Sad News: Rusty Fenton of Rusty Taco Died This Morning

via parkcitiespeople.com (File photo: Christina Barany)
via parkcitiespeople.com (File photo: Christina Barany)

We heard through the grapevine that Rusty Fenton, the man who founded Uncle Julio’s and Rusty Taco, passed away this morning from cancer.  The veteran restaurateur opened his first taqueria along Greenville Avenue in 2010, and his successful mechanic-shop-turned-taco-shop even made our list of “The Best Tacos in Dallas.”

Joe Fenton, Rusty’s brother, posted this on his Facebook today:

My brother, Rusty Fenton, passed away early this morning after a long battle with cancer. Please pray for his wonderful wife, Denise, and his four amazing and beautiful daughters, Kara, Katie, Emma, and Ellie. He is a great man, but more importantly, a great Dad, a great husband, and a great guy.

Rusty Taco won’t be the same without its founder. What a sad Monday. We’ll be thinking of Rusty’s friends and family here on SideDish.

UPDATE: Services for Rusty will be held this Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Church, located at 8011 Douglas Ave Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 363-5471. Reception will follow at Rusty Taco, Greenville Ave.