Alejandro Evaristo Villarreal III

September 19, 1955 - January 21, 2021
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Alejandro E. Villarreal III

September 19, 1955 – January 21, 2021

In the early morning light before the break of dawn on January 21, Alejandro E. Villarreal, III was called home.

Alex, fondly known as, Lexy, was born on September 19, 1955 to Alejandro E. Villarreal Jr. and Frances Pena Villarreal, and was the oldest of six children.

Early on Alex had a strong commitment to work ethic and entrepreneurship which is credited to his father. As many will remember, Alex began shining shoes and selling Icee’s at the High Lite Men’s Wear. Alex went on to opening several businesses throughout the years.

Alex graduated from St. Mary’s University in 1975 with an accounting degree, and went on to pursue a law degree graduating from St. Mary’s School of Law in 1979.

Professionally, Alex was one of Laredo’s finest lawyers, and was a force to be reckoned with in court. Alex began his law career with Person Whitworth Borchers and Morales in 1980 and in 2019, he moved on to begin a new venture, Whitworth Cigarroa LLP, with Ross Blanco, his trusted paralegal, still at his side, helping him along the way.

Aside from his professional career, Alex looked for adventure whether it be taking a road trip to Baha, California, with his buddies to watch “The Race”, floating the river at Big Bend Natl Park, hunting, annual fishing trips “Chicken Legs” with his sons, his brothers and others who were privileged to be invited, to spend weekends at the coast telling tall tales.

In the later part of his life, Alex, along with his wife, Veronica, established Los Patios in 2004, and then added “The Barn” in 2017. At Los Patios, Alex, Veronica and his sons orchestrated events while providing comfort and compassion to those who attended.

Alex always gave selflessly of his time and will forever be remembered as the gracious host to all his family during the holidays. His sense of humor was no match for anyone who would find themselves on the butt end of his jokes.

In his personal life, Alex loved surrounding himself with his grandchildren. Whether it was riding bikes, blowing bubbles, dying Easter eggs or baking cookies and cupcakes, this is where his greatest joys were found. Alex immersed in a hobby was nothing out of the ordinary. He was a member of the Outsiders Car Club, acquiring several classic cars including a Chevy Hot Rod, a Corvette Stingray and two Rolls Royce. He was an amateur photographer, a collector of antique knives and coins, bee harvester, bird keeper and avid gardener. A jack of all trades who never stopped wanting to learn new things. Alex showed so much passion for animals, taking in every dog, bird, cat that came his way.

A son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend are the roles which fulfilled his life. His commitment to those who sought his help and the time he spent working was immeasurable. He was the glue that held everyone and everything together. He was loved by all and he was more than words can describe. Alex was a leader, truly a selflessly dedicated, courageous, and genuine soul. A man who never backed away from a challenge, and always wanted to create a positive atmosphere. Those who were fortunate enough to call him a friend will always remember time spent with Lex and will forever smile at the precious memories they shared.

Alex is preceded in death by his father Alejandro E. Villarreal Jr. and his brother-in-law Pedro J. Morales III.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his mother, Frances Pena Villarreal, his wife of 20 years, Veronica Villarreal, the mother of his 3 sons, Laura E, Burge, his children, Alejandro Evaristo “Lex” (Patricia) Villarreal IV, Fernando F. (Angie) Villarreal, Javier Cecilio (Joanna) Villarreal, Ruben I. Lopez, Marco A. Lopez, Amanda (Jonathan) Brothers, Joey (Tawny) Lopez. His siblings, Enrique “Eddie” (Martha) Villarreal, Lizzy Villarreal, Dr. Marco (Melanie) Villarreal, Dr. Patricio “Pi” Villarreal, Ricardo (Belinda) Villarreal. His grandchildren, Alejandro Evaristo Villarreal V, Ariana I. Sandoval, Victoria Rose Villarreal, Alissandra Olivia Villarreal, Cecilio Javier Villarreal, Paola Jeanne Villarreal, and Hudson Louis Brothers. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members. Also in mourning are his cat Misha, and little dog Desy, who were always by his side.

His family finds joy knowing he will be joining his beloved pet friends, Bird, Daisy Mae, and his best K9 pal, Buddy.

