Willie A. LongoriaSeptember 12, 1948 ~ October 19, 2017 (age 69)
Willie A. Longoria, age 68 of Beeville passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Christus Spohn Hospital – Beeville. Mr. Longoria was born in Corpus Christi on September 12, 1948 to Jose A. & Juanita R. (Arriola) Longoria. He was a graduate of A.C. Jones High School, and attended Coastal Bend College. Mr. Longoria also served in the United States Army where he received an honorable discharge. He later worked at the McConnell Unit for T.D.C.J. where he later retired. He was a member of Saint James Catholic Church and Cursillitas. He was a community supporter in Beeville painting the Christmas windows for downtown Beeville, bingo caller at Our Lady of Victory Church, La Esparanza Adult Day Care Center, and Veteran of Foreign Wars. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Ruben Longoria, two sisters; Maria L. Cantu, Isabel L. Paniaqua, and other family members. Survivors include one daughter; Leslie (Scott) Longoria Flores of Fort Worth, one son; Marcus Kenner G. (Jackie) Longoria of Bay City, two brothers; George (Dora) Longoria, Joe Longoria of Houston, two sisters; Janie Orta of Houston, Dolores (Martin) Barrera of Rockport, five grandsons, three granddaughters, one great-grandson, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held at Trevino Funeral Home on Monday, October 23rd from 4:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. with a rosary being recited at 7:00p.m. Funeral mass will be held at Saint James Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 24th at 10:00a.m. with Father Paul, officiating. Interment will follow at Coastal Bend Veterans Cemetery at 1:00p.m. with full military honors.
Active Pallbearers: Vietnam Veterans of America Tomas Gonzales Chapter 929
Honorary Pallbearers: Marcus Longoria, Gabriel Morales, Richard Perez, Jerry Medina, Bobby Perez, Joe Longoria, Ray Lara, Ruben Montez and Gary Coffeen