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Sylvestre G. "Beto" Hernandez

March 16, 1928 ~ June 4, 2018 (age 90)

Sylvestre G. “Beto” Hernandez, age 90 of Nursery passed away Monday, June 4, 2018. He was born March 16, 1928 in McFaddin, Texas to the late Pedro Hernandez and Graviela Garza Hernandez. Sylvestre proudly served in the Air Force for 3 years as a Staff Sergeant where he was stationed in Germany. Sylvestre worked at Brown Express for 8 years as a driver, 15 years as a ranch foreman, and as a construction/rigger for 20 years. He was a wonderful, God loving, hard working, honest and respectable husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to tell jokes and never knew a stranger. He always left all with a smile. Sylvestre had a love for hunting, friends and drinking Pearl Beer. He is survived by his loving wife for 67 years, Rebecca Hernandez of Nursery; daughters, Linda (Ben) Hernandez of Victoria, Marti (John) Ramos of Victoria, Grace (Ronnie) Pereida of Nursery and Mary Dolores (Fred) Rodriguez of Freeport; son, Joe B. Hernandez of Nursery; sisters, Mary Villafranca of Nursery, Ofelia Hoelter of Austin and Minnie (Nick) Camarillo of Budha; brothers, Bartolo Hernandez of Victoria and Henry (Eva) Hernandez of San Angelo. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lupita Garcia and Olivia Juarez; brothers, Jose Hernandez, Lencho Hernandez and Pete Hernandez. Visitation will begin Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5 – 9pm with a rosary to be recited at 7pm at Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Victoria. Visitation will resume Friday, June 8, 2018 from 9 – 11am at the funeral home. Visitation will continue at 1pm at Holy Family Church with a funeral mass to be celebrated at 2pm. Burial to follow at Guadalupe Cemetery with full military honors under the auspice of Victoria County Veterans Council AL, CWV, VFW, DAV, MCL, MOWW, EX-POW, MOPH, WS, KWV. Pallbearers will be Phillip Hernandez, Beno Hernandez, John F. Ramos, Severo Ramos, Gabriel Ramos, Fernando Rodriguez, Joe S. Hernandez and Sylvestre Hernandez III. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joe B. Hernandez, Ronnie Pereida, John Ramos, Ben Hernandez, Fred Rodriguez, Izak Longoria, Blake Buzzell and Joseph Martinez. Under the direction of Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Victoria, 361-575-3212.

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