Juan "John" "Curly" Herrera

May 26, 1921March 24, 2018

Juan John “Curly” Herrera, 96, of Gonzales, Texas passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Texan Nursing & Rehab in Gonzales, Texas.

Funeral Mass is under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at10:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas with Father Paul Raaz officiating. Interment will follow at Saint James Catholic Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Buffington Funeral Home with Deacon John Klapuch officiating.

Juan was born on May 26, 1921 in Gonzales, Texas. He was the son of Jose and Martina (Lera) Herrera. He married Josephine Gonzales on November 15, 1941 in Gonzales, Texas. When he was younger, Juan liked to play pool and watch sports on TV. He was a Dallas Cowboys fan and he enjoyed watching them play on TV. As he got older, and retired, he would go walking for exercise. Juan worked for the Gonzales Courthouse and Kasper Wireworks for many years.

Juan is survived by his wife; Josephine Herrera of Gonzales, Texas, two sons; Rudy Herrera and his wife, Maria of Gonzales, Texas, Roland Herrera and his wife, Andrea of Austin, Texas, three daughters; Dora Rosales and her husband, Miguel of Austin, Texas, Janie Ortiz and her husband, Isaac of Austin, Texas, Josie Aguilar and her husband, Victor of Corpus Christi, Texas, twenty eight grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Juan was preceded in death by his parents; Jose and Martina Herrera, two sons; Joe Herrera, John Herrera, Jr., one grandson; Joe Herrera, Jr., two sisters; Theodora Navarro, and Bertha Herrera.

Pallbearers for Mr. Herrera will be; Eric Herrera, Rudy Joseph Herrera, Lawrence Ortiz, Michael Rosales, Frankie Herrera, Roland Herrera, Jr.

To join the family in celebrating Curly’s life and to offer words of comfort, please go to:


  • Jose "Joe" Herrera, Father
  • Martina Lira, Mother
  • Josephine Gonzales Herrera, Wife

  • Eric Herrera
  • Lawrence Ortiz
  • Michael Rosales
  • Frankie Herrera
  • Roland Herrera, Jr.
  • Isacc Anthony Ortiz



  • Visitation Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 29, 2018


  • Interment

Juan "John" "Curly" Herrera

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