OBIT-Rafael G. Villarreal

MISSION – Rafael G. Villarreal, 71, passed away on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. at Mission Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Villarreal was born to Federico and Elena Villarreal on Nov. 30, 1943.

Survivors include his wife, Guadalupe Villarrealk; children, Eleazar Villarreal, Elvia Salinas, Criselda Fuentes, Rafael Villarreal Jr., Diana Galaviz, Mayra Ayala, Jorge Villarreal, Guadalupe Cabrera, Rafael Villarreal Jr., Maria Elena Villarreal and Juan Jose Villarreal; siblings, Ruben Villarreal, Diana Turrubiates, Juanita Zamora, Sylvia Garcia, Juan Manuel Villarreal, Edelmiro Villarreal and Jose Luis Villarreal; and 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Guadalupe Canals, Federico Villarreal and Emma Hinojosa.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial follows at Lord and I Cemetery in Palmview.

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