Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Alex Morales, 62, of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2103 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Deacon Bill Butler will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, recited by Joe Lopez.
Morales died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Abilene Regional Hospital.
He was born July 17, 1951 in Rotan. He married Sylvia Velez in 1970 in Abilene.
Alex had lived in Lubbock and Rotan before moving to Sweetwater in 1990. He was a graduate of Rotan High School and attended McMurry University. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and was an honorary member of Santo Nombre. Alex owned and operated Casa Morales Restaurant in Sweetwater since 1990.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Morales of Sweetwater; daughter, Celina Silvas and husband Marcus of Sweetwater; special son, Luciano Reyna and wife Maria of Killeen; grandson, Marc Silvas and wife Jessica of Lubbock; brother, Robert Morales and wife Jana of Rotan; sisters, Sandra Garcia and husband Felix of Abilene, Alice Morales of Rotan, Trena Morales of Rotan and Angel Velez and husband George of Rotan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Susie Balerio Morales; his brothers, Benny and Jessie Morales; sister, Elisa Guzman; and nephew, Felix Garcia, Jr.
Pallbearers will be Joe Garcia, Michael Garcia, Josh Morales, Will Morales, Reggie Rigole, Sonny Anaya, Arthur Bentancur and Ricky Castro.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lano DeLeon, Michael "Buck" Buckner, Dennis Sherman, Lance Greenway and David Baize.
Memorials may be made to the Jessie Angel Tree Fund, SISD, 207 Musgrove Street, Sweetwater, Texas 79556.