Israel Villarreal, age 74, passed away on April 12, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born April 9, 1943 in Ben Bolt, Texas to Fermin Villarreal and Tomasita Diaz. He was fondly known as the “Charanga King” to his family and friends because he loved to dance. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his wife Medeli, parents, and daughter, Mary Yvette.
Israel is survived by his four sons, Israel Villarreal (Ashley Mentzer), Miguel “Red” Sandoval (Amy), Joey Sandoval, and Johnny Sandoval (Priscilla),three brothers, Lupe Villarreal, Juan Villarreal, and Humberto Villarreal, 14 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on April 14, 2017 from 1:00p.m. Till 9:00pm at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary with a prayer service at 7p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00a.m.on April 15, 2017 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. Interment followed at the Chamberlain Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.
RIP to a fellow Kingsville area resident. Lived there and graduated from KHS in 64. May You have peace and peace to your family.
Annette EavesBandera, TX
RIP Lelito, always was a dear friend. May the Lord be with all affected by his departure. Blessings...
Juan n Yolanda FloresKingsville, TX
Our Prayers and Love go out to you in this time of sorrow. There is a place our Lord has prepared for us so that we might take comfort in knowing that we will be together again.
The Mentzer Family, Theresa, Thad, Wesley & April
THAD & THERESA MENTZERMontgomery, TX
God bless you. ..
Fred OrtizKingsville, TX
Lel u will always be the charaga king.
The boys r a reflection of u mereli.
Juan n Noelia SaucedaKingsville, TX
You will be greatly missed Lel may you RIP 🙏🏼
Lydia Naranjo Ramirez & FamAlice, TX
Michael SandovalKingsville, TX
since i was about 5yrs old this man i called Tio was the most funniest and loving and caring person you could ever know, always making someone laugh even with his own laugh, I was his, "prieta chula, mija" i will forever carry you and Tia Mere in my hearts i love you more than words can express..Love you always.
Jennifer CortezHouston, TX
Christina garciaKingsville, TX
Sorry for the loss of your dad.
Jay GonzalesCorpus Christi, TX
RIP Lel you can be with Meri
Sally Hinojosa PardoOrange Grove, TX