Mario “Mike” Villarreal

Augusta, GA – Mario “Mike” Villarreal, 69, of Brown Rd, entered into rest Monday, April 12, 2010, at the Veterans Administration Hospital.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 15, at 7:00 PM, from the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Father Willis E. Everett officiating.
Mr. Villarreal, son of the late Lucrecia Garza and Federico Villarreal, was born in Nueva Laredo, Mexico, and had lived in the area for thirty-nine years. He served in the United States Army with three tours in Vietnam. He was a member of the VFW. He trained race horses, was a team roper and announced horse shows. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was an ardent fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Texas Longhorns.
Mr. Villarreal was preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Bertha Villarreal.
He is survived by son Michael Kevin Villarreal, of Augusta; daughters, Lucrecia Shelton and husband, Matthew, Brandi Villarreal, all of Augusta, and Rebecca McPherson and husband, James, of Soldotna, Alaska; his wife, Debra Villarreal; brothers, Fred Villarreal, Ruben Villarreal, and Robert Villarreal, all of San Antonio, TX; sisters, Alicia Alfaro, Norma Guerra, Elva DeLeon, Marta Villarreal, and Juanita Carter, all of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Rachel Goodwin, and Cory Goodwin, both of Gibson, GA, and Heidi Goodwin, of Soldotna, Alaska; and great grandchild, Liam.
The family will receive friends Thursday, April 15, from 5 PM until the hour of the service.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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