We love you, Dad. We miss you, Dad. You will be forever in our hearts.

Alex’s family will be receiving condolences on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Los Patios Laredo, 4653 Casa Blanca Road, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Wojciech Przystasz at 11:00am, on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church accompanied by vocalist Veronica Ramirez. All those wishing to attend the services are asked to meet at Blessed Sacrament Church Tuesday morning.

Interment to follow in the family plot, at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611.  For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 25, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Los Patios

Address:

4653 Casa Blanca Lake Rd
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Address:

2219 Galveston
Laredo, Texas 78043

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Address:

3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041

 

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Born: September 19, 1955
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SALLY F GONZALEZ posted on 2/16/21

Dearest Frances, Veronica, Lizzie, and all the family. Memo and I were so saddened to hear of your loss. Lexi was such a good guy. Our prayers are with all of you ...............may he be at rest in the arms of Jesus.

 

Javier Morales posted on 2/15/21

I knew Alex and met him at St Joseph Academy when we were very young , he was younger then me but he was always very nice and friendly to all . But ones we graduated we didn’t see each other for years until he became partner with my brother Richard in the his law firm , my condolences to his family and may he Rest In Peace

 

Bertha Segovia posted on 2/1/21

My condolences and prayers to the Villarreal family.

 

Cookie Ramos Flores posted on 2/1/21

My condolences and prayers to the Villarreal family.

 

Rene Leyendecker posted on 1/30/21

My sincerest condolences to all the Villarreal family. Lexy was a long time good friend and served me and my family as a great attorney for many years. Lex, you'll be missed and say hi to Oscar when u get to Heaven! See you again someday amigo.

 

Cynthia Jennings posted on 1/29/21

I’m so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace. Sending love and light.

 

Cynthia Jennings posted on 1/29/21

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Villarreal family. May he Rest In Peace. Sending you lots of love and light.

 

Claudia Martinez Honderd posted on 1/26/21

To the Villarreal family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I was deeply saddened to here about the passing of Mr. Villarreal. He was one of the kindest most generous people I’ve ever met. He was a true family man and people person. May he Rest In Peace.

 

A. Ballesteros posted on 1/26/21

My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Villareal.

 

Noel & Teresa Sanchez posted on 1/26/21

To all the Villarreal Family, We are thinking of you during this difficult time, may you be comforted by the many caring thoughts of all your friends and family. May you be strengthened by the many precious memories of such a wonderful man! With Our Heartfelt Sympathy, Noel and Terri Sanchez

 

Patrick J. Oegerle posted on 1/26/21

I worked with Alex for several years as an attorney at Person, Whitworth, Borchers & Morales, LLP, and I before that I was against him on multiple occasions. He was always honest, knowledgeable, and prepared, and I learned a lot from him. I will miss Alex and I am sorry to hear that he passed.

 

Barbara Schultz posted on 1/26/21

My sincerest and deepest sympathies to the entire extended Villarreal Family. I have had the pleasure of knowing Alex for a little over ten short years. He was always so proud to talk about his family, always sharing pictures everything from the family in the kitchen cooking, all the beautiful grandkids, his Mom, his beautiful cars, special holiday gatherings, even Desy(he always referred to as his Cuban rescue) I remember shortly after he got Desy, Alex sent a video of Desy pestering poor Misha it went on and on , it was late at night and all I kept thinking as I'm watching it and listening to Alex laugh is "I wonder if Veronica knows what her crazy husband is up too". I was so happy to be able to attend their wedding when he finally made her a good honest woman, his words or maybe his priests, at Los Patios a place he was so proud of. I will sorely miss speaking with him, emailing him and his commentary at night via texts on everything from football, Desy, Family, cars or just a general checking in will be missed so much. When we spoke last week he was so thankful that a gift I sent from our friends favorite bakery in NY had arrived and made Veronica happy who had been a little down after leaving her newest grandchild. I will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace my Dear Friend you have made a mark on my life and I am forever grateful

 

Fernando ( Bear) Barrera & Family posted on 1/26/21

In memory of Alejandro Evaristo Villarreal III, Fernando ( Bear) Barrera & Family lit a candle

 

