ODESSA Felix Rivera, Jr. "Hawk-eye", age 57, departed this earth on his journey to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at his residence in Odessa, surrounded by his loved ones. |
He was born in Alpine, TX, on May 5, 1957, to Felix Rivera, Sr. and Martha (Rodriguez) Martinez.
Felix lived life to the fullest. Through the hard times that he faced, he never gave up. He loved to be around his friends, whether out on a hunting trip or helping out with the horses. He would never say "No" to lending a hand whenever anyone needed help.
Those left to cherish his memory are his mother: Martha Martinez of Odessa; father: Felix Rivera, Sr. of Ft. Davis; siblings: Betty Urbanczyk of Washington State, Jean Cruz of Odessa, Joe Frank Rivera of Odessa, Jerry Rivera and wife Claudia of Alpine, Phillip Martinez and wife Cherri of Odessa, Tina Glines and husband Terry of Odessa, Johnathan Rivera of Alpine, Felix Rivera of Midland, and Margaret Estrada and husband Pete of Odessa; fourteen nephews and four nieces; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also survived by his special friend who never left his side, who stuck by him until his last breath, Cruz Castillo "Bebe" and his wife Laura of Odessa.
Mass Celebration will be held in Ft. Davis, TX, at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Ft. Davis.
Pallbearers will be Cruz Castillo II, Jorge Acosta, Frank "Panchito" Hartnett, Ernest Martinez, Greg Madrid, and Pete Estrada.
The family would like to thank Home Hospice and the team at Medical Center Hospital's ICU for all of their help during Felix's battle with cancer. May God bless each and every one who shared their love and support in so many ways.
Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.
Published in Odessa American on Aug. 12, 2014