OBITUARIO

Lee M. Rivera

22 mayo , 194717 agosto , 2020
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Lee M. Rivera, 73, of Port Lavaca passed away August 17, 2020 in Cedar Park. He was born May 22, 1947 in Robstown, TX to Guadalupe Rodriguez Rivera and Mary Guadalupe Minjares Rivera. Lee was a Calhoun High School graduate and proudly served in the US Marine Corp where he fought in the Battle of Hue as an 81st mortarman during the Vietnam war. Lee was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Houston-Victoria. He enjoyed a career in instrumentation at the local plants before co-founding Dolphin Instruments in Corpus Christi. He then worked for Testingeer in Port Lavaca working frequently overseas in Cabinda, Angola. “Mr. Lee”, as known by many, was a successful business owner for over 50 years from the popular Wildfire and Margaritaville to his current venture, LMR Bar and Billiards. He had been a proud member of the Billiard Congress of America for 30 years where he held the position of Director frequently. Lee was elected as City Council member in 2004 in District 3 and retired the position in 2017. During his time in office, he helped pass ordinances such as banning smoking and extending drinking hours to 2 a.m. in Port Lavaca. He is survived by his children: Robert J. Rivera, Monica L. Rivera, Byanka L. Rosa (Chon), and Joshua R. Rivera (Jennifer); step-son, Cody J. Miller (Lisa); brothers, Joe M. Rivera (Mary), Richard Rivera, Albert C. Rivera (Martha), and Javier C. Rivera (Leslie); grandchildren, Cheyanne B. Lucio, Christopher L. Mungia, Joseph Rivera, Dylan Rivera, Amanda V. Rivera, Shawn P. Mungia, and Cienna Rosa; and great-granddaughters Sophia Eigsti and Bay Lucio. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert M. Rivera. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary to begin at 7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Monday, August 24, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church with Father James officiating. Burial will follow in Port Lavaca cemetery with Military Honors under the auspices of the Calhoun County Veterans Joint Honor Guard. Pallbearers are Matius D. Rivera, Jacob R. Rivera, Xavier O. Rivera, Christopher L. Mungia, Dylan Rivera, Joseph Rivera, Elijah J. Rivera, Shawn P. Mungia. Honorary pallbearers are Joe A. Rivera, Guadalupe Rivera, Guadalupe A. Rivera, Alex J. Rivera, Lee Bargas, and Jakob Bargas Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILIA

  • Guadalupe Rodriguez Rivera, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Guadalupe Minjares Rivera, Mother (deceased)
  • Robert J. Rivera, Son
  • Monica L. Rivera, Daughter
  • Byanka L. Rosa (Chon), Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Joshua R. Rivera (Jennifer), Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Cody J. Miller (Lisa), Step-Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Robert M. Rivera, Brother (deceased)
  • Joe M. Rivera (Mary), Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Richard Rivera, Brother
  • Albert C. Rivera (Martha), Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Javier C. Rivera (Leslie), Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Cheyanne B. Lucio, Grandchild
  • Christopher L. Mungia, Grandchild
  • Joseph Rivera, Grandchild
  • Dylan Rivera, Grandchild
  • Amanda V. Rivera, Grandchild
  • Shawn P. Mungia, Grandchild
  • Cienna Rosa, Grandchild
  • Sophia Eigsti, Great-Granddaugther
  • Bay Lucio, Great-Granddaugther

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  • PORTADORES

  • Matius D. Rivera
  • Jacob R. Rivera
  • Xavier O. Rivera
  • Christopher L. Mungia
  • Dylan Rivera
  • Joseph Rivera
  • Elijah J. Rivera
  • Shawn P. Mungia
  • Joe A. Rivera, Honorary
  • Guadalupe Rivera, Honorary
  • Guadalupe A. Rivera, Honorary
  • Alex J. Rivera, Honorary
  • Lee Bargas, Honorary
  • Jakob Bargas, Honorary

Servicios

  • Visitation

    domingo, 23 agosto , 2020

  • Rosary

    domingo, 23 agosto , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    lunes, 24 agosto , 2020

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Jim Whitfield

24 agosto , 2020

I am sorry for your loss of Lee. He was probably the most gracious pool player to play the game. I totally respected him in all that he did. We will see him again someday, just not yet. Godspeed your new journey Lee.

Patricia Trevino-Gonzales

22 agosto , 2020

A great and true friend to all who knew him. A great asset to the community, and a forward thinker. You will be dearly missed! Favorite memory, Mardi Gras 2020

Melissa Flores Salinas

20 agosto , 2020

Sending my deepest condolences to my Rivera Family. Uncle Lee was the sweetest person ever. He will be missed by so many. Sending prayers your way. 😢🙏 God Bless You All. Uncle Lee loves his Sandcrabs.,🏈

Patricia Benitez

19 agosto , 2020

My deepest condolences to Monica, RJ and byanka, I am lost for words that we lost an awesome man, May Lee rest in heaven where there is no sickness and now walks the street of gold, gone but never forgotten,

Love you monnie , RJ and byanka

Aunt pat and uncle victor
North carolina

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