Pete Moreno



Mr. Pete Moreno was born February 28, 1961 in Houston, TX and passed away January 21, 2017. Mr. Moreno attended Lakewood church and owned H.P. Auto Wrecker in Pearland, TX.

Pete went to work for Watson Automotive in 1978 as an Auto Mechanic. In 1980 he opened his first Automotive shop which he named HP Automotive. He then advanced to have his own Automotive and wrecker shop named HP Auto Wrecker in 1995.

Pete was a friend to many and a very hard worker who started his own business from nothing. Pete also was a very dedicated father to his son William Padilla. He touched many lives and will be missed by many.

Mr. Moreno is preceded in death by his father, Martin Moreno; step father, Don McCoy.

He leaves behind his mother, Mary McCoy; son, William John Padilla, wife Dona; grandchildren: Jade Eary, Kane Padilla and Blade Padilla; sisters: Janie Moreno, Olivia Lurea, husband Joe and Trina Thomason; brothers: Martin Moreno, wife Teresa, Richard Moreno, wife Mary Paz, Mike Howard McCoy and Don Howard McCoy Jr., wife Oralia, nieces, nephews, great Nieces, and Great Nephews

A visitation will be held from 10-11 am with a funeral service at 11am at Crowder Funeral Home. Burial to follow at South Park in Pearland.


  1. With sincere condolences from members of Houston Professional Towing Association.
    Pete was a great friend and mentor to all who knew him. As a member, he was instrumental in defeating legislation that would have affected all of our industry in Houston and Austin. He was the true example of the christian businessman, always posting both encouragement and family photos on Facebook. His friendship will be deeply missed.

    Suzanne Poole, Hou Pro Towing Assoc.
  2. Praying for Pete’s family. Knew him since early 90’s and did business with him. Rest in Peace my friend

    Nancy Guess
  3. Pete it was an honor working with you for all these years. I was bless to know you and to call you a friend.

    Mark Denson
  4. I truly would like to express my condolences to Pete’s family. His love for his daughter DeShana and her love for him was so inspiring. His unconditional love for his grandchildren Kaytlyn and Auston was a joy to behold. The time he shared with DeShana and Stephen,who were with him all throughout his illness, held such great love and compassion. I know he is in heaven with his father looking down at all of us who are so grateful to have known him.

    Renee Martinez
  5. Heaven gained another angel this week, may the family and close friends find peace, Rest In Peace my Friend…..

    Michael Sherer
  6. He was a good and fair man. Definitely gone too soon. Rest in piece Pete.

    Richard Montiel Borgstrom
  7. 4312 Lockheed was my home away from home for pert near 19 years you aways was kind to my daughter Amber she looked up to you.Pete you will be missed no words can say it you was a true brother.

    Woody Ford
  8. Pete…It hurts my heart knowing that you are gone but you will never be forgotten. You were truly a remarkable man, very respectful, loving and giving. You had helped me long ago and that meant so much to me. Thank you for everything Pete but most of all…Thank you for being my friend…You will be missed…

    Tonya Tornatore
  9. My sympathy to Pete’s family. I have known Pete for many years and will miss him dearly, as he was very instrumental in helping me succeed during my years as a collision center manager. We have remained friends for many years. Pete was an honest businessman and very charitable to anyone in need. No favor was too much to ask of him. Thanks for your friendship, Rest in peace brother…

  10. I offer my condolences to Pete’s Family. I was blessed to meet Pete through a friend Louis Martinez. After Pete and I talked and transferred business, he became a Brother. We shared a lot of the same thoughts and differences in a short time. He will be missed dearly… Lord, Thank you so much for the opportunity to meet Pete!

    Lino Gasparini/Tri-Diesel Maintenance, LLC.
  11. I thank GOD for putting PETE in my life’s path. He was a GODLY MAN. And I PRAY GOD WILL comfort his family in their time of hurt. But I’ll ALWAYS find comfort in knowing that PETE is with JESUS NOW !!!I’ll see you soon my brother.

    Herman Taylor
  12. Pete you may be. Gone brother but you will not be. Forgotten Rip

  13. My husband and I just drove and saw the motorcycles and tow trucks surrounding the funeral home. I had to find out who this man was to be loved and respected by so many. My father was a disabled vet, and owned his own tow truck company in San Antonio, Texas that specialized in hauling Harley’s. Driving by reminded me of the outpouring and parade of tow trucks and motorcycles that circled our home the morning of his funeral, and again in the procession to his resting place at Fort Sam 17 years ago.

    To Pete’s family and friends that are grieving today, I too know your pain. Know that you are covered in prayer by a stranger, and the Lord is near to you in your sadness. Praying for the Father’s peace that surpasses all understanding. Love each other well; life is short.

    Nezi Davenport
  14. He was a great guy. 2 years ago Christmas night I called him at 2am because my oldest thought it was fun to get my jeep stuck in a rice field.. he brought two wreckers, had to get one stuck on purpose to reach the jeep and spent 3 hours working on getting the jeep out and wouldn’t take a dime from me….that’s just who he was.

    Josh Lewis
  15. I loved him like a brother. The world has lost a Man among Men.

  16. Pete was an outstanding neighbor and friend for many years. He selflessly helped numerous neighborhood people and will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to Pete’s family.

    Frank Burgett
  17. We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family and friends (Proverbs 17:17). For additional strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Please accept our deepest condolences.

    The Cole Family

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