CAPTAIN JESUS "CHUY" CRUZ Sr.(1951 - 2013)

CAPTAIN JESUS "CHUY" CRUZ SR. MISSION - Captain Jesus "Chuy" Cruz Sr., 61, went to be with the lord on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, he was born on December 25, 1951 in McCook, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents Raul and Rosa Cruz. He was a Sargent in the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He was a Captain of the Sheriff Department where he served his community for 14 years, followed by another 14 years as Chief Deputy Constable of Pct3. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Helen Doyle Cruz, his children Heather (Jeff) Smith, Raul Cruz, Jesus (Becky) Cruz Jr., and Eleanor Orrego, his grandchildren Raul Cruz Jr., Brandon Orrego, Justin Orrego, Brooke Cruz, Isaiah Cruz, Kayla Cruz, Matthew Cruz, Jacob Cruz, and Noah Smith, his siblings Emilio Cruz, Alonzo Cruz, Raul Cruz, Robert (Chico) Cruz, Albert Cruz, Tomasita, Rosalinda and Irma. Visitation will be on, Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Military honors are under the direction of VFW Post 8788 of McAllen and honorary guard Patriot Riders and Hidalgo County Constable Pct. 3. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Virgil Wilson Mortuary of Mission, TX. Sign the guest book at

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Published in The Monitor on Nov. 22, 2013