Thomas Vega, 84, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at his home in Rockdale.
Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Jan. 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale with Rev. Pedro Castillo officiating. Burial followed at F.A. Hernandez Cemetery in Cameron.
Rosary was recited during visitation on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.
Mr. Vega was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Burlington to Reynaldo and Jesusa (Munoz) Vega.
He married Mary Varela at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale.
Mr. Vega was owner and operator of A&V Plumbing until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale.
Mr. Vega was a family man, enjoyed being a full time grandpa, playing Bingo and traveling to casinos in Louisiana and Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reynaldo Vega and Jesusa Munoz; five brothers, Ruben Vega, Joe Vega, Rey Vega, Arthur Vega and Manuel Munoz; two sisters, Juana Martinez and Silvina Valdez; two stepsons, Edward Alvarado and Michael Alvarado; a grandson, Joe Vega Jr.; and two granddaughters, Mercedes Curtis and Amber Alvarado.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Vega of Rockdale; six daughters, Diana Johnson and Mary Alvarado, both of Cameron, Susan Pantaleon and husband Guillermo, Veronica Vega and Lydia Varela, all of Rockdale, Margie Rangel and husband Nehemias of Westphalia; three sons, Eleno Alvarado and wife Erlinda of Belton, John Alvarado and wife Judy of Houston, Raymond Alvarado of Cameron; two sisters, Enedina Montez and husband Arthur, and Maggie Munoz, all of Cameron; two brothers, Robert Vega and Richard Vega, both of Cameron; and a sister-in-law, Sally Vega of Cameron; also, 44 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Isaiah Alvarez, Cade Pantaleon, Michael Salazar, Patrick Vega, Daniel Alvarado, Ricky Mendoza, Mark Alvarado and Michael Alvarado.
Honorary pallbearers were Jonathon Morgan, Paul Alvarado, Edward Alvarado Jr., Mario Castilleja, Ricardo Castilleja, Raymond Alvarado Jr., Ricky Alvarado, Chris Alvarado, Julian Borgas, Thad Smith, Patrick Varela, John Alvarado Jr. and Chris Alvarado.