Mr. Alaniz was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Alice to Gorgonio and Sixta Chaves Alanis. He worked for numerous employers in the oil field industry for more than 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Aniseta Mendiola Alaniz; his parents; and numerous brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Roberto Alaniz Jr. of Robstown and Roel Alaniz of Skidmore; four daughters, Rosalinda (Frank) Medina of San Antonio, Gloria Alaniz of Sinton, and Sylvia and Lucy Alaniz, both of Skidmore; a stepson Frutoso Mendiola of Palestine; two brothers, Billy Alaniz of Alice and Antonio Alaniz of Orange Grove; two sisters, Maria Alaniz of Alice and Agapita Alaniz of Orange Grove; 13 grandchildren, John David Alaniz of Kingsville; Diana Lisa Alaniz, Robert Alaniz, III, Joey Alaniz, Rebecca Lopez and Elizabeth Medina, all of San Antonio, Robert Jaimes of Round Rock, Ruth P. Jaimes of Corpus Christi, Isaac Jaimes of Austin, Juan Daniel DeLeon, Jacob Railsback, Kevin Allen Jr. and Roel Alaniz Jr., all of Skidmore; and 12 great-grandchildren.
All services will be private.
Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton.