MISSION – Raul R. Esparza Sr., 79, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Esparza was born and raised in El Ranchito. He founded Esparza Pest Control.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Esther Esparza; children, Rick Esparza, Adrian Esparza, Raul Esparza Jr., Orlando Esparza and Lori Garza; and 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and three brothers and a sister.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.L. and Maria Esparza; seven brothers and four sisters; and a granddaughter.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 4, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission. Burial of cremains will be held on Friday, April 6, at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.