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1932 Samuel 2023

Samuel Aguilera

October 16, 1932 — June 18, 2023

Fort Stockton, Texas

Samuel J. Aguilera of Fort Stockton, Texas passed away peacefully on June 18, 2023, at his home.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 3:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend 301 N. Main St Fort Stockton, Texas.  Rosary will be Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 7:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend 301 N. Main Street.  Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, 2023, at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 401 S. Main Street Fort Stockton, Texas 79735.  Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery with arrangements made by Heritage Funeral Home.

Samuel was born in Fort Stockton, Texas to Jesus and Paula Aguilera on October 16, 1932.  He was drafted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and became a sharpshooter.  He was stationed in Puerto Rico where he trained soldiers to fire weapons.

He married Nicolasa (Lola) Aguilera in 1961, and they were married for 58 years before she departed in 2019.  He is also preceded in death by his parents and five siblings: Manuel Aguilera, Dora Sosa, Paula Acosta,  Mónico Aguilera, and Felicitas Guzmán.

Samuel worked as a plumber, learning the trade from his father, and acquiring his license as a master plumber. He worked independently until the age of 86.

Samuel is survived by a brother, Raymundo Aguilera of Odessa, Texas, and a sister, Élida Morales of Fort Stockton, Texas. He had the following children: René Minjarez, Anna Minjarez, Osvaldo Aguilera, Elva Gaitán, Samuel Aguilera, Jr., and Marisa Aguilera. He also had a total of fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Osvaldo Aguilera, Samuel Aguilera, Jr., Manny Espino, Jadon Espino, Carlos Galván and John Morales.

The family of Samuel Aguilera wishes to extend sincere thanks to Angel Hospice, Veterans Affairs of Fort Stockton Outreach Clinic, and their close friends and neighbors of Jackson Street.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, June 22, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Heritage Funeral Home of The Big Bend

301 N Main St, Fort Stockton, TX 79735

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Recitation of the Rosary

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Heritage Funeral Home of The Big Bend

301 N Main St, Fort Stockton, TX 79735

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Funeral Mass

Friday, June 23, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

403 S Main St, Fort Stockton, TX 79735

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Interment following funeral service

Friday, June 23, 2023

Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend

TX

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