Ricardo “Rick” S. Valdez age 56, of Holgate, died December 12, 2020 at the Henry County Hospital.
His Legacy… Rick was born February 23, 1964 to Merced G. and Natividad (Salinas) Valdez in Weslaco, TX. He graduated from Holgate High School/Four County Career Center in 1983. On July 10, 1995 he married Andrea Perales. Rick enjoyed trucking and working in construction. He was employed with Kokosing and was a member of Local Laborers Union 500. Rick drove heavy equipment and was the proud owner of Valdez’s Hauling. He enjoyed being humorous, snowmobiling, going to tractor pulls, and "wrenching” as well as winning at billiards.
His Family…Rick is survived by his wife Andrea; son, Ricardo “Rico” Valdez, Holgate and daughter, Veronica Valdez, New Bavaria; mother, Natividad Salinas, Holgate; his spoiled dogs, Charlie and Tucker; siblings: Delia (Daniel) Pinales, Colorado Springs, CO, Amelia Valdez, Holgate, Merced G. Valdez, Jr., Holgate, Roy Valdez, Napoleon, Ruben Valdez, Defiance, Amanda Bernal, San Antonio, TX, Armelinda Valdez, Lewisville, TX, Adelita Valdez, Ottawa and Angie (Alfredo) Guzman, Hendersonville, TN. He was preceded in death by his father Merced G. Valdez, Sr. and a brother-in-law, Daniel Bernal.
His Farewell Services…Friends will be received in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 316 Chicago Avenue, Holgate on Tuesday from 4-7:00 pm and one hour before the funeral service. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday morning, December 16, 2020 at 11:00 am with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Due to current health concerns; a mask is required, social distancing is encouraged and the number of guests will be regulated at any given time. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Contributions in Rick’s memory can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Zachrich Family Funeral Home of Holgate.
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