Jon Carlo Vargas

September 17, 1975April 27, 2021

Jon Carlo Vargas, 45, of Pharr, Texas met his Creator on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at McAllen Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Jon was born September 17, 1975, in McAllen, Texas, he also resided in Dallas, Texas for several years and moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 1993. He married the love of his life, Elma F. Vargas on January 4, 1995, together they formed a beautiful family with two daughters. Jon Carlo was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. With his loving wife he was an exceptional husband, who always made sure his wife knew how important she was, reminding her daily that she was his eternal flame.

Mr. Vargas was a loving father and to his daughters he was their bestfriend. His girls couldn't have been more blessed to have a father that loved them unconditionally and supported them 100% in all their endeavors. He was a dance dad, cheer dad, softball dad, and a mentor to young adults giving them encouraging advice.

Mr. Vargas enjoyed traveling with his family, spending his time at the beach, fishing, hunting with his son-in-law Isaac Cantu, attending UFC fights with his brother-in-law, Homer Fernandez, reading, and keeping up with current events. Mr. Vargas was a strong Trump supporter and would attend all of his Trump rallies in his red Jeep along with his patriotic flags.

Mr. Vargas enjoyed barbequing on any day of the week with his family and friends. He loved hosting house parties which involved karaoke, dancing, and just having a great time. When his granddaughter, Sadie Jade was born on September the 3rd of 2020, his life changed and she became the twinkle in his eyes. He loved singing to her, "You are my sunshine".

Jon Carlo had an infectious laugh, warm smile, and a unique personality that captured everyone's attention, he is going to be remembered forever by his family, friends, and co-workers.

"You were the best husband, father, and "papa". Thank you for all the beautiful memories that we shared throughout the years that consisted of traveling to Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and all across Texas."

Daddy we will continue your legacy and be the strong woman that you taught us to be. -Love you, your girls

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Anita "Mola" Trigo and his great-grandfather, Procacio "Grendon" Trigo.

Mr. Jon is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years of marriage, Elma F. Vargas; his two daughters, S'Vani Denielle (Isaac Cantu) Vargas, Serina Denee Vargas; his granddaughter, Sadie Jade Cantu; his mother, Hilda Billescas; his father, Rafael Vargas, Jr.; and numerous extended family.

A visitation for Jon Carlo will be held Friday, April 30, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a chapel service at 6 p.m. and service honors at 7 p.m. at Funeraria del Angel Palm Valley in Pharr. A private cremation will take place at a later date.

Chapel service and service honors will be live streamed at:

Funeral services are under the direction of Funeraria del Angel Palm Valley in Pharr.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Chapel Service

    Friday, April 30, 2021

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    Friday, April 30, 2021



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Laura Escobar

April 30, 2021

Exemplary neighbor along with his beautiful family. I had the honor to share the same neighborhood few years ago. We had the opportunity to enjoy his BBQ meals. I witnessed how much he cared for his family; always showing support to his daughters with school activities. I would see the Vargas Family leave for school field trips and competitions together frequently. Mr. Vargas was certainly a great father and husband. He was always very protective and he would look up for his neighbors as well. We are sending our prayers for his family and for his new journey to heaven.

Yvette Ibarra

April 30, 2021

So many memories there was from when growing up having sleep overs with the cousins to hanging out at the beach house at south padre, you'll taking us out to drink and celebrating birthday parties. I remember this December night we celebrated Elma's birthday. Dancing to you'll song "Shotgun Rider", singing happy birthday and ending the night talking to Jon about all the memories we had. You will always be missed ❤️.

Ricardo and Yolanda Vargas

April 30, 2021

You will truly be missed you had a loving spirit and the memories of sharing time with you and Elma and the girls when you would stay with us and we would stay in your home. You had a wonderful heart and will forever miss your smile! You are in Gods loving arms now at peace. Love You Johnny Boy!

Ariah Vargas

April 30, 2021

Tio, contributed to many of my childhood memories. Always picking me & Zay up every summer. Taking us to 6 flags, Fiesta Texas, the beach, Schlitterbahn, colleges, good eats, & more. Tio always made us feel welcomed & very much loved. He supported me & gave me kind wise words. He always smelt so good hehe. I hold on to that smell & the sound of his voice in my head. He made the best BBQ 😋 You’re lucky if you ever tried. Tio made his family so proud. I admired his relationship with my beautiful cousins 💜 I love you. I will see you in Paradise 🤍

Judy Trigo

April 29, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. Jon was such a Blessing to his family, friends ,and everyone he came in contact with.His Uncle Pete and I always enjoyed his sweet smile. Praying for peace and comfort for his precious family. Love you all; Judy Trigo

David Fonseca

April 29, 2021

Where your journey ended your legacy begins...
And the memories I will always cherish in my heart!!!! LOVE YOU ❤️🙏🏻🕊PRIMO

Teresa Boyd

April 29, 2021

2 hilda,ralph,wife elma,both sets of grandparents...we all went e mchigh,"SENIORS '76"..hilda and i lived down the street from each on mccoll and rode the bus 2 school as well...her parents and sisters were so great..i also remember when jon carlo was born...i send my thoughts and prayers 2 all the family members...