On Nov. 30, 2013, our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with his Lord.|
Felix was born Dec. 22, 1921, in Houston, Texas, to Felix and Esperanza Colmenares.
Felix was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Edna Patterson Colmenares, in 2005.
He is survived by two sons, Pat and Don; two daughters-in-law: Nancy Newton Colmenares and Sharon Rentz Colmenares; three granddaughters: Denise Schumann, Andrea Oldmixon, Christie Ahart and their husbands; and soon to be 10 great-grandchildren.
Felix was a longtime resident of Brownsville, Texas, but spent the last period of his earthly life in San Antonio.
Felix grew up in Houston, Texas, and graduated from North Texas State University in 1947, attending on a tennis and basketball scholarship. He served in World War II as a Marine Corps officer and was part of the Japan Occupation Forces. He was later called back to the Marines to serve during the Korean War until 1952.
He worked for Sears Roebuck for 26 years, retired in 1973, then taught at Texas Southmost College. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and served the Lord in many different capacities. He was an avid golfer and loved participating in and viewing sports of all kinds.
A celebration of Felix's life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Bulverde United Methodist Church, with Pastor Ralph Mann officiating.
Memorials can be sent to CLL Global Research Foundation. Please sign the online guest registry at www.thomasonfuneralhome.com.
Thomason Funeral Home, Wimberley, Texas, (512) 847-2226.
Published in Brownsville Herald on Dec. 4, 2013