Mr. Cardenas was born Oct. 15, 1960, in Beeville to Gilberto T. and Juanita (Jasso) Cardenas. He was a 1980 graduate of A.C. Jones High School and played varsity football. He was employed by Wal-Mart.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Sylvia Cardenas and Janie Cardenas.
Survivors include seven siblings, Nieves Cardenas and Martin Cardenas, both of Grand Prairie, Olga Cardenas of Madison, Wis. and Candy Aguirre, Juan Cardenas, Santiago “Jimmy” Cardenas and Martha Cardenas, all of Beeville.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Treviño Funeral Home.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Friday morning, Nov. 4, at 10 o’clock at St. James Catholic Church with Father Pasala officiating. Burial followed at Ross Cemetery off FM 888.
Pallbearers were Ruben Cuellar Jr., Mark Anthony Cuellar, John Aguirre, Juan Cardenas Jr., Gilbert Valdez and Cirildo Garza III.
Honorary pallbearers were Francisco “Pancho” Cardenas, Nicolas Saenz, E.J. Bryan and Patricia Bryan.
Treviño Funeral Home