September 8, 2020 Paul Joseph Juarez Sr. passed away peacefully at home at the age of 68 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on June 21, 1952 in Los Angeles, California to Rafeal and Mary Juarez.
He lived most of his life in Salt Lake City, Utah. He briefly resided in Alaska, New Mexico and Montana where he met his best friend, hunting and fishing buddy Greg (Sarge) Lofton.
Paul was employed by Specialized Bicycle Components since 1999. He was recently recognized as moving the most bikes into the hands of riders than anyone in the history of Specialized Distribution.
Paul’s favorite place to be was on the lake fishing, he loved camping, going on long drives, fast cars, playing pool, Chicago Bears, Utah Jazz and dancing to his all time favorite James Brown, with a good cold shot of Tequila.
He is survived by his children; Lisa Ann (Manuel) Silva, Paul Joseph Juarez Jr., Brandon Cruise Juarez, Nubia (Ally). Grandchildren; Larrissa (La) Silva, Manuel (Scooby) Silva Jr., Aliveah Montoya, Dylan Valencia and one great granddaughter Layla Ann Burnside. His brothers; Tommy (Irene) Gonzales of Gallup, New Mexico, Augustine Juarez of Salt Lake City, Utah and Ralph (Lucy May) Juarez of West Valley City, Utah and sister in law Doris of Glendale, Arizona. Good friends Mike Manning, Marty Peters, Abel Castro, whom he loved as if he were his own.
He is proceeded in death by his parents; Rafeal and Mary Juarez, sister Helen, brother James Martinez, grandmother Carmen Velasquez, and long time friend AJ Steele.
Our family would like to thank Dr. Weiss and his staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Huntsman Hospice, and his neighbors. Thank you for taking care of our father and Brandon. His extended family at Specialized Bicycle, thank you all for the love and support. You went above and beyond for our father and we are truly grateful to each and everyone of you.
Paul’s final wishes were to be cremated, followed by a celebration of life. We invite family and friends to share a memory, a laugh, in his honor on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. To ensure compliance with current social distancing guidelines, we kindly ask that you call the funeral parlor at (801) 474-9119 between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Saturday to make a reservation for the time you wish to attend. The courtesy of wearing a mask is requested.
In dads own words “My story is not over yet, I still have shit to do!”