Oscar A. Palacios
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San Juan - Oscar Alaniz Palacios, 75, residing in San Juan, Texas, died at home after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, his extended family and his fur babies Apollo and Colt.

Oscar was born and grew up in Pharr, Texas, graduating from PSJA High School. He was a proud Longhorn, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in Political Science in 1969 and the University of Texas School of Law, receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1971. Oscar inspired generations in his family as a lifelong Longhorn fan and a Texas Ex. Oscar began his law career in 1972 with the F.B. Godinez law firm in Lubbock, Texas. He then founded his own law firm on January 1, 1974 in Pharr, Texas practicing law for 48 years.

Lawyers master language to advocate for their clients. What made Oscar exceptional was his deeds, not just his words - he became a lawyer for the best reasons - a belief in justice for all. True to his humble roots, Oscar put principles before pay. He believed justice should not be determined by what you can afford. Oscar put those words into action as a respected servant leader in his community - whether with clients, family or friends, Oscar helped those in need, when no one was looking. To quote Don Quixote: "The man who fights for his ideals is the man who is alive." And in his time with us, Oscar embodied a life well lived.

Preceded in death by his parents Moncerrato and Elida Alaniz Palacios, brother Omar Palacios. Survived by his wife Raquenel V. Palacios, children Michelle Iris (Chris) Rodriguez, J. Michael Palacios, Marie Renee Palacios; siblings Olga (Robert) Rutledge, Oralia (Hugo Gonzalez+), Odilia (Tomas) Arredondo, Orfelinda (Justo+) Vela; seven grandchildren Krysta Michelle (Justin) Marmolejo, Brendan Michael Palacios, Kirstyn Mikali Rodriguez, Tristan Adrian Garza, Omar Michael Palacios, Micah Chris Rodriguez, Ella Michael Palacios, a great-granddaughter Corinth Atlas Marmolejo; 42 nieces, nephews; and 4 fur babies Apollo, Noe-G, Colt and QB.

Visitation will take place Friday January 1, 2021 from 5pm-6:30pm; Celebration of Life will be held from 6:30pm-9:00pm at DeLeon Funeral Home, 700 East Expressway 83, Pharr, Texas. Graveside service will take place at 1pm, January 2, 2021 at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens, 4607 N Sugar Rd, Pharr, TX 78577.

The family will be strictly following COVID-19 protocols.

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Published in The Monitor on Dec. 31, 2020.
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17 entries
January 9, 2021
My condolences to the Palacios family. I knew Mr. Palacios to be a man of his word (un hombre de palabra). He left an indelible mark on our community and will be missed.
Raudel Garza
January 6, 2021
You left us with many good memories Ocalo. Thank God I got to say goodbye to you. Betty & I love you. Raquenel & family we love you, God Bless You.
Betty & Adan Perez Jr
Adan Perez, Jr
January 4, 2021
He was good man, and a good friend. Raquenel my condolences to you and the your family.
Robert Salinas
January 4, 2021
My deepest condolences to Viola and her family.
Rosemary Garza
January 2, 2021
I'm going to miss you, my big brother!!! I love you! ❤
Orfie Vela
January 1, 2021
My most sincere condolences to the family. May he R I P.
Marcelino Alaniz
January 1, 2021
I will never forget his kindness. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.

Mickey Elizondo & Family
January 1, 2021
Matthew Judge
January 1, 2021
My name is Arturo Chapa. I met Oscar in the middle of the 1970's when I started my career as a claims adjuster. He was always very professional, friendly and great to speak with. We always shared stories when we spoke. I think of him every time I drive by his office on the expressway. I remember those times I met with him. My sincerest condolences to the family. You were all blessed to have had him in your lives. He was a blessing in my life. My prayers and thoughts go out to you all. God bless. Art
Arturo Chapa
January 1, 2021
Deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire Palacios family.
You are all in my thoughts & prayers..
No more pain
No more suffering
May Oscar R I P
Prayers lifted that you may all sense God's peace
that will
bring rest to your hearts.
May your sorrow be softened with the memories you keep in your hearts...

Love, Hugs & prayers
an old family friend/
down the road neighbor.
Melba-Escobar Rivas
January 1, 2021
Prayers for the Palacios Family and Raquenel Vargas Palacios and Family , Sorry for your Loss May Oscar Rip Pain Free ...Nena Lazo Pena ( Pablo A. Lazo ) Daughter
Nena Lazo Pena
December 31, 2020
Vaya con Dios mi amigo, today I remember many pleasant moments we shared... in the courtroom and sharing a few cold ones. Mis respetos amigo... you earned it....I’ll remember always that you would tell me how you much preferred to be outdoors supervising construction rather than in the courtroom in a coat and Tie... SALUD mi amigo!
Richard garcia
December 31, 2020
You will be greatly missed. Thank you for everything. Love you. Joey & Iris Buitron and family
Iris C. Buitr
December 31, 2020
My deepest condolences to the entire family. Oscar was a very fine man, that his children, wife, and entire family , including friends, were very honored to have known him.
Enter into God's home, my friend, .....see you some day.
Fred Palacios
December 31, 2020
Condolences to the entire family of Oscar A. Palacios, Esq. and Attorney-at-Law. He was a good man. God bless him and his family.
Leonel Solis
December 31, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Roy Renteria
December 31, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Palacios Family. Oscar was not only a great friend to my entire family but a pillar to the community. We will miss him.

Frank Zamora
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