He was born to Julian Colunga and Francisca Rangel on September 5, 1927 in Live Oak County. He was married to Petrolina Reyna in George West on June 23, 1974. He lived in George West where he had been a ranch laborer and a member of St. George Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Julian, Amadeo, Juan, Adolfo Colunga and sisters, Margarita Colunga and Catarina Rodriguez.
He is survived by his wife, Petrolina, one son, Felipe Reyna Colunga of Beeville; three sisters, Leonor (Juan) Paiz of George West; Paula Cantu of George West; Seferina (Juan) Paiz of Lubbock; two brothers, Trinidad Colunga of George West; Torivo (Eva) Colunga of George West and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral was Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. at the George West Cemetery with Deacon Cris Luna officiating. Burial will be in the George West Cemetery.