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Eloy Barraza

September 6, 1954 ~ March 14, 2022 (age 67)

Obituary

Eloy Barraza, 67, passed peacefully on Monday, March 14, 2022, surrounded by his family after a short battle with brain cancer. He was a resident of Corpus Christi and former long-time resident of Victoria and will be remembered as a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather.

Eloy was born in Kingsville, TX on September 6, 1954, to the late Joaquin Barraza Sr. and Frances Contreras Barraza. Eloy graduated from H.M. King High School in 1973 and went on to attend Texas A&I in Kingsville. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in 1977 from the UT Medical Branch in Galveston. Eloy married Yvonne Garza on October 18, 1975. In 1978 they moved to Victoria, where Eloy worked 38 years for DuPont/Invista as a Lab Analyst before his retirement in February 2018.  

Eloy was enthusiastic about gardening and took great pride in tending to his yard. He also was passionate for the outdoors and was an avid saltwater fisherman. Eloy often found tranquility in travel, culture, history, art, literature, grilling his steaks, researching family genealogy or while casting his rod and reel over the waters of the Texas coastline. He was an active member of the 10% Fishing Club, consisting of his retirement friends, in reference to 90% of all fish caught are by 10% of all fishermen. He approached life with patience and understanding and was quick to share his wisdom with his clever wit.

He was preceded in death by his nephew, Benjamin Van Zandt; and his older sister, Frances Barraza.

Eloy is survived by those who will continue to keep his love and memories alive, his wife of 46 years, Yvonne Barraza of Corpus Christi; his son, Giraldo (Katherine) Barraza of Austin and four grandchildren: Nathan, Xander, Madelyn Shay LeCompte and Yisela Barraza (a shining light and joy in his life); brother, Joaquin (Maggie) Barraza of Cedar Park; sisters, Santa Barraza of Kingsville, Alicia (Doug) Van Zandt of Kingsville, and Margarita Barraza of Kingsville; along with numerous nephews and nieces.

The family will receive condolences on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM; with a holy rosary and liturgy to begin at 3:00 PM.  Services will conclude that afternoon and a private urn burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations in Eloy’s memory are requested to be sent to MD Anderson Cancer Center. http://gifts.mdanderson.org/

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Services

Condolences
Thursday
March 31, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Turcotte - Piper Mortuary
205 General Cavazos Blvd.
Kingsville, TX 78363

Holy Rosary
Thursday
March 31, 2022

3:00 PM
Turcotte - Piper Mortuary
205 General Cavazos Blvd.
Kingsville, TX 78363

Funeral Liturgy
Thursday
March 31, 2022

3:30 PM
Turcotte - Piper Mortuary
205 General Cavazos Blvd.
Kingsville, TX 78363

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