MISSION – Rolando Torres, 73, longtime resident of Mission, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 9, 2017.
Mr. Torres was born on August 20, 1943, in Mission. He worked many years at Campbell Lumber Co. and for the City of Mission as a crew leader and backhoe operator.
Rolando is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Jesusita G. Torres; his four children, Rosie (Javier) Ruiz of Mission, Rolando Jr, of Austin, Roy (Gracie) of Mission, and Rose (Tony) Morales of Temple; two grandchildren, Steven and Andrew Ruiz; and two sisters, Amelia Sifuentes and Lupi Ingles of Sanger, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Guadalupe Torres, and brother, Rene DeAnda.
Visitation was held on Monday, June 12, 2017, from 3 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Rivera Funeral Home, 1813 N. Conway Ave., Mission. A funeral mass was held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Mission.
Pallbearers were Rolando Torres Jr., Roy Torres, Javier Ruiz, Tony Morales, Steven Ruiz and Robert Sifuentes.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.