He was born Jan, 30, 1927, to Epifanio Sr. and Antonia Escamilla Villarreal. He married Estella Treviño on Feb. 15, 1953, in Pawnee. He was a farmer, rancher and truck driver, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Pawnee.
Mr. Villarreal was preceded in death by his parents, Epifanio Sr. and Antonia Villarreal; three sisters, Hortencia Chapa, Olga Leal and Minerva Mires; and one brother, Epifanio Villarreal Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Estella Treviño Villarreal of El Oso; two daughters, Blanca (Albert) DeLeon and Tessie (Bill) Doblar, both of George West; six sons, Joe G. (Dana) Villarreal Jr. of Callallen, Armando Villarreal of Premont; Javier Villarreal, Jimmy (Diane) Villarreal and Albert (Margot) Villarreal, all of El Oso, and Epifanio (Raquel) Villarreal III of Pawnee; one sister, Oralia (Lauro) Gonzales of Pawnee; one brother, Dr. Roberto (Norma) Villarreal of Floresville; and 17 grandchildren.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Eckols Chapel in Kenedy, with Father Mariusz Lazarek officiating.
The funeral service was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Pawnee, with Father Romeo Salinas, Father Paschal Bergin and Father Stanislaw Marciniak officiating. Burial followed at De Ntra. Sra. De Guadalupe Cemetery in Pawnee.
Pallbearers were Joe G. Villarreal Jr., Armando Villarreal, Javier Villarreal, Jimmy Villarreal, Albert Villarreal, Epifanio Villarreal III, Albert DeLeon and Bill Doblar.
Eckols Funeral Home, Kenedy