DIMMIT/MISSION – Guillermo “La Vaqueta” Venecia Jr. passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Dimmitt.
Mr. Venecia was a lifelong truck driver.
Survivors include his children, Guillermo Venecia III and Valentin Venecia; siblings, Flerida Salinas, Adela Villallon, Maria Hernandez, Alma Venecia, Edelmiro Venecia and Arnoldo Venecia; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Venecia; parents, Guillermo and Sylvestra Venecia; and siblings, Natalia Venecia, Jose Venecia, Eliseo Venecia, David Venecia and Teodoro Venecia.
A funeral mass was held on Nov. 2 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at La Grulla City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Valentin Venecia Jr., Juan Hernandez Jr., Luis Hernandez, Rick Venecia, Ted Venecia, Arnoldo Venecia Jr., Eliseo Venecia Jr., Kine Venecia and Joel Venecia. Honorary pallbearers were Guillemo Venecia Jr., Valentin Venecia, Arnoldo Venecia, Jason Venecia and Raul Bazan.