Silverio A. Alcala, age 88, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Pauline Gauna and Connie Palacios.
Holy Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery with the Nolan County Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Silverio was born on June 20, 1923 in Melvin, Texas to Miguel and Vicenta (Arrendo) Alcala. He married Francisca Carrillo in San Angelo, Texas. He worked for U.S. Gypsum for 33 years before retiring and also worked in TV repairs for 54 years. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
He is survived by two sons, Noah Alcala and wife Eunice of New Braunfels, Texas and Robert Alcala of Austin, Texas; three daughters, Christina Duran of Midland, Texas, Maggie Gabaldon of Sweetwater, Texas and Eliza Ornelas and husband Carlos of Odessa, Texas; son-in-law, Gregory Munoz of Sweetwater, Texas; daughter-in-law, Ydalia Alcala of Sweetwater, Texas; three sisters, Yolanda Mendoza of Mineral Wells, Texas; Maria Aguirre and Dina Alcala, both of San Angelo, Texas; one brother, Henry Alcala of Luling, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Francisca Alcala; two sons, Jacob Alcala and Steven Alcala; one daughter, Emma Munoz; brothers and sisters, Antonio, Manuela, Gloria, Pete, Beto, Jose and Chano.
Pallbearers will be Richard Duran, David Alcala, Ernest Munoz, Steven Alcala, Jr., Carlos Ornelas, Jr. and Richard Stacy Galaz.