Feliciano De Leon, age 87, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018. He was born on June 09, 1930 to Jose Angel and Marta Flores De Leon in San Benito, Texas. He was raised in Pharr, Texas. He graduated from P.S.J.A. High School in 1948. He served in the United States Regular Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.
Feliciano was married to his wife, Rosa, on November 28, 1954. They remained married for 63 years until his death. He retired from Washington National Insurance and worked post retirement at Cinema Six Theater until 1998. Feliciano was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He enjoyed traveling to visit family, camping, BBQing, working outdoors and watching Dallas Cowboy games and U.T. Longhorns/A&M rivalry games. He will always be remembered for his love of reading the newspaper over a hot cup of coffee and his pan dulce, his sense of humor, love of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and ending his evenings enjoying a cup of hot tea with Rosa, the love of his life.
Feliciano is preceded in death by his father, Jose Angel De Leon, his mother, Marta Flores De Leon, his brother, Erasmo De Leon.
Feliciano is survived by his wife, Rosa Margarita De Leon, his daughters, Rosalinda Ussery (Steve), Criselda Finkbeiner (Ray), Leticia Villarreal (Jesse), Judith Gutierrez (Alonso), Sandra De Leon and his sons, Jose Oscar De Leon (Dalia), Feliciano De Leon, Jr. (Ruth), Ricardo De Leon (Bonnie), Rafael De Leon (Beverly); 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Gloria Palacios (Mike), Merardo De Leon (Maria), Jacinta Vega and Eva Cancino (Tony).
A Visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.
Having the distinguished honor to be pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jaime Villarreal, Jr., Carlos Villarreal, Jerry Ussery, Michael De Leon, Marcos De Leon, Eric Gutierrez and Nicholas De Leon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary De Leon, Matthew De Leon and Armando Botello, III.