Jose R. Villarreal Sr.
Jose R. Villarreal Sr., 83, of Batesville died on Jan. 30, 2019, at Pearsall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born on Jan. 26, 1936, in Batesville to Maria (Rios) and Jesus Villarreal.
He married Juanita Padilla Villarreal in 1955 in Crystal City.
He is survived by 11 children, Richard Villarreal and wife, Petra, Jose “Pin” Villarreal Jr. and wife, Yolanda, Hector Villarreal and wife, Mercedes, Eloisa Garza, Dora Elia Delgado, Beatrice “Guera” Villarreal, Oralia “Lally” Villarreal and husband, Jesse Martinez, Diana Rios and Joey Daniel Rios Villarreal, all of Batesville, Mikie Villarreal of Minnesota and Elvira “Beedee” Luna and husband, Gilberto, of Andrews; sister, Margarita Saldana of Batesville; daughter-in-law, Tina Villarreal of Batesville; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Villarreal was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two sons, Luis Villarreal and Eleazar Villarreal; daughter, Elvira Villarreal; two brothers, Jesus Villarreal Jr. and Jorge Villarreal; and four sisters, Maria Martinez, Petra Saldana, Teresa Saldana and Roberta Garza.
A rosary was recited on Thursday and again on Friday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Uvalde.
A funeral mass was held yesterday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Batesville, followed by interment at Batesville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Richard Villarreal Jr., David Villarreal, Hector Villarreal Jr., Joey Villarreal, Felix Garza III, Jasper Luna, Michael Villarreal and Jeremy Lopez.
Honorary pallbearers will be Luis Villarreal Jr., Joe Villarreal, Ervey Villarreal, Enrique Delgado, Ivan Martinez, Eleazar Luna, Austin Luna, Leo De Leon, Nune Padilla, Michael Ramos, Rolando Saldana and Robert Saldana.