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Gilbert Alvarez Villarreal

March 23, 1933 April 26, 2020
Gilbert Alvarez Villarreal
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Abilene Funeral Home, Inc
3349 N. 12th St.
Abilene, TX 79603
Phone: 325-672-7400 Fax: 325-672-7449
businessad.abilenefuneral@yahoo.com

Gilbert Alvarez Villarreal
Abilene, TX

Gilbert Alvarez Villarreal was called to heaven in the early hours of Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 87 years old. He was reunited with the love of his life.
Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020 at St. Francis Catholic Church with Reverend FR Isidore Ochiabuto officiating. Burial will follow at Texas State Veterans Cemetery At Abilene, directed by Abilene Funeral Home.

Mr. Villarreal was born March 23, 1933, in Abilene, Texas to Santiago and Delfina Villarreal.

Survivors include his daughters Mary Rangel and her husband the late Chris Rangel, Elizabeth Villarreal, Cynthia Bernal, Kristina Esparza and husband Eric and Melissa Monrroy; all of Abilene, TX.
Sons Gilbert Villarreal of Abilene, Michael Villarreal and wife Karen of Las Vegas, Nevada and one brother, Frank Villarreal of Abilene, TX.
Sisters in law Lydia Hernandez of Dallas, Rosita Garcia of Abilene and brother in law Zeke Benitez of Abilene. Thirty grandchildren, fifty-six great-grandchildren and ten great- great grandchildren.

Mr. Villarreal was preceded in death by his wife Frances Villarreal, father Santiago Villarreal, mother Delfina Villarreal, son John Villarreal, sister Maria Cerda and a great - great granddaughter Avery Nicole Guerra.

Gilbert loved being around his family and being part of the many, many family gatherings. He also loved fishing and working on cars. Gilbert enjoyed many nights at various fields watching his grand-kids play, especially at
Northern Little League.

Gilbert had a heart of gold and loved everyone. He knew no stranger.
Blood or not, once he met you, you were family. He will be missed by so many. The structure he enlisted in us all will be carried and cherished for many years to come.
The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. will a rosary being said at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday April 29, 2020 at Northwest Church of Christ, 1141 N. Willis Street.





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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

29

Apr

6:00 PM 4/29/2020 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/29/2020 8:00:00 PM
Northwest Church of Christ

1141 N. Willis Street
Abilene, TX 79603

Northwest Church of Christ
1141 N. Willis Street Abilene 79603 TX
United States

Rosary

Wednesday

29

Apr

6:30 PM 4/29/2020 6:30:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/29/2020 7:00:00 PM
Northwest Church of Christ

1141 N. Willis Street
Abilene, TX 79603

Northwest Church of Christ
1141 N. Willis Street Abilene 79603 TX
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

30

Apr

11:30 AM 4/30/2020 11:30:00 AM
St. Francis Catholic Church

826 Cottonwood St.
Abilene, TX 79601

St. Francis Catholic Church
826 Cottonwood St. Abilene 79601 TX

Interment

Thursday

30

Apr

2:00 PM 4/30/2020 2:00:00 PM
Texas State Veterans Cemetery At Abilene

7457 W. Lake Rd
Abilene, TX 79601

Texas State Veterans Cemetery At Abilene
7457 W. Lake Rd Abilene 79601 TX
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