OBITUARY

Samuel Quintanilla

1 December, 19364 February, 2021
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On February 4, 2021, Sam was called home by our Lord. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 12th from 11:45-12:30pm, with rosary to begin at 12:30pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will proceed at 1pm with burial to follow at Mission Valley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Guerra, Morris Monita Jr., Adryen Soto, Jason Quintanilla, Nicholas Quintanilla, and Bobby Quintanilla Jr. Honorary pallbearer is David Cisneros.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand and Inez Rivas Quintanilla; sisters, Ella Trevino and Frances Guerra and her husband, Alfred; brothers, Fernando, Florentino, Daniel, Rudy and Rene Quintanilla; and grandchildren, Derrick Quintanilla and Matthew Cisneros.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Martinez Quintanilla; daughters, Nancy (Oscar) Cisneros and Sarah (Miguel) Capre; sons, Bobby (Cindy) Quintanilla and Jerry (Rachel) Quintanilla; sisters, Clara Rangel, Sylvia (Rick) Quintanilla, Mary Ann Trevino, Lucy (Jesse) Lerma and Janie (Rudy) Villarreal; brothers, Lorenzo (Dolores) Quintanilla and Frank (Mary) Quintanilla sister-in-law, Diane Quintanilla; brother-in-law, Daniel Trevino; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, all of whom will cherish his memory.

Sam was like a deep river – very quiet on the surface, but was philosophically deep and wise. He lived a long life and loved to tell stories about it. He had a quick wit and knew how to tell a joke. He enjoyed listening to traditional gospel music, country music and Tejano music. It was not unusual to hear him singing or whistling his favorite tunes. He had an incredible memory and it served him well until he left us.

He was a skilled carpenter who built and remodeled many homes during his career. He truly enjoyed his work and continued to craft his woodworking skills well after retirement. He designed and built many pieces of furniture for his children and extended family. He also built and donated several pieces for church raffles and auctions.

Sam was born and raised in Stockdale, TX. He was a parish member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he was also a member of the Alter Society and the Cursillo Movement in the 1960’s and beyond.

In his later years, he moved to Victoria to be closer to his two oldest children and to be near his medical doctors and medical facilities. While in Victoria he made many new friends and became a parish member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Sam was strong in his faith and spent his final hours professing God’s glory and goodness to his family.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Rosa Martinez Quintanilla, Wife
  • Ferdinand Quintanilla, Father (deceased)
  • Inez Rivas Quintanilla, Mother (deceased)
  • Nancy (Oscar) Cisneros, Daughter
  • Sarah (Miguel) Capre, Daughter
  • Bobby (Cindy) Quintanilla, Son
  • Jerry (Rachel) Quintanilla, Son
  • Ella Trevino, Sister (deceased)
  • Frances Guerra, Sister (deceased)
  • Clara Rangel, Sister
  • Sylvia Quintanilla, Sister
  • Mary Ann Trevino, Sister
  • Lucy Lerma, Sister
  • Janie Villarreal, Sister
  • Fernando Quintanilla, Brother (deceased)
  • Lorenzo Quintanilla, Brother
  • Florentino Quintanilla, Brother (deceased)
  • Daniel Quintanilla, Brother (deceased)
  • Frank Quintanilla, Brother
  • Rudy Quintanilla, Brother (deceased)
  • Rene Quintanilla, Brother (deceased)
  • Sam also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, all of whom will cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Larry Guerra, Active
  • Morris Monita Jr., Active
  • Adryen Soto, Active
  • Jason Quintanilla, Active
  • Nicholas Quintanilla, Active
  • Bobby Quintanilla Jr., Active
  • David Cisneros, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 12 February , 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, 12 February , 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, 12 February , 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, 12 February , 2021

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11 February 2021

Sam, Bobby, B.J. & Derrick Quintanilla

From the Family

Samuel Quintanilla

From the Family

Samuel & Rosa Quintanilla celebrating both their birthdays & 55 years of marriage!
Sam's birthday is December 1st.
Rosa's birthday is January 13th.
Anniversary Date is February 14th.

From the Family

Inez Quintanilla (Sam's mother) sitting in her bedroom in her home in Stockdale, Tx.

From the Family

Inez Quintanilla's Family reunion circa 1987 at the Stockdale,Tx. Park. Lt to Rt: Ella,Fernando, Lorenzo, Inez, Sam, Francis,Tino. Top: Daniel, Clara, Lucy, MaryAnn ,Frank, Rudy ,Sylvia, Janie and Rene.

From the Family

Lt. to Rt.: Bobby Sr., Danielle, Bobby Jr., Derrick, Samuel in front of Stockdale,Tx. Nursing Home visiting Grandma Inez Quintanilla.

