He was born Oct. 6, 1926 in Karnes City to Mathias Barrientez and Maria Saenz Barrientez. He was a carpenter; a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City; and a Cursillistas. Marcos and Lucy Hernandez were married on Jan. 22, 1945 in Karnes City.
Survivors include son, Marcos Barrientez Jr. of Karnes City; daughters, Minerva Ramirez of Karnes City and Lucy Morin of Karnes City; brothers, Angel and LeLo Barrientez; sisters, Tomasa Mendoza, Aurora Davila, and Dominga Morin; 20 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Ramon Barrientez; brothers, Juan, Jose, David, and Domingo Barrientez; sisters, Victoria Cortez, Sirilda Davila, and Eloisa Castillo; and son-in-law Marciano Morin.
A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Karnes City. A funeral Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Karnes City Latin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Aaron Morin, Sonny Joe Castaneda, Julian Torres, Jr., Earl Ryan Morin, Derrick Ramirez and Julian Hernandez; honorary pallbearers were Justin Ramirez, Chris Ramirez and Paul Abram Ramirez. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, Inc. of Karnes City where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.