He was preceded in death by his wife, Josie, a daughter, Carmelita Cadena and a son, Freddie Diaz. He is survived by three daughters, Theresa (Victor) Bazan of Three Rivers, Mary (Romeo) Gonzales of Alice and Pam (Stan) Cheatham of Kingsville, 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Visitation was held Friday, Oct. 27 from 2-5 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Alice. Burial followed at Alice Cemetery.