Reynaldo R. Vela Sr., 85, of Riviera, Tx, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, 2020. He was born on Nov. 16, 1934 in Raymondville, Texas to Ubaldo and Concepcion Vela.
Mr. Vela worked as a poultry farmer and with Kenedy County. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Ubaldo Vela; his mother, Concepcion Ruiz; and step-father, Placido Ruiz; one sister, Ella Vela; his son, Joe Vela; son-in-law, Jesus Sanchez; and two grandsons, Michael Bustoz and Tavin Parker.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years Elena C. Vela; two sons, Uvaldo (Josie) Vela and Reynaldo (Denise) Vela Jr.; three daughters, Norma (Modesto) Robles, Ellie Jimenez and Susana (Samuel) Trevino. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and many friends.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 at Kingsville Memorial Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. that same evening.
A funeral service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday Oct. 26 at Kingsville Memorial Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Riviera Cemetery.