He was preceded in death by his brothers, Reymundo and Benjamin Alcala and Baldemar Chapa; and his sister, Ernestina Chapa; and his loving wife, Maria Sustaita Chapa (marriage of 59 wonderful years).
Vicente enjoyed cooking, spending quality time with his loving family and his God-given grandchildren and working on his tractor were some of the things that he enjoyed in life.
He is survived by one son, Fernando Chapa (Anna) of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Gilbert Chapa of Oklahoma and Eustacio Chapa of Victoria, Texas; one sister, Isabel Longoria of Corpus Christi, Texas; two grandchildren, Mario and Clarissa Chapa of Houston, Texas.
Visitation was held on Thursday, January 20, 2011, from 3:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. with a rosary held that evening at 7:00 p.m. at Treviño Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, January 21, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Pasala officiating. Burial followed at the Beeville Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Arnold Hernandez, Armando Gonzales, Javier Perez, Alfredo Maldonado, Tomas Perez and Greg Valdez.
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