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Boice Funeral Home

308 Pollasky Ave, Clovis, CA

OBITUARY

Rene R. Hernandez

March 18, 1940March 23, 2020
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God took Rene’s hand and went to Heaven on Monday, March 23, 2020. He was born on March 18, 1940 in his beloved state of Texas.

The oldest son of 5 siblings, he grew up working in the fields all over the northern United States with his family. In 1958 at the age of 17 he decided to join the Army, alongside Elvis Presley. In 1961, he Married the love of his life Lupe and went on to have 4 children; Cynthia, Rene Jr, Patricia and Yolanda.

His Army career lasted 30 years which included 2 tours of duties in Vietnam and serving as a Platoon Sergeant and being part of the 82nd Airborne Division. His duties consisted of being a recruiter, a drill Sergeant and an ROTC Instructor at USC and UCLA. The last years of his career were spent in the highest achievement a Command Sergeant Major. Even after Rene retired he still lived and breathed the Army every day. Rene stated one day that the biggest achievement in his life was not being a Soldier but raising his family.

He was a very well respected man who was extremely kind, generous, and friendly. His heart was always full of love and he never liked to see anyone suffer or be without anything they needed, since he experienced that in his early life.

Rene will be greatly missed but his legacy left a lasting impression on his family that will be carried on to the future generations of his 15 grandchildren and his 6 great-grandsons.

Serving as pallbearers are Paul Michael Savala, Jimmy Jesse Savala, Jesus Vejar, Ian De La Torre, George Walker, Rene R. Hernandez, Jr. and Dylan De La Torre.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.boicefuneralhome.com for the Hernandez family.

  • FAMILY

  • Lupe Hernandez, Wife
  • Cynthia De La Torre, Daughter
  • Rene R. Hernandez, Jr., Son
  • Patricia Walker, Daughter
  • Yolanda Vejar, Daughter
  • Rene also leaves 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Paul Michael Savala
  • Jimmy Jesse Savala
  • Jesus Vejar
  • Ian De La Torre
  • George Walker
  • Rene R. Hernandez, Jr.
  • Dylan De La Torre

Services

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Cindy Dela Torre

March 27, 2020

My dad was an amazing person. I will miss him dearly. A selfless person always giving and seeing to the needs of others, putting them first. Always the first one at the hospital when each of my kids was born. He really saw me like no other person. I know he is with God now and that is so comforting. Love you forever daddy.

Rene Hernandez

March 27, 2020

To the greatest man I ever knew honest hard work leader and amazing father husband and brother. My father loved his country he served 30 plus in US Army and then a another 12 USPS he was proud to be an American he loved his family and was always making sacrifices to make sure we were taken care of he affected many lives in a positive manner and was very respected by his peers dad we love u will always miss you but your legacy in cemented forever.

Rene Hernandez

March 27, 2020

To the greatest man I ever knew honest hard work leader and amazing father husband and brother. My father loved his country he served 30 plus in US Army and then a another 12 USPS he was proud to be an American he loved his family and was always making sacrifices to make sure we were taken care of he affected many lives in a positive manner and was very respected by his peers dad we love u will always miss you but your legacy in cemented forever.

jesus vejar

March 26, 2020

To my father in law Sargent major Hernandez, you will be deeply missed by your whole family. As for me I want to thank you for everything you did for me and my family I will miss the talks we would have and especially when you would come over for dinner and we would switch fox news and talk politics. You where always a man's man, there is alot of things we spoke In private and those talks and advise i will always remember, I always considered you my father especially after you stepped up when my own father died I never forgot what you told me, I'm your father now and I'm here when you need me. That day you touched my heart and I want to thank you for that. It was an honor having you as my father in law,father and grandfather till we see each other again and like you always said (alright you take care now and god bless) I love you dad.

Ruben Hernandez

March 26, 2020

From our Postal Family to yours.
Our deepest condolences.
Rene will be missed greatly. :(

YOLANDA VEJAR

March 26, 2020

Dad. my heart is truly broken into pieces right now, all I can think about is all the good times that we shared all these years. You always took the time to listen to me, advice me and comfort in times of need. You were a very special father, grandfather, husband and friend to everyone. There wasnt anyone who didnt love you or say anything good about you. They have all been sad since your passing. You had the biggest heart ever. I will miss you but I know that we will be together again one day, for now enjoy being with my grandparents and Aunts and Uncles. I love you forever

Ashley Hernandez

March 26, 2020

Ashley Hernandez

March 26, 2020

There are no words to ever describe someone like you grandpa, you were my hero as a child. It only grew into the upmost respect as a women.
I knew growing up I could always count on you to be there, no matter what.
Every Friday I waited for you to pick me up so we could eat a Big Mac and share fries.
You always worried about all of us all the time, even leading to you’re finally days. You are one of a kind and truly a beautiful soul. I miss you tremendously and thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being a great man to look up too. Until we meet again “fish lips” I love you.

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