Arturo Rolando Barrera Sr.
Arturo Rolando Barrera Sr., 88, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Miguel and Leocadia C. Barrera; parents-in-law, Edgardo and Virginia Gonzalez Sr.; brother, Carlos M. Barrera; and brothers-and-sister-in-law, Oscar M. Laurel Sr., Edgardo Gonzalez Jr., and Alma Gonzalez Johnson.
Arturo is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years of marriage Virginia G. Barrera; sons and daughters Arturo (Gloria Estela) Rolando Barrera Jr., Esther (Manuel) Gutierrez, Miguel (Elia Norma) Edgardo Barrera,
Guillermo (Socorro) J. Barrera and Gilberto (Ruby) L. Barrera; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Vera Buitron Barrera, Elsa Laurel and Gloria V. Gonzalez; and brother-in-law Tom Johnson.
He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other loved relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez.
A Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 6:30 p.m. by Rev. Msgr. Stanley Sliwiak, Ph.D.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning, Dec. 22, 2011, departing at 9:40 a.m. from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Laredo City Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Arturo R. Barrera III., Manuel Gutierrez, Miguel A. Gutierrez, Miguel E. Barrera Jr., Guillermo J. Barrera Jr., Gilberto L. Barrera Jr., Michael Bowring and Frank Wright.
Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Barrera, Mike Barr, Hugo Barrera, Ana Laura Salazar and Michael Ryan Barrera.
The family would like to extend their utmost gratitude to Dr. Milton Haber and his staff as well as the nurses and staff on the second floor of the Laredo Specialty Hospital for their excellent care and compassion.
You may express your condolences and sign the guestbook online at www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com
Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez; (956) 722-0001.