Rigoberto E. Reyes Bonilla
Passed away on September 13, 2018
Rigoberto “Rigo” Enrique Reyes passed away on September 13, 2018 at the age of 85.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ana Celina Reyes; children, Freddy Reyes, Ingrid Reyes Valdovino (Pedro), Emma Berenice Reyes (Ramon), Lyda Serrano (Pete), Jessie Holt (Mark) and Sharon Sachs (Damon); 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, sister Marta Martinez and many nephews and nieces.
Rigo was born on June 13, 1933 in Giradot, Colombia to Emma Maria Bonilla y Cloromiro Reyes.
Rigo started working at the young age of 14 to provide for his mother and sisters. He learned to drive trucks and became a skilled mechanic as well. In 1969 he was the first in his family to move to the United States and lived in New York where he worked many different jobs. In 1984 he settled in Katy, Texas where he successfully worked for himself as owner/operator of a Mack Truck. He worked til' the day that changed his life in July 2008 when he suffered a massive stroke during a surgical procedure. He beat all odds recovering from his stroke. He was a fighter and a survivor and lived his new normal for 10 years before he succumbed to prostate cancer.
He was very passionate about family, work, dancing, traveling and enjoyed watching soccer, boxing and telenovelas. The Reyes family would like to thank all the nurses and care takers that have helped him throughout all these years.
- Meet & Greet Sunday, September 16, 2018
- Memorial Service Sunday, September 16, 2018
- Catered Reception Sunday, September 16, 2018