Mr. Ortiz was born Jan. 16, 1946, in Gregory to Wenceslada (Gill) and Miguel Ortiz Sr..
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jesse Ortiz and Miguel Ortiz Jr.; a sister, Ofelia Garcia; and a grandson, Elijah David Segovia.
Survivors include his wife, Janie Silva Ortiz; two sons, Richard Ortiz Jr. of Houston and Luis Emilio Ortiz of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Christina (Israel) Segovia of Beeville and Jessica Ortiz of Gregory; two brothers, Alvaro (Belia) Ortiz Sr. of Gregory and Luis (Yolanda) Ortiz of Houston; three sisters, Angelita (Fred) Flores, Socorro Ortiz and Terry Ortiz, all of Gregory; five grandchildren, Jenna Alexis Adams, Elizabeth Segovia, Sarah Segovia, Nathaniel Segovia and Zechariah Segovia; adopted children, Rosie Gomez, Orie Rossell, Connie Barrera, Gabino Barrera, Gabriel Barrera and Victor Martinez; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 16, from noon to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gregory. Interment will follow at Gregory Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass.