Our beloved and well respected Father, Brother, Papa, Grandpa, Uncle, and friend went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on January 12, 2017. He went peacefully with family and friends by his side. Ernie was born September 17, 1943 in Santa Barbara CA and resided there all his life. Ernie worked as a car painter for over 50 years. He enjoyed walking, riding his bike, listening to music, attending sporting events, BBQ, going to the farmer’s market on Tuesday, and Friday lunch at Joe’s. He is survived by his brother Daniel Cervantez, his children; Lisa Carrillo (Barry), Ernie Cervantez (Connie), Yolonda Sena, Tina Cervantez, and Theresa Rodriquez, numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, two great-grandchildren, and in addition extended family; Ruben, Rene, and Rachel which he loved dearly. He precedes in death by his parents, siblings, son David Cervantez, and spouse Rita Lino. Ernie will be greatly missed by all especially because he touched so many hearts with his infectious smile and contagious laugh. You will not be forgotten, and we will all be reunited together one day. We love you Dad! Viewing is scheduled January 27th from5pm-8pm at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Santa Barbara. A mass Saturday January 28th 10am at Our Lady of Sorrows. Following mass will be a reception at the Eagles Lodge from 12pm-5pm.