MISSION – Arturo Longoria, 86, of Mission, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.
Mr. Longoria was born in Mission on Sept. 13, 1931, to Jose G. and Celia O. Longoria. He graduated from La Joya High School in 1951 and then served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a an air traffic controller and radar repairman during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955. He married Reyna Chapa on Jan. 4, 1957. He received a degree in accounting at Pan American College in Edinburg in 1960. He was employed with Otis Smith, CPA, until 1980 and then opened his own accounting business.
Mr. Longoria was a member of Catholic War Veterans Post #1065 since 1957, where he served as post commander, Texas State commander, and held other CWV state and national offices.
Survivors include his wife; children, Letty, Bonnie, Lizzy, Raul and David; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Alejandro.
A funeral mass was held on Jan. 5 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.