Thomas Ortiz Jr, 72, died December 25, 2017. Funeral service will he held on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rotan at 10:00 am. Rosary will be on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel at 6:00 pm. Burial will be in the Roby Cemetery.
Thomas was born on July 30, 1945, in Del Rio, Texas to Thomas Ortiz Sr. and Carolina (Torrez) Ortiz. He was a farmer, and worked at the Co-op Gin, and the Terry Gin for many years. He loved music and enjoyed having a few beers with Richard and Hector. He was a simple man that loved his family dearly. Big family gatherings were precious to him.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Sr. and Carolina; two brothers, Natividad Ortiz and Rudy Ortiz; one sister, Silvestra Solis and brother-in-law Augustine Solis.
Thomas is survived by two nieces, Stacy Barrera Jimenez and Brian of Roby, and Anna Barrera and Bernie Cabrera; one sister Susan Villarreal and her husband, Adolfo; one brother Robert Ortiz and his wife, Mary.
Gonna miss all of your crazy stories Tio. Rest in peace..