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Sgt. Pedro "Pete" Villarreal, III

September 14, 1980 ~ August 25, 2021 (age 40)

Obituary

McAllen/Louisiana ~ Sgt. Pedro (Pete) Villarreal III, 40 years old born on September 14, 1980. His hometown was McAllen and he resided in Louisiana. Pedro is proceeded in death by his paternal grandmother: Lilia R. Villarreal and both maternal grandparents: Salomon and Juliana Rodriguez.

He is survived by his parents: Pedro Villarreal Jr. and Leticia R. Villarreal; grandfather: Pedro F. Villarreal; four siblings: Roxanne (Luis Prichard), Joe S. Villarreal (Maggie Villarreal), John W. Villarreal, and Michael V. Villarreal; aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.

Pedro is a McAllen High School graduate, class of 1999. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1999 - 2007. Pedro is a veteran of the Iraq War (2005). Pedro’s experience in the Marines played a very important role in his life. He often pointed out that the Marines taught him the value of discipline and commitment. Pedro also enjoyed the outdoors. 

A viewing will take place at Rivera Funeral Home in McAllen on 09/14/21 from 1-9 pm with a rosary at 7 pm.  Funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph the Worker in McAllen on 09/15/21 at 12:30 pm, with the burial immediately following at Rio Grande Valley State Veteran’s Cemetery in Mission at 2:00 pm. 

Funeral arrangements are provided by family & friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe S. Villarreal, John W. Villarreal, Michael V. Villarreal, Luis E. Prichard, Michael D. Cavazos, Rolando Gonzalez, Paul Botello Jr., Benito Mateos. and Javier L. Salazar Garza.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
September 14, 2021

1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Holy Rosary
Tuesday
September 14, 2021

7:00 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
September 15, 2021

12:30 PM
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
2315 Ithaca
McAllen, TX 78501

Interment
Wednesday
September 15, 2021

2:00 PM
Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery
2520 South Inspiration Road
Mission, TX 78572

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