Jerry Genaro Soria, Jr.

Jerry Genaro Soria, Jr.
Jerry Genaro Soria, Jr.

Jerry Genaro Soria, Jr., 59, of Amarillo, TX entered heaven on January 2, 2021.

Jerry was born in Amarillo, TX on November 14, 1961, to Genaro and Mary Soria.  Jerry attended Caprock High School and afterwards became a skilled mason.  He worked for R.E. Turner, Asarco and was a masonry teacher at Caprock High School. Before his passing, he operated his own successful masonry business for many years, Soria Construction.

Jerry had two children, Michael and Shannon, who he was deeply devoted to and were his pride and joy. He taught them how to be strong, independent and speak their mind. Jerry’s greatest pleasure came from watching his grandchildren grow, thrive and play the sports they love. He was always present on the sidelines of the field or in the gym cheering them on and celebrating them in every way.

He was an avid golfer and member of the Pride of the Panhandle Golf Club.  His greatest gift was his generosity as he often donated his services, time, money and love to many non-profits and people in need. Although he only had two children, he was a father figure and mentor to countless people over the years.

He was preceded in death by his brother Romualdo Soria.

Survivors include his wife, Gina Soria (married April 29, 2005); parents, Genaro and Mary Soria; son, Michael, daughter-in-law, Teresa, along with grandchildren Hope and Sidney, all of Amarillo; daughter, Shannon Torres, son-in-law, Wes, along with grandchildren Kyler, Kyndall, and Karson of Midland; brothers, Frank and Joseph Soria of Amarillo; and countless other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, January 7, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, with Danny Morales officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Viewing will be available from 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

38 Replies to “Jerry Genaro Soria, Jr.”

  1. Michael a nd nnon, my deepest condolences. Just saw this. So sorry for your lose. Your father was an amazing man and extraordinary soul. He always welcomed everyone and treated them like old friends . We were truly blessed to have known him. God Bless,

  2. So very sorry to hear about Jerry. His smile was infectious. Blessings of peace to you, Michael, and your family.

  3. My deepest condolences and prayers.

    Coach Jerry will always have a special place in my heart. He always could make me smile and encourage me. I have so many great memories of him (and Michael) on and off of the baseball diamond.

    Daniel Morales

  4. Oh Jerry, we are so sad here at Acme. You were always one of our favorites and loved when you came in. We will miss you so much. Prayers for the family and friends.

  5. We are so saddened by the loss of Uncle Jerry. He was a kind man who loved big! His pride and joy were his kids, Michael and Shannon and his grandkids. He was always eager to share stories about his grandkids. He will be missed by so many!

    We are continuing to pray for each of you during this difficult time. Praying God will give each of you strength, peace, and comfort. Love y’all.

  6. I’m very sorry for your loss, I remember growing up with the Soria family as a kid, our prayers and hear-felt condolences go out to you and your family at this time.

    Tim Howard-Amarillo, Tx

  7. Jerry you are a great coach mentor I spent alot of time beside your son learning to grow up. Sorry for your loss Micheal and Shannon . From your old friend Josh Ramos . In Bozeman Mt

  8. Our condolences to Michael, Shannon and the entire Soria family. May you all find comfort in the memories. RIP Jerry.

    Gloria, Willie & Marcos

  9. RIP in peace my old friend….it has been a long ride in this journey with you….too many stories to tell….the jobs…the after 5 cocktail hour on the front porch…the work we did on the house…you are going to be missed but i will think of you frequently letting those memories put a smile on and in my heart…..gonna miss ya brother but know that now is the Beginning so ….Sail on Brother ….Sail on…peace

  10. Well my friend it has been a long and great friendship….you will be missed and thought fondly of frequently…..So many stories and so many things to smile about…especially the front porch episodes….will miss you my friend….know that this is just the beginning my old friend so…. Sail on Brother …..Sail on…Luv and Peace….Rude Dawg

  11. Hey Primo you will be missed snd I appreciate your time and thoughts after losing my dad this past July , May God bless All your Family and enjoy a round of golf with Rangel Sr.

  12. Our hearts go out to your family in this time of sorrow. Our prayers are with your family.
    With deepest sympathy.

  13. Condolences from the Johnson Family……AJ, Kathy, Austin and Sierra. Jerry has been a friend of mine for many years and he will be missed by many. 🙏🏾

  14. So sorry for the loss of Jerry. He was a master mason and so much fun to work with and be around. Always laughing and teasing. Thanks for all you did for my family and business.

  15. Our condolences and prayers to the entire family on the loss of Jerry.
    Shannon and Michael, I remember the laughs we had with your dad and the pride he exuded while watching and helping/coaching you through anything and everything.
    He was a good soul.
    RIP Jerry.
    Melva and Frank Ornelas

  16. Mary and Genaro,
    We are so very very sorry for your loss! Jay and I are shocked! I, Maria Magallanes-Akridge lost touch with Jerry because our lives went in different direction but we grew up together in our younger years. Our hearts are very sad for y’all and your entire family! We love you all. 💔🙏💔😢
    Jay and Maria Akridge
    Hijacked de Antonio y Elena Magallanes

  17. Too soon cousin. You have two wonderful beautiful kids Michael and Shannon to follow in your footsteps to teach their kids the way you taught them. They will do just as great as you. Lord lead Michael and Shannon in the ways you would have them go. Lord bless them and keep them near to you.. bring love ❤️ Peace ✌️ and joy 🤩 in all that they do. Prayer’s for the rest of the families. Sending God’s love and peace. All in Jesus name

  18. My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family. Genaro senior, I’m very sorry brother. May God bless you and forever keep you.

  19. I knew this guy all throughout my school days. Jerry was a friend and brother. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed.

    Al Garrett

  20. RIP. Brother. I grow up with all the Soria brothers from time we were in the first grade though high school. This is great loss.

  21. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shannon and the family.
    Penni & Carlin

  22. Jerry was a very loyal and valued friend. He always brought smiles upon his arrival. I will hold dear many memories of jobsites, Kids Inc. games, or chance meetings at a casino in New Mexico. Jerry’s success must be attributed to his incredible work ethic and his loyalty to his family and friends. Peace be with you and your family.


  23. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Jerry was an amazing man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I’m thankful for the friendship he and my Dad, Les shared. He had such a huge heart and was a joy to be around!

  24. My condolences to the wife and family of My dear friend Jerry Soria in memory.He has fought a good fight you time on earth is done . Now you will enter the gates of heaven with joy in your soul .Love you my friend .R.I.P…Your friend Janie Cuellar Tijerina.

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