Victor Vera, III
Victor Vera III was born February 3, 1969 in Alice, Texas and was called Home to be with our Lord at 7:39 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.
Beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and entertaining his family and friends. He never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to all. Victor was a member of the Ricardo I.S.D. School Board. He was the Friday night football game announcer in Bishop and an avid farmer and rancher. Victor was employed for Valero Refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas for over 23 years. He loved any and all activities involving his children. His family was the center of his life.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Petra Salinas Vera; brother, Cesar Vera; paternal grandparents, Victor Sr. and Maria Rios Vera; and maternal grandparents, Francisco and Leocadia Barrera Salinas.
Victor will be greatly missed by all. He leaves behind his wife, Magda Leal Vera; children, Brandy Lynn Vera, Kasey Cavazos, Victor Vera IV, Juan Cesar “JC” Vera and Kaitlyn Renee Vera; father, Victor Vera Jr. (Linda); siblings, Esther V. Cruz of La Porte, Texas, Eliza V. Wolfe (George) of Angleton, Texas, Edwina V. De Los Santos (Horacio) of San Antonio, Texas, Frank Vera (Ana) of Corpus Christi, Texas and Eunice V. Gaytan of Ricardo, Texas; step-brother and step-sisters, Ismael “Smiley” Saenz III (Emily), Enriqueta Saenz (Roger) and L.C. Saenz; sisters-in-law, Lisa L. (Art) Rocha of Laredo, Texas and Velsa L. (Carlos) Guerra of Hebbronville, Texas; parents-in-law, Juan and Mary Leal; 18 nieces and nephews; and three great-nephews.
Visitation will take place after 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church, 1120 South Eighth Street, Kingsville. Burial will follow at Victor & Matias Vera Cemetery (FM 1329), Rios, Texas.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.