MISSION – Pedro Barrera Jr., 70, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at McAllen Medical Center.
Mr. Barrera served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He received the Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge Sharpshooter (rifle). He was a life insurance broker for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Josie L. Barrera, and siblings, Ray Barrera, Juan Barrera, Carmen Ruiz, Angelita Chandler and Petra Zamora.
He was preceded in death by his son, Adrian; parents, Pedro and Tomasa Barrera; and brother, Frank Barrera.
A funeral service was held on Aug. 20 at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission.
Pallbearers were his nephews, Pete, Gene and Pablo Flores; and Omar Villarreal, Jose Gonzalez Jr. and Jose Gonzalez III.