OBITUARY

Alfred Navarro Sr.

March 27, 1947July 8, 2019
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Services for Alfred Navarro, Sr., 72, of Lufkin, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Deacon Gary Trevino officiating. Interment will follow in the Whitehouse Cemetery.

Alfred was born March 27, 1947 in McAllen, Texas, the son of the late Gloria (Rios) and Antonio Navarro. He passed away Monday, July 8, 2019 in a local hospital.

Alfred was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines from 1966 to 1969 and was the proud recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Rifle Marksmanship Badge.

Alfred was retired from Lufkin Industries as a foreman following 35 years of employment. He served as Commander in Chief at the VFW for more than 10 years, performing community services and helping with fundraising, the carnivals, dances, bingo games and much more. He enjoyed fishing, going to Ellen Trout Zoo, crossword puzzles and keeping up with news on FOX, CNN and C-SPAN. Alfred was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ludin Navarro of Lufkin; sons, Alfred Navarro Jr. and wife Cynthia of Lufkin, J. C. Navarro and wife Rayla; Eric Navarro and wife Ana of Lufkin, and Alfred Navarro, Jr. of McAllen; daughters, Leslie (Navarro) Staats and husband Brent of Fort Worth, Maria Guadalupe “Lupita” (Navarro) and husband Eloy Paz Garcia of Edinburg, Idaho, Leticia (Navarro) Garcia and husband Carlos of Edinburg, Gina Navarro of Pharr and Daisy Navarro of McAllen/Kingsburg, California; grandchildren, Rebecca L. Navarro, Natalie D. Navarro, Valerie Navarro, Ethan R. Navarro, Jose Sarmiento, Logan Navarro, Nathaniel Navarro, Adan K. Navarro, Esabella R. Navarro, Finn H. Navarro, Leah E. Garcia, Carlos Garcia Jr., Roberto Ramirez III, Gabriel A. Sandoval, Christina R. Gunn, Jason M. Gunn, Aisha S. Navarro, Anpherny A. Navarro, and Ava L. Navarro along with several great-children, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Felix Ayla, Alfred Navarro, Jr., J. C. Navarro, Eric Navarro, Brent M. Staats, Alex Tellez, Carlos Garcia and Sem Trejo.

Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Navarro, Ethan R. Navarro and Adan K. Navarro.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Ludin Navarro, Wife
  • Alfred Navarro Jr. and wife Cynthia, Son
  • J. C. Navarro and wife Rayla, Son
  • Eric Navarro and wife Ana, Son
  • Alfred Navarro Jr., Son
  • Leslie (Navarro) Staats and husband Brent, Daughter
  • Maria Guadalupe "Lupita" (Navarro) and husband Eloy Paz Garcia, Daughter
  • Leticia (Navarro) Garcia and husband Carlos, Daughter
  • Gina Navarro, Daughter
  • Daisy Navarro, Daughter
  • Alfred was also survived by his grandchildren, Rebecca L. Navarro, Natalie D. Navarro, Valerie Navarro, Ethan R. Navarro, Jose Sarmiento, Logan Navarro, Nathaniel Navarro, Adan K. Navarro, Esabella R. Navarro, Finn H. Navarro, Leah E. Garcia, Carlos Garcia Jr., Roberto Ramirez III, Gabriel A. Sandoval, Christina R. Gunn, Jason M. Gunn, Aisha S. Navarro, Anpherny A. Navarro, and Ava L. Navarro along with several great-children, nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Gloria (Rios) and Antonio Navarro.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Felix Ayla, Active
  • Alfred Navarro, Jr., Active
  • J. C. Navarro, Active
  • Eric Navarro, Active
  • Brent M. Staats, Active
  • Alex Tellez, Active
  • Carlos Garcia, Active
  • Sem Trejo
  • Logan Navarro, Honorary
  • Ethan R. Navarro, Honorary
  • Adan K. Navarro

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

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Caralen Lee Holley

July 14, 2019

I used to babysit Eric and Leslie for Mr and Mrs Navarro in the 80’s. I am Caralen...I lived across the street at 103 Finley St back then and had one son myself. Mr. Navarro and Ludin were very nice neighbors. I still have the pictures of Eric and Leslie Navarro at 3 years old. Thank you Mr Navarro for your military service and for being a great family man! RIP. Sincerely, Caralen and my mother Ethelrine. Remember her green Monte Carl and I drove my friend red Corvette. God. Bless you all ! You guys dad and husband is looking down on you all smiling! lcaralen@yahoo.com . On Facebook : Caralen Lee Holley

Dwayne Miller

July 11, 2019

My deepest condolences are extended to Alfred Navarro's family. He and I worked together for the Pharr Police Department, Texas in the early 1970s. It was the time period where the City of Pharr went through some very difficult events. Alfred served with great pride and always performed his police duties with great courage. He also had a great sense of humor and loved performing his practical jokes.

May the Lord welcome Alfred and always watch over and protect his family.

Respectfully, Lt. Dwayne Miller - Retired, McAllen PD

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