Espidro “Speedy” Rodriguez, Jr.

Espidro Rodriguez, Jr. Obit PicEspidro “Speedy” Rodriguez, Jr., 53 of Weesatche, TX; passed away on November 12, 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 34 yrs. Naomi N. Rodriguez of Weesatche; daughter, Kimberly Rodriguez of Cuero; son, Jay Rodriguez of Osage Beach, Missouri; His mother, Anita Rodriguez of Victoria;  brother, Porfirio Rodriguez and wife Cathy of Victoria; sisters; Janice Hayes and husband Brad of Victoria, TX, and Sharon Reyes and husband John of Edna, TX.  He is also survived by 19 nieces and nephews and 6 great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Espidro Rodriguez, Sr.

Family Visitation will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 11AM to 12PM with Memorial Services beginning at 12PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Brother Ray Parr officiating.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.

Pedro P. Villanueva, Sr.

Pedro Villarreal, Sr.Pedro P. Villarreal, Sr., Age 91 of Kenedy, TX passed away Monday, November 9, 2015 in Kenedy, TX.  Pedro was born on October 31, 1924 in Karnes County, TX to the late Seferino, Sr. and Hilaria Perez Villarreal. He was a retired MoVac truck driver and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents Seferino, Sr. and Hilaria Perez Villarreal; son, Eduardo Villarreal; sisters, Jesusita Carabajal and Romana Villarreal; brothers, Seferino Villarreal and Luciano Villarreal, grandson Joey Salinas; and great-grandchildren, Andren and Paityn Skau.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Cantu Villarreal; daughter, Yolanda Salinas and husband Jesse; sons, Pedro Villarreal & Mary Ellen Vega, Jr. of San Antonio, TX, Henry Villarreal and wife Debbie and Daniel Villarreal of Kenedy, TX; sister, Ofelia Garcia of Kenedy, TX; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A Rosary was recited Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Nobert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Emma Garza Villanueva

Emma VillanuevaEmma Villanueva Obit Pic 2Emma Garza Villanueva, Age 72 of Kenedy, TX went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, November 2, 2015. Emma was born on April 4, 1943 in Kenedy, TX to the late Felipe and Baldomera Garza.  She married Reymundo “Rey” Villanueva on April 9, 1967 in Runge, TX.  She was retired from the Texas Workforce Commission, an active volunteer for the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital Pink Ladies, a devout member of the First Baptist Church in Kenedy, and a loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Felipe and Baldomera Garza; brothers, Jesus Maria Garza, Isaias Garza, and Bernabe Garza.

She is survived by her loving husband, Reymundo “Rey” Villanueva of Kenedy, TX; daughters, Rae Anne Springer of Austin, TX, Rayleen Villanueva-Rumpf and husband Jerry of San Antonio, TX; granddaughter, Jane Elizabeth Rumpf of San Antonio, TX.sisters, Rebecca Ocanas of Brenham, TX, MaryAnn Garcez of Kenedy, TX; brothers, Daniel Garza of Kenedy, TX, and Rev. Elijio Garza of Clovis, NM.

Family Visitation was held Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 6PM to 9PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 11AM at the First Baptist Church in Kenedy, TX with the Rev. Elijio Garza officiating.  Interment will follow in the Choate Cemetery in Choate, TX.

Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund in Kenedy, TX.