Oscar S. Benavides, Sr. of Uvalde passed away on February 2, 2023 at Uvalde Memorial Hospital at the age of 86.
He was born on November 26, 1936 in Gold Finch, Texas to Maria (Solano) and Margarito Benavides.
He married Beatrice Morales in Pearsall, Texas on June 23, 1955.
He is survived by his daughter, Abby Vela and husband, Lupe of Uvalde; three sons, Oscar Benavides, Jr. and wife, Lorrie of Castroville, George Benavides and wife, Diane and Eddie Benavides and wife, Sandra all of Uvalde; two sisters, Gloria Benavides of Austin and Maria Reyes of Pearsall; Mike Benavides of Nebraska; 12 grandchildren; 23 great - grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; and daughter, Adriana Benavides.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 2 p.m. followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be George Benavides, Andrew Morales, Lupe Vela III, Victor Samarron, Chris Masiel, Mark Benavides, Esteban Benavides, Ramon Duran Jr. .