Rudy Encinas

Rudy Encinas

Monday, September 24th, 1934 - Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Rudy Encinas, 85 a native of Victoria, passed away peacefully, Thursday, December 5, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones. Family and friends will gather for visitation and rosary, Thursday, December 12th, from 6pm to 8pm at Grace Funeral Home, 2401 Houston Hwy. in Victoria, rosary will be recited at 7pm. Rudy will be buried at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery with his late wife, Antonia "Toni" and his sons, Rudy Encinas, Jr and Gilbert Encinas.

Rudy was born, September 14, 1934 to Arturo and Basilia Hernandez Encinas. Rudy married his love, Antonia "Toni" Zamarriapa on October 9, 1953. He worked hard all his life to provide for his family, as a Project Supervisor at Lankford Painting Company. He deeply loved baseball, both playing the game and watching. Rudy was an avid New York Yankees fan. When they were younger, Rudy and Toni enjoyed traveling and finding a new place to eat. More recent years other than cheering on his beloved Yankees, Rudy enjoyed reading, working a good word puzzles and watching TV. Rudy was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Lucio; his step-father, Juan Lucio; his wife of 63 years, Toni Encinas in July of 2016; his sons, Rudy Encinas, Jr. and Gilbert Encinas; his sister, Esther Jimenez; half-sister, Girl Lucio; and half-brothers, Johnny Lucio and Mike Lucio;

Rudy is survived by his daughter, Betty Encinas; six grandchildren, Monica Brink and husband, Tim, Jennifer Nunez and husband, Michael, Gilbert Encinas and wife, Christine, Joseph Encinas and wife, Maria, Melissa Castillo and husband, Jeff, and Rudy Encinas; 13 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; two half-sisters, Beatrice Lucio Perez and husband, Dan and Alice Solis; half-brother, David Lucio; along with numerous other loving family members and friends.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Grace Funeral Home
    2401 Houston Highway
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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    Rosary Service 7:00 pm
  • Interment

    Resurrection Cemetery
    Laurent & Mockingbird
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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Elizabeth Rodriguez

Posted at 04:16am
You are in our prayers. The loss of Uncle Rudy fills us with great sadness. We remember what a wonderful giving human being he was, God Bless, E & J.
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Norberto Jimenez, Jr.

Posted at 12:32am
Tio Rudy was a very special man. It was great growing up visiting you and your sons. They were like brothers to Eddie and I. And we kind of got in trouble doing boys stuff. You kept us in line, but we knew you loved us as your own. I share my childhood stories with my children and grandchildren to shine a light on how you influence me and my kin. God's Peace to you Tio Rudy...

Norberto and Delores Jimenez

Posted at 11:53pm
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences.
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