Mission - Lucio S. Guerra, Jr., age 83, passed to a new life and entered eternal rest with the Lord on June 23, 2019 at Mission Regional Medical Center. He was born on November 8, 1935 in Rio Grande City, to Lucio S. Guerra, Sr., and Severina Lopez Guerra. Lucio attended Rio Grande City High School and was a member of the band and FFA. He met the love of his life, Margarita R. Guerra while they were in junior high school. After graduating they married on October 25, 1958 at Immaculate Conception Church of Rio Grande City. They began their lives in Mission and had 3 children. Lucio was a carpenter, taught by his father, and built the family's home in Mission where they still reside. After serving his Active Duty Tour both abroad and state side, he returned home. Lucio later joined the US Army Reserve as a member of the 961st S&S Company in McAllen, Texas where he served for 10 years, later transferring to the Army National Guard in Mission,TX where he retired with the rank of Sgt. 1st class (E7) with 20 years of combined service. Lucio was an officer and Post Commander of CWV Post 1065 in Mission for two terms. He was a Troop Leader involved with Boy Scout Troop 83 which was affiliated with St. John of the Fields Catholic Church. Lucio also became a fire fighter and served as Fire Marshall, Code Enforcement Officer and Inspector for the City of Mission Fire Department. He retired after 30 years of service to the City of Mission. He is preceded in death by his parents: Lucio and Severina Guerra and a brother: Victor Manuel Guerra.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 61 years: Margarita R. Guerra and his three children: Martha Nydia Guerra, Javier Joel Guerra, and Maria Leticia Guerra; two grandsons: Benjamin Isaac Guerra and Jacob Elijah Guerra. He also leaves behind a daughter-in-law: Irene Martinez Guerra; his siblings: Elma G. Fonseca (Victor), Joe F. Guerra, and Cristina G. Bourbois (Joe); along with many nephews, nieces, and cousins. Lucio will continue to be remembered for his uncanny ability to tell a joke appropriate to whatever the situation called for...he will surely be making the angels laugh in heaven.
A very heartfelt thanks to Dr. Luis Arango and Dr. Carlos Pimentel.
A gathering of family and friends will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Rivera Funeral Home, LLC of Mission from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the recital of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Interment with full military honors will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission at 11:00 AM. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rivera Funeral Home, LLC of Mission.