Mr. David Pena Mendoza, 86, of Beeville, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 19, 2020.
He was born on October 24, 1933, in Goliad, Texas, to Paulino Mendoza and Ernestina Pena. He proudly served in the United States Army, retired after 36 years with the United States Postal Service, was a member of the following organizations: Knights of Columbus, V.F.W., St. James Cursillistas, umpire and coach for the Beeville Little League.
Mr. Mendoza is survived by his children, Margaret J. (Tony) Salinas of San Marcos, Texas, David Lee (Cindy) Mendoza of Kenedy, Texas, and Kenneth Ray (Linda) Mendoza of Normanna, Texas; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-children.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Aguirre Mendoza; daughter, Mary Jane Mendoza; and grandson, Juan Gabriel Salinas.
Visitation was held at 5:00pm until 8:00pm on Friday, October 23, 2020, at St. James Catholic Church with the recitation of the holy rosary following at 7:00pm.
Mr. Mendoza lay in repose at 9:00am at St. James Catholic Church with the funeral Mass celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday, October 24, 2020, with Father Jacob officiating. Interment followed at Beeville Memorial Park with full military honors.
Pallbearers were Fred Garcia, Anthony Salinas, Santos Mendoza, David Joseph Martinez, Richard Lee Mendoza and Sammy Farias.
Honorary pallbearers were his lifelong friend Mr. Manuel Farias, Mr. Adam D. Trevino and Deacon Juan Vasquez.
Treviño Funeral Home