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Juan Avila

March 21, 1922 — March 3, 2022

Juan Avila, 99 years old of Houston, TX, passed away March 3, 2022 in Houston, TX. He was born on March 21, 1922 in a small village outside of Mina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to the late Francisco and Alberta Gonzales Avila. He was a member of the Iglesia Bautista Memorial in Waelder, TX and attended Misión Hispana of The Met in Houston, TX. Juan is survived by his sons Manuel Avila of Waco, Robert Avila Sr. and wife Irene of Rockdale, and Benito Avila of Austin, daughters Estella Thurmond of Austin, Domitila Vigil and husband Louis of San Antonio, Ester Avila of Houston, Guadalupe Avila of Houston, Rebecca Jamo and husband Bob of Chappaqua, NY, Linda Avila and husband David Ramirez of San Antonio, brothers Raimundo Avila of Seguin, sister Felipa Avila Elizondo of Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, grandchildren Melissa Luna, Teresa Moran, Raquel Santos, Robert Avila, Jr., Priscilla Avila-Barcak, Michael Thurmond, Kelly Thurmond, Travis Torres, Connie Torres, Lucas Ramirez, Alexandra Arguijo,16 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Antonia D. Avila of 75 years, son Patricio Avila, three brothers, and 4 sisters. Acting as pallbearers are Manuel Avila, Robert Avila, Benito Avila, Louis Vigil, Bob Jamo, Michael Thurmond, Travis Torres, and Lucas Ramirez. Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. with funeral services following at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia, TX with Reverend Juan Ruiz officiating. Burial will follow at the Iglesia Bautista Cemetery in Waelder, TX. The family wishes to express special thanks to Diana Iglesias who was Juan's care provider and friend. Also to the members of Iglesia Bautista Memorial of Waelder, TX and Misión Hispana of The Met in Houston, TX, for all their prayers and support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Iglesia Bautista Memorial In Memory of Juan Avila, PO Box 337, Waelder, TX 78959. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the Avila family at Family requests that all in attendance please wear face coverings while at the Chapel Service. Smith Funeral Home - 128 East 5th Street, Flatonia, Tx. 78941 Phone #361-865-3311
FAMILY Antonia D. Avila Wife (deceased) Francisco Avila Father (deceased) Alberta Gonzales Avila Mother (deceased) Manuel Avila Son Robert Avila Sr. (Irene) Son Benito Avila Son Patricio Avila Son (deceased) Estella Thurmond Daughter Domitila Vigil (Louis) Daughter Ester Avila Daughter Guadalupe Avila Daughter Rebecca Jamo (Bob) Daughter Linda Avila (David Ramirez) Daughter Raimundo Avila Brother Three Brothers (deceased) Felipa Avila Elizondo Sister Four Sisters (deceased) Melissa Luna Grandchild Teresa Moran Grandchild Raquel Santos Grandchild Robert Avila Jr. Grandchild Priscilla Avila-Barcak Grandchild Michael Thurmond Grandchild Kelly Thurmond Grandchild Travis Torres Grandchild Connie Torres Grandchild Lucas Ramirez Grandchild Alexandra Arguijo Grandchild Sixteen Great Grandchildren Ten Great-Great Grandchildren
Visitation Saturday, March 12, 2022

Celebration of Life Saturday, March 12, 2022

Burial Saturday, March 12, 2022

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