Juan Manuel Rios, 75, of Seadrift, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston surrounded by his children and beloved wife of 57 years. He was born June 18, 1944 in San Benito to the late Juan and Rita V. Rios.
Juan lived most of his life in Calhoun County. He started working at a young age to help his parents, married and worked hard to provide for his family. He loved fishing, gaming, watching westerns, making friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Frances O. Rios; daughters, Linda Ybarbo (Lonnie), of Port Lavaca, and Rachel Castillo, of Victoria; sons; Juan M. Rios Jr., of Lockhart, Ruben Rios, of Victoria, and Samuel Rios, of Austin; five sisters; three Brothers; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and one brother.
Visitation will begin from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Port Lavaca. Visitation will continue at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, with a funeral Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Seadrift with Fr. Tommy Chen officiating. Burial will follow at Seadrift Cemetery in Seadrift.
Pallbearers are Louis Morales Jr., Zachary Gaona, Oscar Gaona Jr., Apolonio Rios, Lionel Carabajal and Lonnie Ybarbo.
Under the direction of Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.