From the Family

Sam, Bobby, B.J. & Derrick Quintanilla in front of Stockdale Nursing Home, during a visit to see Grandma Inez Quintanilla.

From the Family

Stockdale & surrounding Catholic Cursillo Retreat picture. March 1964 in Falls City,Tx. Sam is 4th from bottom left.

From the Family

Rosa Quintanilla, Nancy Cisneros, Oscar Cisneros, Samuel Quintanilla. Wedding dance at Stockdale Rodeo Grounds' Dance Hall.

From the Family

At Sarah & Mike's wedding: Lorenzo, Sam & Roland Quintanilla. Child is Patrick Nelda Q. Lopez's son & Patrick's father Frank is seated.

From the Family

Samuel Quintanilla

From the Family

Samuel & Rosa Quintanilla celebrating both their birthdays & 55 years of marriage!
Sam's birthday is December 1st.
Rosa's birthday is January 13th.
Anniversary Date is February 14th.

From the Family

Inez Quintanilla (Sam's mother) sitting in her bedroom in her home in Stockdale, Tx.

From the Family

Inez Quintanilla's Family reunion circa 1987 at the Stockdale,Tx. Park. Lt to Rt: Ella,Fernando, Lorenzo, Inez, Sam, Francis,Tino. Top: Daniel, Clara, Lucy, MaryAnn ,Frank, Rudy ,Sylvia, Janie and Rene.

From the Family

Lt. to Rt.: Bobby Sr., Danielle, Bobby Jr., Derrick, Samuel in front of Stockdale,Tx. Nursing Home visiting Grandma Inez Quintanilla.

From the Family

Sam, Bobby, B.J. & Derrick Quintanilla in front of Stockdale Nursing Home, during a visit to see Grandma Inez Quintanilla.

From the Family

Stockdale & surrounding Catholic Cursillo Retreat picture. March 1964 in Falls City,Tx. Sam is 4th from bottom left.

From the Family

Rosa Quintanilla, Nancy Cisneros, Oscar Cisneros, Samuel Quintanilla. Wedding dance at Stockdale Rodeo Grounds' Dance Hall.

From the Family

At Sarah & Mike's wedding: Lorenzo, Sam & Roland Quintanilla. Child is Patrick Nelda Q. Lopez's son & Patrick's father Frank is seated.

From the Family

Sam & Rosa Quintanilla, Nancy & Oscar Cisneros, Lupe & Jose Cisneros.

Biography

On February 4, 2021, Sam was called home by our Lord.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 12th from 11:45 - 12:30 pm, with rosary to begin at 12:30 pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will proceed at 1:00 pm with burial to follow at Mission Valley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Guerra, Morris Monita Jr., Adryen Soto, Jason Quintanilla, Nicholas Quintanilla, and Bobby Quintanilla Jr. Honorary pallbearer is David Cisneros.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand and Inez Rivas Quintanilla; sisters, Ella Trevino and Frances Guerra and her husband, Alfred; brothers, Fernando, Florentino, Daniel, Rudy and Rene Quintanilla; and grandchildren, Derrick Quintanilla and Matthew Cisneros.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Martinez Quintanilla; daughters, Nancy (Oscar) Cisneros and Sarah (Miguel) Capre; sons, Bobby (Cindy) Quintanilla and Jerry (Rachel) Quintanilla; sisters, Clara Rangel, Sylvia (Rick) Quintanilla, Mary Ann Trevino, Lucy (Jesse) Lerma and Janie (Rudy) Villarreal; brothers, Lorenzo (Dolores) Quintanilla and Frank (Mary) Quintanilla; sister-in-law, Diane Quintanilla; brother-in-law, Daniel Trevino; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, all of whom will cherish his memory.

Sam was like a deep river – very quiet on the surface, but was philosophically deep and wise. He lived a long life and loved to tell stories about it. He had a quick wit and knew how to tell a joke. He enjoyed listening to traditional gospel music, country music and Tejano music. It was not unusual to hear him singing or whistling his favorite tunes. He had an incredible memory and it served him well until he left us.

He was a skilled carpenter who built and remodeled many homes during his career. He truly enjoyed his work and continued to craft his woodworking skills well after retirement. He designed and built many pieces of furniture for his children and extended family. He also built and donated several pieces for church raffles and auctions.

Sam was born and raised in Stockdale, Texas. He was a parish member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he was also a member of the Alter Society and the Cursillo Movement in the 1960’s and beyond.

In his later years, he moved to Victoria to be closer to his two oldest children and to be near his medical doctors and medical facilities. While in Victoria he made many new friends and became a parish member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Sam was strong in his faith and spent his final hours professing God’s glory and goodness to his family.