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Obituary for Victor Manuel Quintero
Victor Manuel Quintero was born on December 5th, 1941 in the city of Jerz, Zactecas, Mexico. He was the oldest of eight children born to Baltzar Quintero and Aurora Gonzalez Moran. Victor passed on Monday December 1st,2014 in Elizabeth City, NC. Victor was an adventurous youth and explored the countryside of Mexico. At the age of 17 Victor joined the Mexican Army and served 12 years a Second General Sergeant. In 1970, Victor immigrated to the United States. He settled in Los Angels, California where he met his wife Mari Guadalupe Solis. There he began his care as fiberglass tooling technician. In 1973, his trade brought him and Mari to the tidewater region of Virginia. Victor and Mari had their first child, Samantha, in Virginia and then moved to Currituck, NC in 1977. Victor, his wife Mari, and their daughter Samantha were the first Mexican family to seal in Currituck County. Within the following decade, Victor and Mari had four more children: Samuel, Sylvia, Victoria, and Victor. Victor was generous and conscience member of the community. He was caring husband and father and took pride in his ability to support his family with the work that he loved. Victor's generosity was not limited to his family. He was always willing to help anyone in need. Victor made friends everywhere he went and enjoyed spending time with is family, traveling or any opportunity to get on the road. Victor was proud of his Mexican heritage, but was also proud to call Currituck NC and his house on the sound in Barco, his home. After becoming a US citizen in 2000, he took great pride in being able to vote in that year's presidential election. Victor had great sen of humor and kept up that same joyful spirit until his final day. He was a collector of unique odds and ends. He could often be seen in a hat and cowboy boots. He enjoyed listening tonrte�as, ranchero and classic country music. Victor was forthright, frank and opinionated, but never dismissive of anyone else's' beliefs or opinions. He was selfless and always stood up for the rights of others and was very socially conscious. He was never afraid to stand up for what he thought was right and was outspoken against social inequality and was an advocate of the fair treatment of people regardless of race or creed. He kept upon current events, loved to watch sports, and was an exceptional story teller. Victor instilled in his children the values and beliefs that would be the foundation of their success and happiness. Victor was fortunate to see the arrival of his two granddaughters Emma and Olivia in 2013. Victor is survived by his wife Mari, his children Samantha, Samuel, Sylvia and her husband James, Victoria, and Victor and his spouse Esmeralda, his grandchildren Emma and Olivia, his brother Jose Luis, his sister Elma Quintero Moran, his nephews David, Miguel, Jaime and Augustine Quintero and nieces Angelica, Lourdes and Maricela, and Marta Quintero. He also leaves his extended family to cherish and celebrate his life, the Quintero, Gutierz, Solis, DeLira, and Solis�_-Martinez families. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:00 PM at 169 Simpson Road, Barco, North Carolina. Burial will follow at the Homestead. Viewing will be Friday, December, 5, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM in the Chapel of the funeral home. A Rosary service will take place at 6:00 PM. condolences may be made to the family at www.robinsonfuneralandcremation.com. A. C. Robinson & Son Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the Quintero Family.