funeral services for Jesus Olivarez will be private, at Apostolic Gospel Church with Pastor Rodney Donohoo officiating. Burial will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.
Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Gospel Church and can be sent to Lucas-Batton at 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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