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Sunset North Funeral Home

910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Richard S. Villanueva

January 20, 1930July 5, 2019
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Richard was born in Eagle Pass, Texas to Guadalupe and Ricardo Villanueva. He was the was the first of four children. Richard was a star football and baseball athlete at Edgewood High School in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated in 1950. Richard had a successful semi-pro baseball career as a player and a manager from 1944-1970. He played for Garza Finance Company, National Credit Clothiers, and Jordan Ford Slow Pitch Softball Team. He was a huge supporter of auto racing, so Creswell Wrecker Service was the proud sponsor of many race car drivers at San Antonio Raceway.

On September 16, 1956, Richard married the love of his life, Belia Dominguez. They were happily married for 63 years. Richard and Belia founded Creswell Wrecker Service in 1958 on a small piece of property on Dallas Street. As the business grew, so did the need for a larger piece of property. The business was moved to a new location at 114 E. Brooklyn. Creswell continued to grow for many more years. After 43 years, they decided to sell the towing business and enjoy retirement.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and sister Dolores Salas. He is survived by his wife, Belia Villanueva, brothers Bobby “Burrhead” and Juan “Blackie” (Irene), numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Services

  • Viewing and Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Sharing of Memories Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Prayer Service Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service with Army National Guard Honors Thursday, July 11, 2019

Memories

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FROM THE FAMILY
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It's a good day for a Luau

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Jammin' on the guitar

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Karaoke Trio

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Who loves ya baby?

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From football player to football coach.

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Bobby "Burrhead" and Richard

FROM THE FAMILY
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It's a good day for a Luau

FROM THE FAMILY

Jammin' on the guitar

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Karaoke Trio

FROM THE FAMILY

Who loves ya baby?

FROM THE FAMILY

From football player to football coach.

FROM THE FAMILY

Bobby "Burrhead" and Richard

FROM THE FAMILY

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

FROM THE FAMILY