Feliciano "Shorty" Vega Sr.

October 20, 1943July 22, 2021

Feliciano "Shorty" R. Vega Sr., age 77, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away July 22, 2021. He was born in Monterrey, Mexico on October 20, 1943. Feliciano graduated from Roy Miller High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He later married Velinda C. Vega on March 10, 2000.

Feliciano worked as a Senior Process Technician for Citgo Petroleum Corporation. He was a proud member of the American Legion Post 364 for many years. He had a passion for fishing and spending time with his beloved family.

Feliciano leaves his loving memories to his children; Feliciano (Tesla) Vega Jr., Mary Jane (Alex) Gonzales, Elizabeth (Aaron) Odom, and Amanda V. (Gerald) Vige; his grandchildren, Feliciano Vega III, Veronica Barahona, Mario Olivarez, Makenzi Odom, Cristian Vega, Thomas Medrano, Victoria Gonzalez, Andrew Smithwick, Jocelyn Vige, Valarie Vige, and Jude B. Odom; and his siblings, Jose Vega, Librada Gutierrez, Natividad Vega, Raul Vega, Pedro Vega, Evangelina Moncevais, and Cornelio Vega.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Memory Gardens Funeral Chapel. A Holy Rosary will be recited the same night at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (540 Hiawatha St. Corpus Christi, TX) on Saturday, July 31, 2021 with Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.


  • Feliciano Vega Jr. (Tesla), Son
  • Mary Jane Gonzales (Alex), Daughter
  • Elizabeth Odom (Aaron), Daughter
  • Amanda V. Vige (Gerald), Daughter
  • Feliciano Vega III, Grandchild
  • Veronica Barahona, Grandchild
  • Mario Olivarez, Grandchild
  • Makenzi Odom, Grandchild
  • Cristian Vega, Grandchild
  • Thomas Medrano, Grandchild
  • Victoria Gonzalez, Grandchild
  • Andrew Smithwick, Grandchild
  • Jocelyn Vige, Grandchild
  • Valarie Vige, Grandchild
  • Jude B. Odom, Grandchild
  • Jose Vega, Brother
  • Librada Gutierrez, Sister
  • Natividad Vega, Sister
  • Raul Vega, Brother
  • Pedro Vega, Brother
  • Evangelina Moncevais, Sister
  • Cornelio Vega, Brother


  • Public Visitation

    Friday, July 30, 2021

  • Holy Rosary

    Friday, July 30, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, July 31, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, July 31, 2021


Feliciano "Shorty" Vega Sr.

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Mary Jane Gonzales

August 2, 2021

Gone, but not forgotten! We know you will be rejoicing with excellent health. We love you Daddy ❤️

Julian and Anna Cardiel

July 30, 2021

Shorty and my husband worked together many many years at Citgo Refinery. He was a very dear friend that called my husband every other week to keep in touch after retirement. He was a sweetheart. We went to couple of trips together when Velinda was alive also. We will miss you dear friend. Enjoy life up in heaven with no pain and lots love and laughter.

Maria Gloria Flores

July 27, 2021

Chano, you were a sweet and dear friend. I enjoyed hearing you talking about your family and how proud you were of your son and your trips to Houston. I will forever cherish my pink Buckee's koozie you gave me!! May you rest in peace friend!!! Will miss dearly!!Sincerely your friends Richard & Gloria Flores!! 🙏🙏✝️✝️❤