CARLSBAD — Jimmy L. “Jim” Estrada, 57, of Carlsbad, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m.
A vigil is scheduled for Friday, July 6, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel, 1001 N. Canal St., Carlsbad, with the Rev. Valentine Jankowski, OFM, Conv. officiating.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 7, 2012, at 2p.m., at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Mike [auth] Veilleux officiating.
Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Jimmy L. “Jim” Estrada was born April 25, 1955, in Artesia, to Guadalupe F. and Eva J. (Warner) Estrada. He was raised in Roswell, and graduated from Goddard High School in 1973. He received his accounting degree from Eastern New Mexico University.
He came to Carlsbad in 1975, where he was employed as a potash miner, after which he began and successfully completed a career in law enforcement, obtaining certifications in various fields before retiring in 2005. After retirement, he obtained his private investigator license with BMB Protective Services Inc., and also worked part time at Denton-Wood Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, and his father Guadalupe Estrada.
Survivors are his wife Pearlene Estrada, of Carlsbad; children, Tim Estrada and wife Danialle, of Carlsbad, Eva Joy Price, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Justin Estrada and wife Christa, of Carlsbad, and Michael Estrada, of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Kile, Mikalah, A.J., Mason, Josie, Laken, Mattney, Kilea, Nye, Jackson Wade and Jacie; mother Eva Jane Estrada, of Roswell; sisters, Rachel Aguilar and husband Larry, of Carlsbad; Virginia Cardona and husband Robert, of Roswell; father- and mother-in-law Ray and Goldie Bradshaw, of Carlsbad; brother and sister-in-law Eddie and Betsy Bradshaw, of Keller, Texas; sister-in-law Caroline Bradshaw, of Carlsbad; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Tim Estrada, Justin Estrada, Jamie Martinez, J.W. Bradshaw, Jacob Laird, Eddie Bradshaw, Sam Dorado, Michael Estrada and Wayland Bradshaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shorthorn Little League, P.O. Box 3228, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.