OBITUARY

David Candelaria

September 5, 1955January 31, 2021
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David Candelaria, 65, of LaPorte, Texas passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021. He was born in Edinburg, Texas on September 5, 1955 to Florencia (Galvan) and Rodolfo Candelaria. He was married to Odilia Candelaria for 27 years. David graduated from Lee College with an Associate’s Degree of Science in Technology. After graduating from college, he went on to work for Enterprise Products in Mont Belvieu, Texas for over 20 years as an operator.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. David enjoyed traveling. He will be remembered for making those who knew him smile.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Rodolfo and Florencia Candelaria; brothers Rudy Candelaria and Romeo Candelaria; first wife Linda Sue (Melendez) Candelaria.

He is survived by his wife Odilia Candelaria; daughters, Selena Fernandez, Amanda Valdez; son, Gabe Barrera; grandchildren, Kristin, Isaiah, Angel, Abigail, Bella, Kaylee, Christopher, Kylie; great-grandchild, Sophia; brother, Rey Candelaria; sister, Yolanda Aranda; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Services are under the direction of Earthman Baytown Funeral Home, Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a Rosary service beginning at 7:00 pm, at Earthman Baytown Funeral Home. 3919 Garth Rd. Baytown, Texas 77521. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 10:00 am. Immediately following the burial will be take place a Memory Gardens Cemetery 8624 Garth Rd. Baytown, Texas 77521.

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  • Chris Fernandez, Active Pallbearer
  • Juan Rodriguez, Active Pallbearer
  • Angel Rodriguez, Active Pallbearer
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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 5, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Friday, February 5, 2021

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Mary Anne Bernard

February 9, 2021

I knew David through is first wife, Linda. We worked at Citizens Bank together in the '80's. I remember David as being a kind and gentle man, and Selena was just a little girl. I'm so sorry for your loss. God rest his soul and give comfort to your family.

David Bourbois

February 4, 2021

I was so deeply saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. I am so very sorry. David was such a wonderful man, with great wit and charm, and a smile that could light up a room. He was truly one-in-a-million. David was one of my dearest friends and will be sorely missed. You have my very deepest sympathy.

Loretta Voelker

February 4, 2021

David I can remember so many times when you would make us all laugh at the kitchen table . You would always look forward to firing up that grill to prepare dinner for us! I remember the joy you and Linda had when Y’all were blessed with Selena ! You will be missed by so many of your family and friends who’s lives you touched ! Sweet brother in law may you Rest In Peace.

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Loretta Voelker

Carlos Alaniz

February 4, 2021

Having grown up in Mission he was a good friend of mine. We went to the same church, El Mesias. And sang in the Christian Youth Choir of El Mesias. We were Mission Eagles and sang in high school choir. He moved to Baytown and I lost track of him. You have now moved on to your heavenly home my friend. Fly to Jesus!
Charlie Alaniz

Darlene Salinas

February 4, 2021

I remember when you married my cousin Linda Sue Melendez. She was so much in love with you. We welcomed you to our family and we will miss you. You were always so funny making us laugh. Say hi to your brother Romeo for me. I miss him so much. Until we meet again David you will be missed.

Sheryl Contreras

February 2, 2021

Rudy has said at least once a day since David’s passing “what a good kid he was”. A sweet soul, a dear person, who left behind the most precious family. David was always there when you needed him. We remember him driving many hours to deliver Rudy home to Austin after he was stranded in Houston, no problem. We’ve actually never heard David complain about anything. He was always trying to make people feel comfortable and happy. Rest in the arms of the Lord dear brother, until we meet again!

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