Romeo "Rick" Villarreal

Saturday, March 23rd, 1963 - Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
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Romeo "Rick" Villarreal, 56, went home to the Lord Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Harlingen Medical Center.
Born in Edinburg, he was a lifetime resident. He enjoyed cooking and serving others. Mr. Villarreal is going to be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Mr. Villarreal is survived by his wife of 28 years, Alma Villarreal; three sons, Romeo Ricardo Villarreal, Jr., Thomas Christian Villarreal, Jack Staples; his mother, Alicia Booth (Bob) Wickman; a sister, Jo Yvonne (Tommy) Nevanen; a brother, Michael (Diana) Villarreal; many nieces, nephews, and Godchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father, Romeo M. Villarreal; his two brothers, John J. Villarreal and Joshua R. Villarreal.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., with a 6: 30 p.m. rosary today, January 16, 2020, at Memorial Funeral Home, 208 E. Canton in Edinburg. Funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2020, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in San Carlos. Interment will follow at Monte Meta Memorial Park in San Benito.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church at 8310 Highland Ave. in Edinburg, TX.
The Villarreal family joined by their loved ones would like to give special thanks to Dr. Silhy, Dr. Green, Dr. Villalobos, Dr. Levine and particularly the incredible nursing staff that attended Rick in his time of need.
Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Memorial Funeral Home - Edinburg
  • Service

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
  • Interment

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 11:00am
    Mont Meta Memorial Park


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Alma Johnston

Posted at 07:59pm
My father was a close friend to Ricky's father. I had a blast with John, Yvonne and Ricky. One special moment I remember is when Michael was born. Ricky held his little brother in is arms and said to me.. "I love him SO much...! I wish he could stay this way in my arms forever!"

Diane and Johnny Tomlinson

Posted at 09:04am
To Alicia and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for healing, and know that heaven is now even brighter with their newest angel.
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