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Jose Rivera, Jr.

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Jose Rivera Jr. 05/15/1948- 11/14/2016 Jose Rivera Jr. passed away at the age of 68. A 1966 graduate of Brackenridge H.S., he served in the U.S. Marine Corps (1966-1969). He married Maria Huizar in September 1970. He graduated from Southwest Texas State in 1975. He worked 18 years for Garza, Gonzalez & Associates, becoming a CPA in 1981, and 8 yrs. For Edgewood ISD. He worked as Chief Accountant for the City of Del Rio from 2000 until retiring in 2014. He loved fishing and horses. He was in the Bexar County Riders and rode the Alamo Trail Ride for 25 years. He's survived by his wife Maria "Lala" of 46 years; children Jose Rivera III (Imelda), Andrea Rivera and Teresa Escobedo; grandsons Edward Rivera, Joseph Rivera and David Escobedo; great grandchildren Violet and Edward Rivera Jr.; mother Josefina Rivera; siblings Rita Rivera, Maria L. Guerra (Robert), Stella Todora, Annie Oropeza; Alex (Belinda), Oscar "Danny" and Richard Rivera, his nephews, nieces and many friends. Viewing: Friday 5:00-8:00p.m. with prayer service at 7:00p.m. at Meadowlawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass: Saturday at 11:00a.m. at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mr. Joe was a great man and will truly be missed. He was our “rig moving” buddy on the trail ride and I know that we’ll always remember him doing what he did best-helping others. God bless you always.

    Gloria, Amy, Leah and Sonny Carrillo

  2. I have missed him so much since he retired and left Del Rio. He was a best friend, helpful in every way and a good dancer!!

    I am so saddened with this loss. My prayers go out to you Lala and the family. God Bless you all. Love, Babe Lynch

  3. I’m truly sorry for your loss. I hope you feel comfort reading Isaiah 33:24 where it states that no one under God’s government, which we ask for in our prayers, will ever say they’re ill.

  4. Our deepest condolences Lala. May the Lord comfort you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Roland and Viola Baiza

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