CONCEPCION BARREIRO SR. (COWBOY) McALLEN - Conce Barreiro Sr. (Cowboy) was a lifelong resident of McAllen, and gave his last salute on Thursday, June 12, 2014. He was born to Guadalupe and Monico Barreiro Sr. Conce attended McAllen High School for a short while. Conce convinced a family member to sign as his guardian to enlist in the Army. He soon began serving his country at age 17. Conce served in Germany from 1946-1948 and received the Victory Medal Army of Occupation. He then re-enlisted and served in Alaska from 1950-1953. Conce was Honorably Discharged twice and received the rank of Corporal. During his break in-between Army enlistments, he attended Delmar College to receive his High School Equivalency Certificate and associates degree as an Operator and Automotive Equipment. As a young teenager Conce enjoyed boxing and competed in the light weight division, he won several titles in South Texas and in the Army. Conce enjoyed baseball. The highlight of his baseball career was playing in "The 1947 Frankfurt National League Baseball Championship". The Signal Service Group "Polecats" emerged at the end of the 1947 season as the top team in the local National League and in Germany. Conce was invited to play in a world baseball Expo with famous baseball players. Conce owned and operated "Barreiro Texaco" with his late wife Maria Teresa Barreiro in McAllen. Conce was better known as "Cowboy" he worked most of his life in the oilfield industry with Lee Walker Oilfield Services, Monte Cristo Drilling, Willis Drilling, and Heldt Bros. Oilfield Services. He is preceded in death by his parents Guadalupe and Monico Barreiro Sr., grandson Cesar Barreiro Jr., sisters, Rosa Zepeda, Gertrudes De La Garza, brothers, Tirso, Monico Jr., Rodolfo, and Manuel Barreiro. Conce is survived by his six adoring children Conce Barreiro Jr., Clariza (Daniel) Moya, Cesar (Karen) Barreiro, Charlie (Velma) Barreiro, Cynthia (Felix) Hernandez, Dr. Christopher (Dr. Maribel) Barreiro. He is survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He has one surving brother Gilberto Barreiro and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation were held on Friday June 13, 2014 at Ceballos Funeral Home in McAllen from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday June 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church in McAllen followed by burial at La Piedad Cemetery. The family would like to thank and are greatly appreciative to those who cared for our Dad during his journey to heaven: VA Clinic, McAllen Heart Hospital CCU, Dr. Massani, Presidente Home Health and his personal nurses Tall Alex, Anscy, Little Alex, Willie, and Pedro. Funeral arrangements and services were entrusted to the care of Ceballos Funeral Home of McAllen. Sign the guest book at

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Published in The Monitor on June 14, 2014