OBITUARY: Willie Herrera Sr
Published April 23, 2013 2:15pm by
Willie Herrera (February 9, 1933 - April 22, 2013)
Willie Herrera, Sr., age 80, passed from this life on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Brownfield.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 22, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Brownfield with Father Gerald Leatham officiating. Burial will follow at Brownfield Cemetery in Brownfield. Personal services have been entrusted to Mark A Jones Funeral Directors in Brownfield.
Mr. Herrera was born on February 9, 1933 to Juan and Juanita Herrera in Mart, Texas. He married the love of his life Matilde Serbantez on February 19, 1956 in Brownfield.
Willie will be remembered for his enjoyment in playing horseshoes and dominoes. He was a very caring person and always looked out for others. He truly enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. He was a loving father and husband. He loved singing "Las Maniatas” for the families birthdays. He was an unforgettable person.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 57 years, Matilde of the home; 5 sons: Lupe Herrera, Willie Herrera Jr and wife Jolanda, Bobby Herrera, Rudy Herrera and David Herrera and wife Thalia all of Brownfield; 2 daughters: Sally Herrera of Brownfield and Irene Torres of Batesville; 3 brothers: Eleno Herrera of Georgetown, Frank Herrera and John Herrera, Jr both of Brownfield. He was blessed with 29 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; 1 son: Gilbert Herrera; 1 daughter: Betty Ann Herrera; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; and 1 great-granddaughter: Faythe Herrera.