We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home
BROWNSVILLE, TX. - Reynaldo Herrera, affectionately known as Rey, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, the 14th of August 2022 in the comfort of his Brownsville residence surrounded by his loving family. He was eighty-one years of age.
Rey was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 10, 1941, son of the late Felix and Virginia Alvarado Herrera. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served both actively and in the Naval Reserve for twenty years until his retirement. While in the reserve, Rey advanced his education and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas. He then went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pan American University in Edinburg, Texas.
Rey worked in finance with the Brownsville Independent School District for approximately twenty-five years. Upon his retirement with the BISD in 1997, he went on to work for the Brownsville Teacher’s Credit Union for the following ten years.
A devout Catholic, Rey was an avid parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he participated in the food bank and numerous church functions. True to his faith, Rey was patient, humble, and always maintained a positive attitude towards life. Through his kindness, he was charitable towards others, always placing himself second to anybody in need. Rey enjoyed spending time with his family whom he loved so dearly.
In his spare time, Rey was involved with the Serra Club, Lions Club, and was a past member of the American Legion. Some of his other pastimes included watering his yard, watching sports, and traveling the world.
Preceding Rey in death was his wife, Gloria Herrera; his parents, Felix and Virginia A. Herrera; and his brothers Felix Herrera, Roger Herrera (Viola), and Jesse Herrera (Ana +).
Survivors include his wife, Maria Luisa C. Herrera; his daughters Corina H. Campos (Jorge), Anna Herrera (Marco Hinojosa), and Clarisa Farrar (David); step-daughters Laura Martinez (Ruben Franco), Carmen M. Delchambre (Michael), and Mary Lily Martinez; his grandchildren Gabriella Saaverdra, Allison Saaverdra, Alyna Gloria Castillo, Julia Farrar, Elizabeth Farrar, Ava Farrar, and Katherine Farrar; and his siblings Robert Herrera (Candy), Gilbert Herrera, Manuel Herrera (Dolores), and Estella Elizalde; in addition to numerous extended family members.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, the 19th of August 2022 between the hours of twelve noon and four o’clock in the afternoon within the East Chapel of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home.
Visiting hours will resume at five o’clock in the afternoon at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1914 Barnard Road, Brownsville, with the recitation of the holy rosary to begin at seven o’clock Friday evening within the church.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ten o'clock in the morning on Saturday, the 20th of August 2022 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment with military honors will then follow, via an escorted procession, at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4464 Old Port Isabel Road, Brownsville.
Honored to serve as his pallbearers are Michael Delchambre, Ruben Franco, Charles Torres, David Farrar, Marco Hinojosa, and Jorge Campos.
Honorary pallbearers are the Brownsville Nite Lions and Alfonso Maldonado.
Memories of Rey may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com.
Personalized funeral arrangements directed by Steven R. Hieu Bailey and Staff have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.