Mr. Mata was born Nov. 11, 1958, to Nick and Mary Aleman Mata. He was employed by Suniga Plumbing.
Survivors include his parents; common-law-wife, Hilda Higdon of Beeville; one son, Carlos Mata Jr. of Austin; two daughters, Geneva Mata of Austin and Roxanna Gomez Alvarez of Beeville; one step-daughter, Lisa Higdon of Beeville; two brothers, Luis (Maria) Mata of Beeville and Ricardo Mata of Abilene; and nine grandchildren.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Treviño Funeral Home.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Treviño Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed at Our Lady of Victory #2.
Pallbearers were Luis Mata, Rito Salas, Fernando Soria, Daniel Alvarez, Abel Suniga and Richard Mata Jr.
Treviño Funeral Home