2019-01-09 / Obituaries


SEBASTIAN, TX - Erik Chavez, 39, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at his residence in Sebastian, TX. He was born on June 13, 1979 in Edinburg, TX to Diego Chavez and Elia Rivas.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alejandro C. and Esther Chavez and maternal grandparents, Enrique and Cristina (Rocha) Rivas. He is survived by his wife, Amber Leigh Castillo; son, Nolan Jacob Sanchez; daughter, Kimber Leighann Chavez; and sisters, Rebecca (Frank) Rodriguez and Monica (Jesse III) Tijerina.

Visitation was held Friday, December 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Funeral Home in Raymondville, TX. A funeral mass to celebrate Erik’s life was held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Sebastian, TX. A funeral procession followed to his final place of rest in Ashland Memorial Park Cemetery in Harlingen, TX.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Frank Rodriguez, Jesse M. Tijerina III, Ryan Castillo, Alfredo Chavez, TJ Chavez, and Steve Chavez. Honorary pallbearers will be Fernando Castillo, Jr., Joey Chavez, AJ Chavez, Raul Trevino, Jr., Timothy Gonzalez, and Merced Rodriguez III.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the caring hands of Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 1157 W. Hidalgo Ave., Raymondville, TX 78580.

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