Ignacio Cervera Cervera, 90, of Uvalde died on Nov. 7, 2019, at Main Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.
He was born to Cesaria (Cervera) and Santiago Cervera on Dec. 3, 1928, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.
He married Consuelo Rodriguez-Negrete on May 23, 1955, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.
According to his family, Cervera enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching wrestling, music, dancing and spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years; eight daughters, Rosa Elia Menchaca and husband, Reginaldo, of Uvalde, Juanita Mucito and husband, Miguel, of San Antonio, Carmen Julia Menchaca and husband, Esteban, of Carrizo Springs, Cesaria Maldonado and husband, Salome, of San Antonio, Maria del Consuelo Gonzalez and husband, Mario, of Eagle Pass, Anna Guadalupe Dominguez and husband, Ismael, of San Antonio, Laura Patricia Cervera and husband, Regino, Vitela of Midlothian, Maria del Socorro Garcia and husband, Juan Manuel, of Corsicana; seven sons, Ignacio Cervera Jr. and wife, Veronica, of New Mexico, Oscar Cervera and wife, Rosa Chavez, of Piedras Negras, Santiago Cervera and wife, Carolina Contreras, of Midlothian, Juan Antonio Cervera and wife, Sara Ontiveros, of Fort Worth, Jesus Cervera and wife, Lilia, of Midlothian, Francisco Javier Cervera and wife, Adriana, of Eagle Pass, Manuel Cervera and wife, Enedelia, of Midlothian; 64 grandchildren; 93 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; two brothers; and one great-great grandchild, Giuliana Menchaca.
A funeral mass was held Monday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation began Saturday at 8 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A rosary was recited Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
Pallbearers were Ignacio Cervera Jr., Santiago Cervera, Oscar Cervera, Juan Antonio Cervera, Francisco Javier Cervera, Jesus Cervera and Manuel Cervera.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Uvalde Memorial Hospital and the new hospital capital campaign.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com