Benito P. De Leon, 82 passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his residence. Services for Mr. De Leon will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father John Stephens Rathinam officiating. A rosary will be held 7:00 pm Friday, March 3, 2017 at Calvillo Funeral Home. Other services will be held 10:30 am Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Father Michael officiating. Burial will follow in Edna Latin American Cemetery under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home. A rosary will be held 7:00 pm Monday, March 6, 2017 at Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna,TX. Arrangements were made under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home.
Benito was born April 3, 1934 in Jackson County to Ysabel & Maria De Leon. He married Angelita Trevino on September 3, 1953 in Inez. He worked as a farmer for most of life and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening his flowers. He loved watching wrestling, telling stories and spending time with his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked to make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Angelita De Leon of Tahoka; three sons, Benito De Leon of Edna, Jose De Leon of WA, Manuel & Jennifer De Leon of Tahoka, Fabian De Leon of Monahan; three daughters, Maria De Leona of Petty, Teresa & Salomon Ochoa of Lubbock, Yolanda De Leon of Tahoka; two brothers, Marcelino De Leon of Edna, Ysabel De Leon Jr. of Grand Prairie; three sisters, San Juanita Soria of WA, Ramona Herrera of Lubbock, Gregoria Sanchez of Victoria; seventeen grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by one brother, Hacinto “Chico” De Leon; one sister, Fabiana De Leon.