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Dr. Arturo J. Lopez

April 21, 1948 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 72)


With humble acceptance of God’s will, we announce the passing of Arturo J. Lopez on December 25, 2020.


Dr. Lopez was an accomplished dentist for over 45 years in the RGV. A devout Christian who helped pioneer various missional initiatives, Arturo was loved and cherished by many. His legacy continues in the lives of those who remain.


He is survived by his loving wife, Zonia Riffel-Lopez; children, Arturo Jr, wife Heidi, Sebastian, wife Chantal, and Carolina; grandchildren, Katia and Kiara; sister, Mirna Lopez; nephews, Oscar and Anthony Acosta; and 6 beautiful dogs.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 3rd at Collegedale Memorial Park Cemetery (4939 College Dr. E. Collegedale, TN 37363). The service will be live-streamed and can be viewed at


A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 23rd at Central del Valle SDA Church (6901 N Ware Rd, McAllen, TX 78504). The family will receive friends an hour prior and an hour following the service. The service will be live-streamed and can be viewed at


In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to MonteMorelos University Dental School at; South Texas Christian Academy at; or Iglesia Adventista de la Comunidad Chattanooga at  


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Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.  

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Graveside Service
January 3, 2021

2:00 PM
Collegedale Memorial Park
4926 College Dr E
Collegedale, TN

Memorial Service
January 23, 2021

3:00 PM
Central Del Valle SDA Church
6901 N Ware Rd.
McAllen, TX 78504
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