OBITUARY

Juan C. Olvera Sr.

June 10, 1950July 17, 2021
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Juan C. Olvera Sr., loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 17, 2021. He was 71 years old.

Juan was born on June 10, 1950 in Corpus Christi, Texas to father, Nicolas V. Olvera and mother, Juanita C. Olvera.

He worked the majority of his life as a truck driver until he retired from Martini Brick Company in 2004. He was affectionately known as Lawbreaker by fellow truck drivers and even some law enforcement officers. He loved telling stories of his travels throughout the State of Texas and especially when he had the opportunity to fly to Colorado to bring back a truck to Texas.

You could often find him outside working on his yard or on the house. Or maybe sitting at his desk listening to his music. He loved his family and his dog Bruce.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Edelia Olvera; his children, Alma Olvera Merchant (Robert), Juan Olvera Jr. (Lupita), and Richard Olvera. His grandsons, Juan David Olvera (Shelby), and Joel Olvera; great-granddaughter, Aviannah Jhene Olvera. He is also survived by his sisters, Esther Reyes (Joe), Yolanda Vasquez, and Olivia Ritchie (Wayne); half-sister, Minnie Navarro; brother, Nicolas Olvera Jr. and half-brother, Jesus Navarro; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Nicolas V. Olvera Sr. and Juanita C. Olvera; sisters, Carmen Olvera, Olga Olvera and half-sister, Cecilia Russell.

A visitation for Juan will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 8:30 AM at Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415. Holy rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM, with funeral service to follow at 10:00 AM.

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

  • FAMILY

  • Edelia Olvera, Spouse
  • Alma Olvera Merchant (Robert), Daughter
  • Juan Olvera Jr. (Lupita), Son
  • Richard Olvera, Son
  • Juan David Olvera (Shelby), Grandson
  • Joel Olvera, Grandson
  • Aviannah Jhene Olvera, Great Granddaughter
  • Esther Reyes (Joe), Sister
  • Yolanda Vasquez, Sister
  • Olivia Ritchie (Wayne), Sister
  • Minnie Navarro, Half-sister
  • Nicolas Olvera Jr., Brother
  • Jesus Navarro, Half-brother
  • Nicolas V. Olvera Sr. and Juanita C. Olvera, Parents (deceased)
  • Carmen Olvera, Sister (deceased)
  • Olga Olvera, Sister (deceased)
  • Cecilia Russell, Half-sister (deceased)
  • Mr. Olvera also leaves many nieces, nephews, and cousins to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

  • Holy Rosary

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

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Marsha BROWNING

July 22, 2021

Juan, you were one of the kindest men I have ever known—always willing to lend a hand if someone was in need. As a husband and father, you set a wonderful example for your children and grandchildren to follow. No matter what project Delia and I dreamed up, you were always there with a smile to bring us through to the end. You always seemed to know how to make it happen and you generously shared that knowledge with your children. You will be dearly missed my dear friend, but I am confident that you earned your wings.

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