Born on Oct. 26, 1934
BLESSING - Abelino "Poncho" Barrera, 79 of Blessing, passed away on December 8, 2013. He was born on October 26, 1934 in Yorktown to the late Francisco and Teresa Rodriguez Barrera. He was a retired truck driver and had served in the Army National Guard. He was well known in the area as a base guitar player with numerous bands for the past 50 years. He was an avid gardener and loved his family.
He is survived by his wife Ophelia Barrera, stepchildren Crystal Zepeda, Starr Cruz, Tonya Guerrero, Kayla Sanchez, Darla Galvan, Ryan R. Longoria, Kevin Kresta, David Long and Judy Foote, 17 step grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren, sisters Lupita Serenil, Mary Helen Barrera, Adelina Cerda, Emma Perez, Selia Benavidez and Mary Helen Cordova.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Lucille Long, second wife Leona Barrera, sisters Nieves Farias and Alicia Monsivias.
Visitation will begin 1 pm Wednesday with a Rosary recited at 6 pm at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at St. Robert Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Midfield Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Kevin Kresta, Gary Via, Justino Casarez, James Cruz, Filo Guerrero, Jr. and Edward Jalufka.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.triskafuneralhome.com
Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.