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Ruben Franco DeLeon

January 15, 1952 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 67)

Ruben Franco DeLeon Sr., 67, of Mathis, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Corpus Christi.

Mr. DeLeon was born Jan. 15, 1952, in Mathis to Pilar and Raul DeLeon Sr. He married Estefana Herrera in 1971 and was a farmer and a truck driver for DeLeon Carriers.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raul DeLeon Sr.; and a brother, Ramiro DeLeon Sr.

Survivors include his wife,  Estefana DeLeon; daughters, Terry Gomez and Tina DeLeon; a son, Ruben DeLeon Jr.; grandchildren, Abigail Martinka, Destin Chapa, Scott Gomez, A.J. Gomez and Joseph DeLeon; one great-grandchild; brothers, Rudy DeLeon Sr., Raul DeLeon Jr. and Rene DeLeon; and a sister, Sylvia Martinez.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Treviño Funeral Home with a rosary recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church in Mathis with Father Raju Thottankara officiating. Burial will follow at Cenizo Hill in Mathis.

Pallbearers will be Ramiro DeLeon Jr., Michael DeLeon, Rito Acuna, Joel Acuna, Rudy DeLeon Jr., Justin DeLeon, Josiah DeLeon and Destin Chapa.

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