It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Alex Verver, known to many as "Hondo." Alex was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on his birthday, August 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juanita and Teodoro Verver. He is survived by his two brothers and their spouses, Lee and Angie Verver, Sonny Sr. and Linda Verver; sons, A.J. Verver and wife Sue Gage, T.J. Verver; grandchildren, Mikayla and Tee Verver; devoted partner, Rosemary Rayos.
Alex was born on August 6, 1952 and was a lifelong resident of Buda, Texas. Throughout his life his passions were classic cars, team roping and deer hunting. As a young man he learned mechanics from his father, Teodoro Verver. He then took that knowledge and went on to create several of his own hot rods. He later took up team roping and deer hunting which are hobbies that he shared adamantly with his two sons, A.J. and T.J.
Alex had a successful career in the electrical field after learning the trade from his father. In 1978, he went to work alongside his brothers at Verver Electric. From there he served the City of Austin as Electrical Inspector starting in January of 1986. He dedicated 23 years to the City of Austin and retired as Chief Electrical Inspector.
In June of 1985 he joined the Knights of Columbus of Santa Cruz Catholic Church as a Charter member. A faithful servant of God he participated in countless benefits and fundraisers to help the church and those in need. If there was a way to help, "Hondo" was always there.
He was a simple man with a heart the size of Texas, the type of person to give you the shirt off his back if you needed it, never asking for anything in return. He believed God would give him "heaven credits" and he has certainly earned his share. If the Lord ever needed a good man, he certainly took one of the best. Hard work, respect and helping others are the values that he lived by and instilled in his sons. He loved his family and friends very much and it was the little things in life that made him happy. In one of his last conversations with his sons he said, "Boys, I've had a great life and I've put myself in God's hands."
Visitation and a Rosary will be held at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle on Monday, August 11th at 6 pm. A mass will be held at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda on Tuesday, August 12th at 10 am. There will be a catered reception in the Church hall following the services. In lieu of flowers the family would like to ask that donations be made to Hospice of Austin.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2014