He is survived by five brothers; Arnold (Jessica) Carranco of Beeville, Texas, Lawrence Carranco of San Antonio, Texas, Michael, Manuel and Lucas Carranco, all of Beeville, Texas; two sisters, Sandra Carranco and Joyce (Greg) Gallow, both of San Antonio, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Alex graduated from A.C. Jones High School in 1980, and attended South West College in San Marcos, Texas, and studied Journalism. He enjoyed the music of Kiss and enjoyed sharing their music with his brothers and sisters and all his friends. Alex was very kind, humble and had a heart that would make everyone smile. His greatest gift was serving his loving God, helping his church and serving as lector and altar boy until the age of 18. Alex also helped the Holy Name Society during baseball season and by being a bat boy to help his Christian baseball team. Alex was a very gentle man, who was given a heart of gold and shared his Christian faith with all who would listen. He enjoyed spending quality time with his friends and enjoyed skateboarding, playing baseball and football. He will be missed by all. Alex is now with his loving God looking upon us and is keeping us safe by protecting and guiding us in the direction of God’s Law.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. at Trevino Funeral Home Chapel. A Holy Rosary was recited that evening at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Family received friends that evening from 5:30 till 9:00 p.m. at the church.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at OLV. Burial followed at Our Lady of Victory Cemetery #2.
Pallbearers were Arnold, Lawrence, Michael, Manuel, Lucas and Aaron Carranco. Honorary pallbearers were Rene Gonzalez, David Perez, Ricky Bernal, Freddy Ortiz, Robert Styers, Celestino Zambrano and Assistant Chief of the Texas Rangers Hank Whitman.