Mr. Mendoza was born March 4, 1925, in Beeville to Gregorio and Antonia (Pena) Mendoza. He married Eloisa Gomez in Bee County on July 5, 1967, and was an oil field maintenance worker. He was a Catholic and enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Elida Mendez Salinas.
Survivors include his wife, Eloisa Gomez Mendoza of Beeville; a daughter, Mandy Mendoza (John) Palmer of Houston; four grandchildren, Sandra Salinas, Falyn Rincon, Stephanie Salinas Valdez and Patrick Rincon; three sisters, Sara Chapa, Teresa Segovia and Maria Elena Arciba; and one brother, Jose Luis Mendoza.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday with Rev. Eddie Garcia officiating. Burial followed in Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Edward Chapa, George Arciba, Joe Mendoza, Jose Valdez, Richard Segovia, and Johnathan Rangel.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church.