Gilberto Villarreal

February 4, 1932 — December 16, 2021

Gilberto Villarreal

Gilberto Villarreal was born in La Grulla, Texas on February 4, 1932 to Patricia and Ernesto Villareal. He was called by the Lord on December 16, 2021, passing peacefully in his sleep with his son and daughter-in-law by his side at Amara Hospice in Edinburg, Texas.

Private First Class (T) Soldier - Gilberto Villarreal - proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He served in the Korean War with the United States Army Reserve Artillery Class receiving the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. After 22 years working for the Federal Government, he retired from the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission - the United States and Mexico.

Gilberto is preceded in death by his loving wife, Belsa G. Villareal who passed away only a few months before him. He is also preceded in death by his siblings Balbina Regalado, Ernesto Villarreal and Ela Lopez. He leaves behind two children - Gilberto J. Villarreal (Norma) & Diana Martinez (Silvestre), five grandchildren; Leslie, Emily, Bryan, Michelle, and Brianna. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren; Juliet, Landon, Khloe, & Abriella as well 4 siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Gilberto Villareal was a great man who dearly loved the Lord, his family, and his country. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him and will live on forever in our memories and hearts.

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Sunday, December 26, 2021

1:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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Monday, December 27, 2021

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Monday, December 27, 2021

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery

2520 Inspiration Rd, Mission, TX 78572

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