Pedro “Pete” Morales was born January 18, 1934, in Bigfoot, TX to Ignacio & Felipa Morales. He married Juanita Ortiz on October 27, 1954, in O’Donnell and worked there as a farmer for many years. He began selling insurance in 1982 and worked at Eagle Pitcher from 1984 to 1998 when he retired. Pete spent the latter years of his life playing the accordion with his band, “Pete Morales y su Conjunto” and fixing accordions for many people like Michael Salgado, Hometown Boys, Adolfo Urias and many more. His music inspired and brought joy to so many that he was officially inducted into the Buddy Holly Terrace Hall of Fame in 2002. Still, apart from his career and music there was one thing that Pete loved more than anything and that was spending time with his family and the legacy of grandchildren that he leaves behind.
On the evening of March 8, 2022, surrounded by family, Pedro “Pete” Morales was called from this earth and into the arms of his eternal Father. Those left to cherish his loving memory are his sons, Daniel & Josie Morales of Lubbock, Pete Morales Jr. of CA, Ruben & Gina Morales of Levelland, Ray Morales & Sylvia Rivera of Lubbock; eight daughters, Alicia Morales & Manuel Puentes of Lubbock, Damiana & Nate Lawrence of CA, Delia Arguelles of Houston, Ermalinda & Manuel Gomez of Lubbock, Melissa Morales & Ray Salinas, Leticia Morales, Delma Morales, Priscilla & Bobby Rodriguez all of Lubbock; thirty grandchildren; fifty-two great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren and a special friend, Janie Montemayor of Granbury.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Morales (2002), a son, Israel Morales (1967), two grandchildren, Miranda Marie Morales (1993), Joshua Gomez (2020); four brothers, and six sisters.
Services for Mr. Morales will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Joseph Thanavelil officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. A rosary will be held at 6:00 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with visitation starting at 12:00 pm
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