Mr. Hernandez was born July 31, 1949, in Berclair to Adan and Estella Villafranco Hernandez. He married Elsie Perez on May 17, 1985, in Beeville and was a retired insurance agent.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Hernandez; a nephew, Carmel Briseno Jr. and a brother-in-law, David Reyna.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Perez Hernandez of Beeville; a son, Joe Anthony Hernandez of Beeville; three daughters, Krystal R. (Fernando Sauceda) Hernandez of Corpus Christi, Bianca E. (Jerry Soliz) Hernandez and Tiffany Hernandez, both of Beeville; three grandchildren, Joe Adam Hernandez, Jayce Hernandez and Laila Soliz; four sisters, Sara Reyna and Sulema (Greg) Masseau, both of Beeville, Viola (Andrew) Salinas of Victoria and Rosie (Benny) Mejarado of Bay City; three brothers, Adan (Amanda) Hernandez of San Angelo, Frank (Irma) Hernandez of Round Rock and Ernest (Myra) Hernandez of Victoria; and a sister-in-law, Senaida Hernandez of Beeville.
Visitation was held Tuesday, June 17, from 2 to 9 p.m. at Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at St. James Catholic Church with Father Luke Thirunelliparambil officiating. Interment followed at Our Lady of Victory Cemetery #2.
Pallbearers were Joe Anthony Hernandez, James Hernandez, Adam Briseno, Tommy Perez, Charles Perez, David Reyna Jr., Andrew Salinas and Robert Hernandez Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Fernando Sauceda, Jerry Solis, Joe Adam Hernandez and Jayce Hernandez.
Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel