Mercedes, TX - Raul Rivera, 85, passed away at his residence in Mercedes, TX on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents: Graciano and Dora Rivera and 4 sisters; Hortencia Rivera Hernandez, Eloisa Rivera, Noemi Rivera Garcia, Benita Rivera Silva. Surviving him is his spouse: Celia Rivera; 2 sons: Raul Rivera, Jr. of Mercedes, Luis Alberto Rivera of San Benito; 2 daughters; Mirtha R. Fuentes, Maribel Rivera both of Mercedes, 1 brother: Mizael Rivera of Control Tamps, MX and 1 sister; Zoyla Hernandez of Houston, TX. Also surviving him are 7 grandchildren: Raul Rivera III, Elizabeth Rivera, Edgar Rivera, Alfonso Fuentes III, Luis Amir Rivera, Richard A. Madrigal, Humberto R. (Ralphie) and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation will begin Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm with prayer service at 7:00 pm at the funeral home chapel. Chapel Service will be on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at 10:00 am at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco under the direction of Garcia & Trevino Funeral Home of Mercedes, TX.
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