RIO GRANDE CITY / WAXAHACHIE,TX. - RENE ROLANDO LARA, 72 DIED ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022 AT BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE HOSPITAL IN WAXAHACHIE, TX. SANCHEZ FUNERAL HOME OF RIO GRANDE CITY WILL BE IN CHARGE OF HIS FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.
Rene Rolando Lara Sr, 72, of Ennis, Tx went to be with the Lord on Saturday January 22, 2022, in Waxahachie Tx at Baylor Scott and White Hospital. He was born in Rio Grande City, Texas on August 27, 1949, to his Mom Leonarda Lara. He graduated from Rio Grande City High School in 1969. He worked odd jobs from the age of 8 as a shoe shiner and in the fields with family. He moved to North Texas in 1969 where he worked in construction briefly. He started working at Owens Corning Fiberglass in Waxahachie, Tx from 1969 till his retirement in 2014. He was employed there for 45 years. He met and married the love of his life, Helen Mendoza in 1974. They were married on August 3rd, 1974. They have two children together, Rene and Angela, and a son they raised as their own, Michael. He was a hardworking man that provided for his family. He was a man with a serious and quiet demeanor but once you knew him, he loved to joke around. He devoted his life to his wife, children, and grandchildren. He loved football; his favorite team was The Washington Redskins. He also developed a love for softball and took his daughter anywhere she needed to play and followed his granddaughters to their games till the end.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Leonarda Lara, brother, Rogelio Lara, nephew, David Rios, and a brother-in-Law, Desiderio Rios Jr.
Rene is survived by his wife of 47 years Helen M. Lara, his 3 children, son, Rene Rolando Lara Jr, daughter Angela Denise Vega with her husband Jose Alfredo Vega Jr, son Michael Anthony Mendoza Jr and his significant other Casandra Ross, his sister, Zulema Rios, his grandchildren, Natalie Laurae Vega, Bethany Brooke Vega, Ryan Andrew Vega, Elijah Jose Vega, Jordan Josia Mendoza, Mia Marie Mendoza, and Bella Celeste Mendoza, nieces, Diana Garza and husband Salomon, and Linda Canales and husband Alex and 5 great nephews and 1 great niece. He is also survived by a sister-in-law’s, Hope Alvarado and Mary Vasquez, brother-in-law, Michael Mendoza Sr, and nephew Charles Rene Ochoa and niece Vanesa Ann Mendoza.
Pallbearers will be Charles Rene Ochoa, David Desiderio Garza, Chris Alan Garza, Bryan Lee Garza, Alex Michael Canales, and Carlos Desiderio Canales
Honorary Pallbearers: Ryan Andrew Vega and Elijah Jose Vega