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Family sets up memorial account for Edna wreck victim

Camille Doty

By Camille Doty
July 17, 2012 at 2:17 a.m.
Updated July 18, 2012 at 2:18 a.m.

Michael Villela, 38, shares a moment with son Ayden Villela, 2.

Family members of Michael Villela have set up an account with TDECU to help pay for his funeral expenses.

Villela, 38, was killed in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday morning near Yoakum.

He was ejected from an 18-wheeler after it crashed into a tree on Alternate U.S. Highway 77 in DeWitt County between Cuero and Yoakum.

Villela was driving a truck for Basic Energy Services and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He leaves behind his wife, Desirey Hernandez and six children ages 2-15 years old.

Loved ones described him as a devoted husband and committed father.

"He really was an amazing dad and husband, said his sister-in-law Heather Wood. "He worked hard to make sure his family had everything."

The funeral is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna.

Villela will be buried at Memory Gardens in Edna.

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