Mr. Cruces was born on June 22, 1991, in Beeville to Margarito Cruces and Maria Juarez Cruces. He worked as a roustabout.
Survivors include his mother, Maria Puerto of Pettus; father, Margarito Cruces of Mexico; two brothers, Margarito Cruces of Pettus and Antonio Cruces of Beeville; three sisters, Angelica Rencurel of Beeville, Gabriela Cruces and Marivel Cruces, both of Pettus; and maternal grandmother, Antonia Campos of Mexico.
Visitation was held from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pettus with Father Luke Thirunelliparambil officiating. Interment followed at Pettus Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tony Cruces, Marcos Rosales, Margarito Cruces, Lloyd Fernandez, Quintin Rencurel, Josh Graham, Aaron Escamilla and Ulises Juarez.
Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel