Jose Luis Guerra Sr. passed away on Jan. 5th, 2014, at Valley Baptist Medical Center.|
Jose Guerra served in the Army National Guard for seven years, while enrolled in high school and then served 20 years in the United States Army before retiring as an E-7 after 27 years of honorable military service, where he then pursued a college degree in Business Administration.
He was a member of St. Mary's Parish and volunteered with St. Mary's Works of Mercy, in the food pantry.
Preceded in death by his parents Maria Guerra, Jose and Natividad Guerra, his brothers Santos Galvan, Pedro Galvan, Manuel Galvan, Andres Garcia and his sister Josefina Ramirez.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Carolina Tapia Guerra; his daughter, Norma Guerra-Valdez (Joe); his sons, Jose Luis Guerra Jr. and Francisco Guerra. His grandchildren Beau Jason Guerra, Samantha Guerra, Jose Guerra III, Ryan Guerra, Elysha Guerra, and Mathew Guerra. His great grandchildren, Isabella Guerra, Emily Guerra, Elyse Guerra, Osiris Aguirre and Emma Guerra and also, his only remaining sister Idolina Camacho and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in the South Chapel with Rosary at 7 p.m.
Funeral 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church following interment at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Military Honors will be conducted by members of VFW Post #35.
If you would like to send your condolences to the Guerra family or sign the book online, visit us at www.trevinofuneral.com
Funeral arrangements under the care of Treviño Funeral Home, 1355 Old Port Isabel Rd., Brownsville, TX (956)542-2583.
Published in Brownsville Herald on Jan. 8, 2014