Juan Lorenzo Moya

Juan Lorenzo Moya, 67, a 28-year resident of Dickinson, Texas (formerly of Tipton, IN) passed away September 25, 2022, in Dickinson, Texas unexpectedly in his sleep.  Juan was born on July 23, 1955, in McAllen, Texas, where he was raised.  He attended Abundant Life Christian Center and was devoted to his fellowship and faith.   Juan worked for and retired from Marathon Petroleum Company at the age of 53 after 30 years of service.  He enjoyed life and helping with his grandchildren before starting his business, Gutters by Moya, in Dickinson that is still operational today.

Juan was preceded in death and reunited in Heaven with his daughter, Blanca Cruz Moya; his parents, Guadalupe and Juanita Moya, Sr.; and his brothers, Jose Garcia, and Ismael Moya.

Juan is survived by his is wife of 48 years, Diana Moya; his daughter, Samantha Moya Solis and husband Thomas; his grandchildren: Abigail Solis, Caleb Solis, and Baron Solis; his sisters: Leticia Martinez, Virginia Arenas and husband Freddy, Carmen Recio and husband Robert, Elizabeth Garcia and husband Danny, Lourdes Moya and Ada Sue Moya; and his brother, Guadalupe Moya, Jr. and wife Sandra.

Juan had many passions in life and one was an eye for collecting antiques.  In his younger years, he would take the family on “family trips” around the country to go antique shopping and would throw in fun family events along the way.  He had an avid collection of glass and animal covered dishes which he was very proud of.  He loved to cook for anyone who wanted to eat.  He liked to have get togethers at his house to BBQ and swim.  He was known for his good food and providing for all.  I think what most will remember about Juan is his joking spirit and his love of work to provide for his family.  Most who knew him probably remember his usual sayings or Juanisms.  The one I fondly remember is anytime he would be going into Houston, if asked where he was going, he would say “the south side of Chicago”.   Many of his work family have probably heard his sayings “Soup Time” or signing off the radio with “4-10 partner”.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas.  Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel in Dickinson, Texas with Pastor Rusty Carr officiating.  Burial service will immediately follow the funeral with procession to Mount Olivet in Dickinson, Texas where he will be laid to rest.

Pallbearers will be Guadalupe Moya, Jr., Charlie Moya, Leroy Moya, Thomas Solis, Caleb Solis and Baron Solis.


  1. A Great Man, Gone too Soon for sure! I’ll always remember Juan as A Father Figure and mentor in my life. Someone that was a tireless worker and loved his family fiercely.
    Heaven gained a good one and I know he will be well received buy our Creator and family members awaiting his arrival!
    Till weeet again Partner! ❤

    Thomas Solis
  2. Diane and Samantha and family we are so sorry to hear about Juan, he was an awesome guy. Know that you’re in our thoughts and our prayers are condolence for the family! Take care love Joe and Diane GARMON

    Diana Garmon
  3. A great man of God. A man of unswerving faith, hope and love witnessed by the gift of giving so many of his family, friends, and strangers experienced from his benevolent heart. I remember the many meals he prepared and shared with me and anybody who wanted to eat at the refinery. “He would say, “Nothing is to good for my friends”, and rarely receive a dime from any of us. He was one of my family’s biggest allie and cheerleader. He believed in me and my gifts more than I did at times and His optimism, encouragement, and support never waned. I already miss him, and the joy of trying to communicate with him :). His love for his family always warmed and encouraged me to practice his methods. He is a great example of a man being changed, through sanctification and spiritual growth. He loved the Word of God! We talked shop, we prayed, and believed together, we shared revelation from God together, we cried together, we rejoiced together, we dreamed together, and as brother’s and friends should be and do, we encouraged and supported one another as we both grew and overcame the obstacles saints must confront. I can’t remember Juan ever having an enemy after the Lord changed his heart? I love him, and will miss him until I see him again. Your friend – Rusty

    William C Carr Jr.
  4. Un excelente ser humano, excelente amigo , para toda mi familia siempre fue muy querido. Convivimos, pasamos muchos cumpleaños juntos. Estuvo conmigo en tiempos muy lindos y también muy tristes como la pérdida de mis seres amados que ya no están en esta tierra . Gracias por tus palabras de aliento y por siempre motivarme en salir adelante. Gracias Infinitas por nuestra larga y valiosa amistad
    Descansa en Paz en brazos del creador.
    Te Amamos y Te Extrañamos –
    Mayra De La Rosa

    Mayra De la Rosa

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