Ruben Reyes Sr.

Born on Sept. 25, 1946

VICTORIA - Ruben Reyes Sr., 66, of Victoria, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 with his family by his side. He was born September 25, 1946 in Bloomington to Maria Gonzales Reyes and the late Joe F. Reyes. He was Catholic and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Sun Oil Company after 20 years and also worked and retired from H.B. Zachery after 16 years. Ruben was very family oriented, coaching Little League Baseball for 14 years in Victoria, a loving husband, dad, uncle, brother, Popo and friend.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Estela Balli Reyes; sons Ruben and wife, Yvette of Bloomington, Raul of Victoria , Roland of Victoria and Ronnie of Victoria; sisters, Rosa Amador of Port Lavaca, Diana Gonzales of Bloomington, Rita Rodriquez of Clute, Melissa Reyes of Bloomington; brothers, Robert Reyes of Bloomington, Richard Reyes of Victoria, Rudy Reyes of Bloomington, Rene Reyes of Bloomington, Ralph Reyes of Victoria; grandchildren, Allison Reyes, Kevin Reyes, Ryley Reyes, Rebecca Reyes, Haleigh Reyes, Avery Reyes; and 1 great grandchild, Kaleb Gonzales. He is preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be from 6-7pm with a Rosary recited at 7pm on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Rosewood Funeral Home. Viewing will also be held on Friday May 3, 2013 at 1 PM at Our Lady of Sorrow Catholic Church with the Mass of Christian Burial to begin at be 2 PM. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery with full military honors under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council.
Pallbearers: Ruben Reyes, Jr., Raul Reyes, Roland Reyes, Ronnie Reyes, Richie Reyes and Kevin Reyes.
Honorary pallbearers: Robert Reyes, Richard Reyes, Rudy Reyes, Ralph Reyes and Rene Reyes.
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