Harlingen - Jacob Israel Flores, 28 of Harlingen, TX passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Jacob enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, BBQ'ing and spending quality time with family and friends. He was a dedicated and avid football fanatic that supported and cheered his beloved Denver Broncos. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Juan Manuel Martinez. He is survived by his father Israel (Dora) Flores; his mother Gloria (Antonio) Hernandez; his sister Kamryn Evyette Flores; his half brothers Ricardo Gutierrez and Antonio Hernandez, Jr.; his paternal grandparents Delia and Evaristo Flores, Sr.; his maternal grandmother Gloria Gannon; uncles Ismael (Lisa) Flores, Leroy (Veronica) Flores and EJ (Natalie) Flores; his God father Albert Flores; his feline companion Socks; numerous cousins, other relatives and a host of friends. Visitation will be held in the Rudy Garza Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 2:00 pm-9:00 pm with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at St. Helens Catholic Church in Rio Hondo. Burial will follow at Ashland Memorial Park. Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Albert Flores, Lino Perez, Mike Tovar, EJ Flores, Michael Salazar and Shawn Gonzalez.
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