Reynaldo Espinosa Jr.
February 11, 1945 – January 5, 2020
On Sunday, January 5th 2020, Reynaldo Espinosa Jr, loving husband, father of two children and grandfather to 3, passed away at age 74 in San Antonio, TX.
Reynaldo was born on February 11, 1945 in Tampico, Mexico to Reynaldo & Lucila Barron Espinosa. He was raised in Matamoros, Tamaulipas and Brownsville, Tex. where he attended Texas Southmost college. On November 3rd, 1966, he married Elia Micaela Amabilis who predeceased him. He is survived by a son, Reynaldo Espinosa III (Austin, TX), and a daughter, Elia Lucila (Seattle, WA), who gifted him 3 grandchildren, Michelle, Trevor and Elia Graciela. He is also survived by his 3 brothers, Rene Ciro (Boerne, TX.),Roberto Sergio (San Antonio, TX.), Raul Eduardo (wife Penny in Arlington, TX), several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Reynaldo enlisted in the United States Air Force, and during his 26 years of service attained the rank of Captain before retiring. He attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1976, and continued to pursue higher education to complete his Master’s degree in the late 1990’s.
Reynaldo had a passion for his duty in the Air Force and was proud to be a part of the Space Shuttle program, as well as multiple other programs for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and in his spare time, dedicated time to one of his favorite hobbies,woodworking. He was an avid bowler, participating in multiple weekly bowling leagues and in dozens of state and national bowling tournaments.
A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home at 1701 Austin Highway in San Antonio, TX. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 pm. A funeral service with full military honors will be held on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 9am at Fort Sam Houston's Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach.
May Mom and Dad enjoy the peace, love, and joy they had together, while they were here amongst us.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Heart Association or the Cancer Society of America.
- He is survived by a son, Reynaldo Espinosa III (Austin, TX), and a daughter, Elia Lucila (Seattle, WA), who gifted him 3 grandchildren, Michelle, Trevor and Elia Graciela. He is also survived by his 3 brothers, Rene Ciro (Boerne, TX.),Roberto Sergio (San Antonio, TX.), Raul Eduardo (wife Penny in Arlington, TX), several nieces, nephews and cousins.
- Reception Tuesday, January 14, 2020
- Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
- Rosary Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020
- Graveside Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Reynaldo Espinosa Jr.
January 13, 2020
Rey was always so kind, and patient as he helped me work on my bowling. Great bowling coach & friend. He will be missed. So sorry I am not able to attend the services. My sincere condolences to Rey’s family.
January 8, 2020
On behalf of Porfirio Hernandez and family, our condolences for the loss of Reynaldo.
Prayers for the family.
January 7, 2020
I will always remember Tio Rey’s smile. He was always happy to be around family and his laughter was contagious.
Our deepest condolences to our cousins Lucy & Rey and the rest of the family.
May the Lord guide you through these difficult times.
Rest in paradise Tio Reynaldo.