Victor Anthony Sousa was born on November 5, 1930 to Joe and Leonilda Sousa in Santa Maria, California and died on November 22, 2017 in Lompoc, California. Victor went to Lompoc High School graduating in 1949 and the served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956.
Victor met and married Helen Huyck in 1957, they just celebrated 60 years of marriage. Together they had seven children Barbara Rouleau (Mark), Mark Sousa, Brad Sousa, Kim Barreras (Andy), Rodney Sousa (Sandy), all of Lompoc, Susan Sousa of North Carolina, Peter Sousa (Jacci) of Pleasant Hills, California. Victor leaves behind 24 grandchildren; Greg, Scott, Kari, Erica, Cory, Chris, Dalton, Adrianne, Ashley, Kyle, Kelsey, Chad, Shay, Alyssa, Brooke, Dale, Daniel, Joseph, Cody, Eric, Skylar, Sarah, Sofia and Mia, 12 great grandchildren; Macey, Keli'l, Monroe, Lux, Khloei, River, Memphis, Kevin, Landon, Kaden, Brantley and Landon. He is survived by his siblings Gloria Carmichael of Santa Barbara, California and Celestine Sousa of Lompoc, California. He is proceeded in death be his parents Joe and Leonilda Sousa, Margarite and Alfred Domingos, Joe, Richard, Frances, Peter and Raymond Sousa.
Victor worked and owned Lompoc Equipment Company from 1958 to his retiring in 1993 where he supplied parts and service to the farmers of Lompoc and surrounding areas. Upon retiring, he started his own lawn care business for a lot of Lompoc residences. One of his specialties was grafting fruit trees and rose bushes. On most weekends you could find Victor with family and friends BBQing for family or different organizations. On most Father's Days, you would find him making beans for the Portuguese Celebration's. Every year in August, Dad would take all of us to Gaviota (portugee wakiki) where he would stay a week with aunts and uncles and all our cousins. Best times for all his children was that week at Gaviota Beach.
Victor was a member of Knights of Columbus, Lompoc Elks Lodge, Vaqueros De Los Rancheros, Portuguese Organization, Lompoc High Alumni Association.
A visitation will be held at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, November 30 from 4-8 pm with a vigil held at 7 pm. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 1 at 10 am at the mortuary. Interment will follow at Lompoc Cemetery District.