OBITUARY

Major (Retired) Guillermo "Willie" Antonio Renteria

February 10, 1952April 12, 2018
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Major (Retired) Guillermo “Willie” Antonio Renteria, age 66, went to be with our Lord on April 12, 2018 in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. Guillermo was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico on February 10, 1952. He served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army for 20 years (1974-1994) and also as the JROTC Senior Army Instructor at his alma mater, Thomas Jefferson High School, from 1996-2015. As the JROTC Instructor, he was extremely proud of having helped bring home 14 Superintendent Titles, 11 which were consecutive ( 1997-2007). A true Silver Fox, he was named All-Jefferson Boy (1970), Jefferson High School Outstanding Ex (2002-2003), and Jefferson High School Teacher of the Year (2003-2004). He is survived by his wife Leonor Renteria; his children Melissa A, David (Melissa I), and Mark (Stephanie); his grandchildren Alexander, Addison, Audrey, and Aidan; his siblings Connie, Juan, Patricia, Javier, Christina, and Pedro. He was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Consuelo Renteria, his brother Sergio, and his nephew Juanito. Special Thanks to Sandra and Richard Rios and family, Dora and Melinda Aguilera, Patsy and Ramon Amparan Jr, and the El Paso Hospice for making our father’s last days as comfortable as possible. Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Central on April 16, from 5-9pm, Vigil begins at 7pm. Funeral mass will be at Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church (4700 Delta Dr.) on April 17 at 12pm. His final resting place will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. “Once a Fox, Always a Fox!”

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife Leonor Renteria; his children Melissa A, David (Melissa I), and Mark (Stephanie); his grandchildren Alexander, Addison, Audrey, and Aidan; his siblings Connie, Juan, Patricia, Javier, Christina, and Pedro. He was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Consuelo Renteria, his brother Sergio, and his nephew Juanito.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Vigil Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Major (Retired) Guillermo "Willie" Antonio Renteria

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Maria M Flores

July 26, 2018

My sincere condolences to Mrs. Leonor Renteria and her family.

I have good memories of the years when Major (Retired) Willie Renteria was an administrator at EPCC. He was my supervisor at the "Student Leadership and Community Development Dept."
He was always a role model and had a smile on his face.

Mrs. Renteria's cheerful and energetic personality made them a great couple.

May Major Renteria rest in peace.
May God be with his family.


Respectfully,

Maria M. Flores
(previously Maria M. Evans).

D/FW

Major (Ret) Ismael Mike Lopez

June 17, 2018

I had the pleasure and honor of knowing "Willie" and serving with him in US Army! We went through tough times and assignments! He was a true patriot, excellent leader, and stalwart soldier.

The world would not be the same without his love, devotion, and sacrifice to his family, nation, and our country.

Sir, thank you for your sevice!

Patricia Biever

May 15, 2018

I was able to go back to Jefferson and actually work with Major Renteria while working under Junior Achievement. Major allowed me to work with his cadets who volunteered to teach worthy programs to young people. It was good to be back at my Alma mater and have the chance to work with him . Thank you Major Renteria for the memories. My sincere condolences to the family. Know that your loved one is in the best hands.....God's.

Matthew Contreras

April 16, 2018

Matthew Contreras

April 16, 2018

Christy Contreras

April 16, 2018

Naomi Renteria- Velez

April 15, 2018

Naomi Renteria-Velez

April 15, 2018

Love you Uncle!

Naomi Renteria-Velez

April 15, 2018

Missing you so much uncle! From your One Day Cadet!

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Major (Retired) Guillermo “Willie” Antonio Renteria, age 66, went to be with our Lord on April 12, 2018 in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. Guillermo was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico on February 10, 1952. He served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army for 20 years (1974-1994) and also as the JROTC Senior Army Instructor at his alma mater, Thomas Jefferson High School, from 1996-2015. As the JROTC Instructor, he was extremely proud of having helped bring home 14 Superintendent Titles, 11 which were consecutive ( 1997-2007). A true Silver Fox, he was named All-Jefferson Boy (1970), Jefferson High School Outstanding Ex (2002-2003), and Jefferson High School Teacher of the Year (2003-2004).
He is survived by his wife Leonor Renteria; his children Melissa A, David (Melissa I), and Mark (Stephanie); his grandchildren Alexander, Addison, Audrey, and Aidan; his siblings Connie, Juan, Patricia, Javier, Christina, and Pedro. He was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Consuelo Renteria, his brother Sergio, and his nephew Juanito.
Special Thanks to Sandra and Richard Rios and family, Dora and Melinda Aguilera, Patsy and Ramon Amparan Jr, and the El Paso Hospice for making our father’s last days as comfortable as possible.
Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home Central on April 16, from 5-9pm, Vigil begins at 7pm. Funeral mass will be at Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church (4700 Delta Dr.) on April 17 at 12pm. His final resting place will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
“Once a Fox, Always a Fox!”