Daniel "Light" Rivera, age 61, passed away in Rankin, Texas on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.
A Rosary will be recited on both Tuesday, February 26, 2019 and Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Miller Family Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Colorado City, Texas, with Father Michael Udegbunam and Father Anthony Franco, officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home at Mitchell County Cemetery, Colorado City, Texas.
Mr. Rivera was born on August 21st, 1957 in Loraine, Texas to Jose de la Luz and Gregoria Rivera. He married Grace Hinojosa on June 22, 1984 in Colorado City, Texas. He worked in the oilfield, coached Little League, loved his family and the Dallas Cowboys. He loved to play pool, horseshoes, riding his motorcycle and playing with his grandkids. He loved supporting all of his family, in all sporting events.
He is survived by
Wife, Grace Rivera, Rankin, TX
2 Sons, Daniel "Lil Light" Rivera, Rankin, TX and Ryan Daniel Rivera and wife Priscilla, San Antonio, TX
2 Daughters, Adria Marie Rivera, Richardson, TX and Graciella Danielle Rivera, Rankin, TX
8 Grandchildren, Jayde Brook Rivera and Kayson James Rivera, Rankin, TX, Lilyana, Aaliyah and Katalina Rivera, San Antonio, TX and Mateo and Charlie Tarwater and Logan Jones, Richardson, TX
Mother, Gregoria (Franco) Rivera, Colorado City, TX
4 Brothers, Joe Rivera and wife Emily, San Antonio, TX, Sebastian David Rivera and wife Yolanda, Snyder, TX, Samuel Rivera and wife Margaret, Colorado City, TX and Jaime Rivera and wife Ashlea, Corpus Christi, TX
9 Sisters, Sylvia Mendoza and husband Jimmy, Colorado City, TX, Ginny Rivera and husband Freddie, Colorado City, TX, Angie LeClere, San Angelo, TX, Delia Rivera and husband Felipe, Colorado City, TX, Audy Martinez and husband Raymond, Colorado City, TX, Gloria Rivera, Colorado City, TX, Melisa Garcia and husband Sam, Abilene, TX, Beatrice Monroe and husband Mark, Colorado City, TX and Barbara Filoteo and husband Chris, Edinburg, TX
He was preceded in death by Father, Jose de la Luz Rivera.
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