A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday January 19 at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811.
Luis was born July 28, 1956 in Colombia. He lived most of his youth in Medellin, Colombia. Were he married the love of his life Miryam (Vargas) Velez in 1982. In 1983 they welcomed their first child, a son, Johao Fernando Velez. It was later that year that they decided to make a change, and they migrated to the United States. A few years after in 1987 they welcomed their second child, a daughter, Kelly Velez. They settled in Port Chester, NY and lived their until 2018. When they finally retired and moved to Florida.
Luis loved sports, especially soccer, where his favorite teams were the Colombian National soccer team and Athletico Nacional. He worked as a maintenance manager for 20 years. He spent his free time watching various sports games live and on TV; and he played soccer, ping pong and swam on the weekends. He also enjoyed movies and playing on his tablets. Luis was always there to spend time with relatives and friends and help with household projects.
Luis is survived by his wife Miryam of 40 years, son Johao Fernando Velez, daughter Kelly Velez, and 5 grandchildren Luis, Elyjah, Faith, Leyah, and Isaac. Luis was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone. He brought a smile to everyone’s face with his laugh and his charismatic way of life.