Ruben Vela Sr., 76, of Edinburg, Texas died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in McAllen, Texas.
He was born Jan. 1, 1938.
He is survived by one sister, Mary Garza; one brother, Geronamo Vela; six daughters, Maggie Castro, Victoria Tovar, Lupe Castro, Gracie Montelongo, Cyndi Medina and Eliza Vela; two sons, Ruben Vela Jr. and Aaron Vela.
A memorial service will be held Monday, April 28, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside.
Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in care of arrangements.