Juan Manuel Cortez, Sr.

Juan Cortez Obit PicJuan Manuel Cortez, Sr., Age 62 of Kenedy, TX passed away December 12, 2015 in Kenedy, TX. Juan was born June 25, 1953 in Kenedy, TX to the late Victor and Juaquina Casarez Cortez. On Jan. 4, 1971 he married Elma Cano in Karnes City, TX. He retired as a foreman for Jim Miller aircraft painting and was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents Victor and Juaquina Casarez Cortez and a sister Linda Rosales.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elma Cano Cortez of Kenedy; daughters, Seneca Marie Hernandez of Kenedy, Elva Andrea Lopez of Kenedy; son, Juan M. Cortez, Jr. of Uvalde; sisters, Irma Chesser of Kenedy, Sandra Loya of Karnes City; brothers, Ben Cortez of Arizona, Florentino Cortez of Pawnee, Gregorio Cortez of Kenedy and 10 grandchildren.

A Rosary will be recited Mon. Dec. 14, 2015 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tues. Dec. 15, 2015 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.