His 21 year U.S. Army career included five tours of duty in Vietnam and earned him numerous medals, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Joe Brionez, of Beeville, Texas.
He leaves behind a loving sister and brother, Maria Elena (Tom) Hale of Pasadena, Texas, and Candido (Theone) Brionez, Jr., of Opelika, Alabama; one niece, Hollie Hale of Pasadena, Texas; two nephews, Eric (Kristen) Brionez of Florence, Kentucky, and Paul (Deena) Brionez; as well as several step-children and step-grandchildren.
He was laid to rest with full Military Honors.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.nebfh.com.