Mr. Serna was born June 30, 1937, in El Oso to Auerlio Serna and Louisa Gonzales Serna. He married Anita Rocha on Aug. 28, 1963, in Three Rivers and was a farmer and rancher.
Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Anita Serna; a daughter, Betty (Felix) Casanova; three sons, Bobby (Alejandra) Serna, Ricky Serna and Fernando (Maria) Serna Jr.; a sister, Felecita Serna; two brothers, Isaac, Seferino and Dionicio Serna; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Maria Villanueva and his brother, Elifonso Serna.
Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 28, in Eckols Funeral Home Chapel in Kenedy. A rosary was recited there at 7 o’clock that evening.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Pawnee. Interment followed in the Nell Cemetery, Nell.
Eckols Funeral Home, Inc.