Gilberto S. Velasquez of Victoria, formerly of Uvalde passed away on November 2, 2020 at Citizen Medical Center in Victoria, Texas. He was born on July 1, 1955 in Uvalde, Texas to Ramon and Cruz (Saavedra) Velasquez. He married Sylvia Galvan in Uvalde on July 1, 2006.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia of 14 years of Victoria; sons, Moses Velasquez and wife, Priscilla of Uvalde and Joaquin Velasquez and wife, Skylar of Corpus Christi; sisters, Rosario Arroyos and Julia Quiroz and husband, Armando all of Uvalde; brothers, Ramon S. Velasquez and wife, Rosa of San Antonio, Rogelio Velasquez and wife, Juanita, Victor S. Velasquez, and wife, Manuela and Joe Velasquez and wife, Irma all of Uvalde; grandchildren, Sabrina L. Velasquez, Emily S. Velasquez, Isaiah Arroyos, Anastasia Velasquez, Jonathon Velasquez, Jazlin Velasquez, Jasmin R. Velasquez, and Ashton K. Velasquez.
He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Gilbert Velasquez, Jr., and grandson, Moses Velasquez, Jr.
Visitation will begin on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. followed by a rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Moses Velasquez, Joaquin Velasquez, Isaiah Arroyos, Joey Velasquez, Roy Velasquez, Jr., and Arnulfo Quiroz.