OBIT – Raul Villarreal

MISSION – Raul Ruben “El Chino” Villarreal, 68, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21,2017, at his home.

Mr. Villarreal was raised in Rio Grande City and resided in Mission for the past 20 years. He worked as a safety coordinator for the City of Mission for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Elina Villarreal; children, Lucinda Villarreal and Dylon Villarreal; mother, Maria Celia Villarreal; siblings Rosie Villarreal and Rene Villarreal; and four grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father, Rene Villarreal.

A funeral mass was held on Sept. 25 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Rio Grande City county cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Rivera Funeral Home in McAllen.

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