Jesus R. Caballero Sr., pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista in Lockney, died Jan. 26. He was 75. He was born Aug.10, 1945, to Samuel and Rebecca Ruiz Caballero in Corpus Christi. He grew up in West Texas and worked as a farmer. He married Rosa Trevino on Dec. 9, 1967, in Lubbock. He was a minister more than 20 years. He and his wife also have been foster parents more than two decades. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lorenzo, and two sons, Jesse Caballero Jr. and Donny Caballero. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rosa Caballero of Lorenzo; two daughters and five sons—Rosemary Caballero of Edinburg, Victoria Caballero of Lorenzo, Ricky Caballero and wife Agatha of Lubbock, Benny Caballero and wife Sandra of Lubbock, Mark Caballero and wife Edna of Lubbock, Joe Caballero of Lorenzo and Isaac Caballero of Gentry, Ark.—siblings Raul Caballero, David Caballero, Samuel Caballero and Marie Caballero; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Obituary: Jesus R. Caballero Sr.
February 1, 2021