Frank “Chito” Soliz, 85 of Abernathy, was born October 15, 1936, in Rotan, TX. He was raised by his parents Augustine & Maria Soliz. He married Irene Lopez on February 5, 1958 in Petersburg, TX.
Frank was a passionate cotton farmer and worked cattle his whole life. He moved to Cone, TX with his family at the age of 15 to work on Bill Martin’s cotton farms. In 1970, Frank got the opportunity to farm for himself near Post, TX and soon after that he began acquiring more farm and ranch land near Crosbyton, Kalgary & White River. He eventually moved his family to Abernathy in 1991 and continued farming and ranching until he retired in 2019. Frank loved being around his cattle, hunting, fishing, and having family barbeques. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports and tried to never miss any of their events. The moments cherished above all by Frank, were the ones spent with his family.
In the early morning of February 1, 2022, only days before his and Irene’s 64th wedding anniversary; Frank “Chito” Soliz was called from this earth to his eternal resting place.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Irene Soliz of Abernathy; three daughters, Michelle Soliz Williams, Nadine Soliz and husband Stoney Carrillo of Lubbock, Nadia Micheletti & husband Kevin from Abernathy; six sisters, Lupe Padron of Modesto, California, Toni Padron of Corinth, Mary Deleon of Grand Prairie, Gloria Molina of Ft. Worth, Becky Sanders of Lubbock, and Jane Gonzales of Denton; one brother, Simon Cantu of Lubbock; six grandchildren, Chloe Law and husband Bobby, Justin Williams, Ryan Soliz, Case Micheletti, Kolt Micheletti, and Gabby Carrillo; two great grandchildren, Emerson Meiwes, and Hadley Law.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Augustine & Maria Soliz; his birth parents, Eugenio & Victoria Cantu; four brothers, Paul Cantu, Rogelio Cantu, Martin Soliz, Fred Soliz; four sisters, Frances Lopez, Molly Valverde, Clita Herrera, and Janie Roa.
Services for Mr. Soliz will be 10:00 am Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Reymundo Manriquez officiating. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. A rosary will be held 7:00 pm Monday, February 7, 2022, in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors with visitation starting at 4:00 pm.
The family would like to thank ShaRae Madewell and Tehya Griffing as well as the rest of the staff of Hospice of Lubbock, for their care and compassion given to Frank and his family during their time of need.