Aurelio V. Mata Sr.
Aurelio V. “Willie” Mata Sr., 75, of Uvalde died on Sept. 7, 2018, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Uvalde on July 17, 1943, to Concepcion “Concha” (Valverde) and Hilario Mata.
He married Guadalupe Lira on Sept. 19, 1966, in Mexico.
Mata is survived by his wife of almost 52 years; two daughters, Brenda Hidalgo and husband, Daniel, of San Antonio, and Criselda Vasquez and husband, Mario, of Uvalde; two sons, Aurelio V. Mata Jr. of Austin, and Jeremy Andrew Mata and companion, Sydney Orona, of San Marcos; two sisters, Dora Sanchez of Uvalde and Dolores Cuellar of Humble; brother, Inez Mata of Uvalde; four grandchildren, Philip M. Vasquez, Aaron N. Vasquez, Amanda Hidalgo and Alejandro I. Mata; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Esmeralda Mata; two brothers, Juan Mata and Martin Mata; and two sisters, Margarita Chacon and Carmen Garza.
A rosary was recited on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com