In memory of
Gilbert Villegas NEW DEAL-Gilbert Villegas, 64, of New Deal entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, his loving family was at his side. He was born Jan. 6, 1953, in New Deal, Texas, to his late parents, Jose (Pepe) Villegas and Maxine Lopez Villegas. He graduated from New Deal High in 1972 where he played football and was voted Mr. New Deal in 1972. Gilbert was a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Villegas was known for his active involvement in community and church, Gilbert served as councilman for the City of New Deal for four years, New Deal OLQA men's club through which he gloved the boxers for the Golden Glove Association for 15 years and managed to also serve St. Patrick Catholic church Knights of Columbus organization. Friends and family are invited to pray the Rosary in his memory on Thursday, Feb. 16th, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors, 1901 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 17th 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1602 Cherry Ave, with Fr. Joseph Thanabelil officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. Gilbert will be missed by his son, Chris Villegas and wife, Corina; daughters, Marcie Gonzales and husband, Michael, and Patty Sosa and husband, Gabriel, all of New Deal. Siblings include: his only brother, Johnny Polkas Villegas and wife, Cecelia; his sisters, Lela Gonzales and husband, Joe of New Deal and Nina Alvarez and husband, Mike of San Antonio, and Martha Martinez of College Station; he also leaves behind nine grandchildren. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, Jose Pepe Villegas, (1973) Maxine Villegas (2013); and brothers, Jesse Villegas (1993) and Jose Jr. Villegas (2012)
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