Felix Reyna Jr.
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Felix Reyna Jr.
Felix Reyna Jr.
Memorial services for Felix Reyna Jr., 72 of Harker Heights, were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral.

Felix Reyna Jr. was born in Beeville, Texas, November 27, 1941, to Felix Reyna and Maria Grace Guevara Reyna. He was the second of 5 surviving children and named by the eldest son, Ramiro (8).  

Felix was a fun loving and hardworking youth. He graduated from A.C. Jones High School, while working several jobs to help his family. As an accomplished musician, he won several awards in his youth for singing and he played guitar, sax, and trumpet. He was frequently found singing for the nuns at the convent. In high school, he was a member of the Mighty Trojan Band and the lead trumpet player for the Eddie Torres Orchestra. While attending Del Mar College, he enlisted for the United States Army to support our country. He served as an x-ray technician at Brooks Army Hospital in San Antonio during the Vietnam War.  On the passing of his father, Felix retired from the military and dedicated his life to caring for his mother and sisters and their families. While living in Beeville, he worked as a store manager at the Taft Food Craft store and at H.E.B., retiring after 15 years.  He spent the last 17 years in Harker Heights, Texas to be closer to his sisters. Never content to be idle, he returned to work. This time for Walmart in Killeen and Harker Heights. He worked in the Produce Department and finally retired after 14 years.

Although, he never married nor had children, his loving heart and friendliness touched all who knew him.  His dedication to family was paramount. He truly believed success is defined by hard work and generosity to family and friends.

Survivors include his sister Maria Onfalia Reyna Barrientes of Harker Heights, the nieces he helped raise (de Oralia) Grace Smith of Killeen and Patricia Smith of Las Cruces NM and, nephews (de Onfalia) Herb and Gabriel Barrientes of Pflugerville, and their families.   He was preceded in death by parents Felix Reyna and Maria Grace Guevara Reyna, brothers Ramiro Reyna (8) and Ramiro Reyna (43), and sister Maria Oralia Reyna Vasquez (71).
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