Balerino Sierra, Sr. LUBBOCK- Services for Balerino Sierra, Sr., 91, of Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with Fr. Brian Wood officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Peaceful Gardens Cemetery. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Guajardo Funeral Chapels. Mr. Sierra died on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. He was born on Dec. 14, 1921 in Hondo, Texas to Genaro and Victoria (Castillo) Sierra. Balerino married the love of his life Pauline Ramos on June 17, 1946 in Lubbock, Texas. She died on May 16, 1972. He honorably served his country during World War II
against opposing forces where he was awarded the Bronze Star
, Purple Heart
. He worked for W.D. Turner Construction Company for 38 years. Balerino also worked for Peterson Construction Company for 6 years. Mr. Sierra enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also played baseball for many years for Las Aguilas as a Pitcher in the Lubbock League. His favorite baseball team was the Los Angeles Dodgers. Balerino is survived by one son, Balerino Jr Sierra of Lubbock, Texas; four daughters, Angie Lopez, Olivia Cantu (Gerardo) of Lubbock, Mary Ann Hall (Jimmy) of Mesquite, Texas, and Victoria Fischer (Cary) of Lewisville, Texas; one sister, Josie of Lubbock, Texas; ten grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Mr. Sierra was preceded in death by one son; his parents; six sisters; and four brothers. Pallbearers will be John Cantu, Jerry Cantu, James Hall, Justin Sierra, Adam Escobar and Joshua Lopez.