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Enrique "Rick" L. Briones was called home by the Lord on February 3, 2013, at the age of 62. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on July 15, 1950 and graduated from Fox Tech in 1970.
He then joined the Air Force and served honorably from July 1970 until March 1991 where he retired after 20 years and 8 months of service. He then worked for the US Postal Office on Perrin Beitel until his retirement 16 years later.
He is preceded in death by his father Johnny P. Briones. He is loved and will be missed by his wife of 19 years, Dora C. Briones; mother, Pauline C. Rodriguez; son, Enrique Briones, Jr.; daughters, Melissa, Regina & Jasmine D. Briones; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Janie Briones; brother, Johnny Briones; goddaughter; Abigail Pena; godsons; Anthony Martinez, Marc Anthony Briones; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, loving family members & friends. Pallbearers will be Jerry Perales, Eugene Rodriguez, Santos Ortiz, Jr., David Hernandez, Ernest Uriegas, Sr. and Ernest Uriegas, Jr.
Visitation will be held at Castillo Mission Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Procession departs the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 314 Merida Street. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
The family is grateful for the compassionate and loving care provided by the staff of Harbour Hospice, Fresenius Village Oaks Dialysis, Dr. Flavio Alvarez, Dr. Luis Rodriguez, Dr. Zulfi Jaffar & Staff, Mary Curll (PA), Reliant Home Health Care and Dr. Richard Prezas and staff. A special thank you to Delia Villanueva, Rachel & David Hernandez and Johnny Briones for their love and care for Rick during his last days. Services under the direction of Castillo Mission Funeral Home.
"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away."
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N. Gen. McMullen Drive San Antonio, TX 78228
Published in Express-News on Feb. 10, 2013