Mr. Saenz was born April 12, 1929, in Kenedy to Manuel Saenz and Faustina Lopez Saenz. He owned and operated Saenz Western Wear for the past 63 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Michael Burton Saenz.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Alicia Ortiz Saenz of Beeville; a daughter, Gloria (Hector) Maldonado of Beeville; a son, Johnny (Kathy) Saenz of Beeville; granddaughters, Shari (Michael) Newman Crum, Terri (Don) McArthur, Crystal Schultz and Colleene Saenz; two great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Monday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Treviño Funeral Home and resumed at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A rosary was recited there at 7 o’clock that evening.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Gonzales officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Don McArthur, Ray Munoz, Noe Rendon, Joe Salinas, Jimmy Hunt and Ernie Ramon.
Honorary pallbearer was Joey Salinas.
Treviño Funeral Home