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Juan C. Chavez, Sr., 83, passed away on November 12, 2012. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Evaristo Jr., Julio and Pedro Chavez. Juan was born on May 7, 1929 to Evaristo and Julia C. Chavez in Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Corpus Christi High School on May 26, 1950. He proudly served in the U.S. Army as a 82nd Airborne Ranger. After 44 years of service, Juan retired from the US Postal Service. He will always be remembered for his deep devotion to the Catholic religion and to his family.

Juan is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Elvira S. Chavez, children, Juan Jr. (Grace) Chavez, Elvira Falcon, Evaristo (Connie) Chavez, Eddie (Margie) Chavez, Esther Chavez, grandchildren, Sylvia Ann, John -John, Jesse, Evelyn, Elaine, Priscilla, Eric, Adam, Jennifer, Starr, 9 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Corpus Christi Funeral Home with a Rosary to be held at 7:00 P.M. that same evening. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
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