Reynaldo De La Garza, Sr., 73, of Port Lavaca, Texas, went to be with his Lord Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Hallettsville. He was born Dec. 9, 1945 in Chapeno to Emeterio and Angelina Salinas De La Garza.
He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of The Vietnam War. Reynaldo was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
Reynaldo is survived by his sons, Rey De La Garza, Jr. of Port Lavaca, Joel De La Garza and wife Laura, of Port Lavaca; daughter, Julie De La Garza Hoblak, of Victoria; sisters, Camelia Carrera, Edna De La Garza and Mandy Grant; six grandchildren: Samantha De La Garza, Chance and Autumn Hoblak, Joshua and Justin Briseno, and Laurie Jack; and five great-grandchildren, Greyson De La Garza, Jaxon, Terrance, Zoe Jack and Juliana Briseno.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Julio De La Garza, Ruben De La Garza and Humberto De La Garza Sr.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at Richardson Colonial Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Port Lavaca Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Reynaldo De La Garza Jr., Humberto De La Garza Jr., Luis De La Garza, Richard Carrera, Hector Saenz and Jimmy Sheppard.
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