Cresencio M. Alaniz Jr., age 69 of San Antonio, Texas, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday August 11, 2021, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Roxanna G. Alaniz. His parents, Cresencio E. Alaniz, Sr. and Celia M. Alaniz, two sisters, Darlene Pineda (Herlin) and Shirley Longoria (Roy). Three nieces, Natalie Pineda, Ursula Pineda, and Daniella Longoria, and one nephew David Longoria. Three great nephews, Elijah Pineda, Oscar Torres and Noah Carmona.
He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Irma P. Garcia. Brothers-in-law, Wally Garcia (Cynthia), Hector Garcia, Ruben Garcia, Tony Limon (Levette), and sister-in-law Dalila Garcia. Three nieces, Michelle Davis (Clint), Monica Garcia and Honor Garcia. Two nephews, Christian Limon and Joshua Garcia. One great nephew, Austin Davis, and one great niece, Emily Davis.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, on May 7, 1952. Graduated from Burbank High School in 1970. He was a self-taught drummer and played with his first band at the age of 15 years old with "The Epics" and with "The Latin Tones" 1967-1968. He then joined "Joe Jama and La Fuerza" in 1977. Then in 1980, he played with Ada Garcia of Lamar Band. Then with "El Quinto Sol" in 1982 and several other bands during his musical career.
He was a full time musician for over 30 years. His passion was drums and jazz music and different genres of music. He was heavily influenced by Steve Gadd, Arturo Sandoval and many other great artists. He also loved Randolph Scott and John Wayne movies.
In the 1990's, his life was changed forever when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He shared the love of Jesus with everyone. In 1995, he married his wife, Roxanna Garcia and began a new chapter in his life as a praise and worship musician. God anointed him mightily and prophetically as he lent himself to the working of the Holy Spirit. He loved the outdoors, planting flowers and plants of all kinds. Enjoyed working in landscaping and loved bird watching.
Cris had a great love for his parents, and his sisters and all of his nieces and nephews. His greatest hope was that his family would have a personal relationship with and love for Jesus Christ. He was loved by so many, and will be greatly missed.
We will have a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 1:30 pm, at Church of Acts, at 9965 Kriewald Rd. # 2, San Antonio Tx, 78245. For those who wish to attend the service in person, we request that everyone wear a mask. For those who do not wish to attend due to COVID, the service will be live-streamed. It can be live-streamed at Church of Acts website coatc.org