Funeral service for Alexander Rojas, of Nacogdoches, will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Laird Funeral Home, with Randall Jinkins officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Laird Funeral Home.
Alexander Mario Rojas (Mario), of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021, after reaching the age of 70 years old. After months of failing health, he died peacefully at Memorial Hospital.
Mario was born on June 12, 1950, in El Paso, TX to Mary Ruth Rojas and Alexander Rojas. Mario graduated from Edison High School in San Antonio, Texas and attended Tyler Junior College and Tarrant County Junior College.
As a very young man he learned to work hard and to take on whatever job was available to support himself. He was a skilled mechanic and talented with fixing things. He was a Limousine Chauffeur in Las Vegas for several years and worked as a Landman for most of his career.
He was an entrepreneur and ran several “small businesses,” including Have Tools Will Travel and Abstract & Land Title Research, Inc.
His passion was being a Landman. All areas of Title Examinations, utilizing in-house Computer Systems, Tract Book/Card Plants, County Courthouses and Tax Office in Abstracting Land and Complete Mineral Title. Field Note and Mineral Title Specialist, Professional Title Opinions and Summaries rendered, Right of Way and Leasehold Interests acquired.
Mario loved music and played guitar to entertain friends and family. Softball was his one true sport as well as golf. He played in various Softball Leagues over his lifetime. Mario was a political enthusiast and wasn’t afraid for anyone to know. He sported and shared caps/visors and shirts he had made personally on a regular basis like “Anyone but Hillary,” and “Capitalism Trumps Socialism.” He even set up an email account to support his beliefs called email@example.com.
Mario’s favorite holiday was Christmas. He dressed up like Santa Claus and passed out candy using a Santa bag to all his friends. After all, red was his favorite color. Mario also loved Shiner Beer and tacos. Mario had a special love for his pets including Annie Cowgirl (a blue heeler) and KC, his rescue cat, who is currently 19 years old.
Mario was known for being a sharp dressed man, collecting cars and Texas art.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary Ruth and Alexander Rojas.
Mr. Rojas is survived by daughter, Tara Rae (Pippin) Barbiere; son-in-law, Marc Barbiere; granddaughter, Madeline Rae Barbiere; his brother, Roland Rojas; a host of cousins and other beloved friends and relatives including Elizabeth Hill, his special companion that took care of him the past few years.
He is loved and will be missed by many!
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