Margarito Hernandez, born June 10, 1942 in Poteet, to Rosalio Hernandez and Josefa Ceballos Hernandez, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the age of 77 years.

Mr Hernandez was preceded in death by his parents, Rosalio Hernandez and Josefa Ceballos Hernandez; sister, Teresa Martinez and step daughter, Rosemary Martinez.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Alaniz Hernandez; brother, Steve Hernandez; sisters, Eppi Llamas and Jovita Gomez-Cruz; sons, Margarito Hernandez Jr., and Larry Hernandez; daughters, Jo Ann Hernandez Martinez and Margie Hernandez; companion, Raquel Gallegos; step-sons, Sammy Gallegos, Angelo Gallegos and Lee Gallegos; step-daughters, Jo Ann Perez, Mary Ann Flores and Rita Gallegos; 29 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Hernandez had a calm and quiet character. He was a friendly and helpful person, he would gladly give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He was very crafty with his hands and a carpenter by trade. One of his favorite pastimes was to watch sports. He will greatly be missed by all whose lives he touched.

Visitation was Sunday, September 8, at 4 p.m. at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet, followed by a rosary service at 7 p.m. Funeral service was held Monday, September 9 at 9 a.m. at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church. Burial followed at First Memorial Park Cemetery.

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