John V. "Big John" Puente
John V. "Big John" Puente, 72, of Kenedy, died on March 27, 2011. He born to Arnulfo and Saragoza (Vasquez) Puente on July 12, 1938 in Kenedy, TX. Big John was formerly employed by HEB and a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Guadalupe and Valentin Puente. Mr. Puente is survived by his former wife, Elisa S. Lopez of Poth; daughter, Lisa Puente Vazquez of Poth; son, Johnny (Susan) Puente of San Antonio; sisters, Maria Elizondo of Kenedy, Fannie Lopez of Beeville and Tila Solis of Kenedy; brothers, Martin Puente of Kenedy, Alfonzo Puente of Karnes City and Gilbert Puente of Kenedy; and 6 grandchildren. A Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Eckols Chapel at 7:00pm. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 11:00am at Eckols Chapel with the Rev. Bennie Herrera officiating. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy. Serving as pallbearers will be: Johnny Puente, Rick Puente, Michael Solis, Rene Solis, Danny Puente and Ruben Alvear. Honorary pallbearers will be: Kelly Elizondo, Juanito Vazquez, Alfonso Rangel and Martin Puente, Jr.