Fernando ( Bear) Barrera & Family posted on 1/26/21

Our condolences to the Villarreal Family... Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy as we remember Lexy. I am going to miss him, too. Lexy and I ( Bear) would talk often. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Bear and Barrera family

 

Marisela Rangel posted on 1/25/21

Veronica and Villarreal Family, I know you are heartbroken. Alex was a truly wonderful and inspiring individual. He was someone that took time to share his knowledge because he wanted you to succeed. He was a loyal mentor, law partner and friend. I will miss him. But I know that he will continue to live on in our memories—the great memories that will continue to inspire and give those he loved strength. My continued prayers for each of you today snd always. Love, Mari Rangel

 

Anna Laura Acosta-Vidaurri posted on 1/25/21

My sincere condolences. God be with Veronica and all his lovely family, friends and Ross. An incredible being Alex will be greatly missed. I am honored to have known him as well as his wonderful parents and siblings since St Joe and Lone Star days. We will keep you in our prayers, Anna Laura Acosta-Vidaurri and on behalf of my parents and family Francisco and Juanita Acosta

 

Jose J. Buitron III posted on 1/25/21

We are very sorry for your loss. We pray that Mr. Villarreal Rests In Peace and that you and your family be comforted in your time of loss. May God bless you all in Jesus name we pray, amen. Sincerely, JJ & Karen Buitron

 

Fred Collazo posted on 1/25/21

In memory of Alejandro Evaristo Villarreal III, Fred Collazo lit a candle

 

Fred Collazo posted on 1/25/21

Please accept our condolences for the loss of Lexy. Our prayers are with the entire Villarreal family during this difficult time. Fred Collazo and family

 

Mr. & Ms. Ruben Tenorio posted on 1/25/21

Our most sincere condolences to the Villarreal family. May he Rest In Peace.

 

David Romanos Jr. posted on 1/25/21

My prayers go out to Lexy's family. I will always remember the memories while we were both at St. Mary's University. Although we rarely saw each other afterwards, I will always remember him as a great friend.

 

Beto & Aurora Guardiola posted on 1/25/21

Our Condolences to the Villarreal Family. May God give you the strength to overcome this.

 

Odette Ramos posted on 1/25/21

My most sincere condolences to all the family. May God give you the comfort that only He can give. He is walking on streets of gold with the King of kings. What an honor! Sincerely, Odette Ramos United Middle School

 

Richard and Lisa Morales posted on 1/25/21

Our heart goes out to Alex, Veronica and his wonderful family. Alex was a great lawyer, always fearless and always moving forward. I learned so much from him as a young lawyer and really enjoyed my years working with him. Laredo has lost a real force in the legal community and he will be greatly missed.

 

David R. Canales posted on 1/25/21

Please accept my deepest condolences.

 

pedro r. sanchez posted on 1/25/21

my condolences to all of you pete sanchez

 

Norma Salas posted on 1/25/21

My sincere condolences to the Villarreal family. I worked with him at Person, Whitworth, Borchers & Morales for many years and now I was working for him at Whitworth Cigarroa PLLC. He will be greatly missed. The memories we have of him will live with us forever. Norma Salas

 

Leo A. Rodriguez posted on 1/25/21

My sincere condolences to the entire Villarreal family. Alex was a good friend and a great lawyer. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him and who's lives he touched. Rest In Pease my friend!

 

Mike Schmidt posted on 1/25/21

With great sadness I just learned of the death of my dear friend Alex. We first met around 2000 in a Laredo Bankruptcy courtroom as adversaries and thereafter became good friends. Alex was a wonderful man, true friend and a terrific lawyer. Terria andI send our deepest condolences to Veronica and the rest of the family. May Alex Rest In Peace.

 

Veronica Q Cigarroa posted on 1/25/21

I still can’t believe he’s gone, always moving forward, I last saw his at the wedding of the Alcocer, such a beautiful happy gathering that woke up my hope and gave me joy. I’m so sorry for the tremendous loss of this close knit family and his beautiful wife Vero. My prayers will be for you to find peace and consolation in each other. Love Dr Leo, Veronica Q Cigarroa and Miss Katherine Cigarroa

 

Kindell Carter posted on 1/25/21

In memory of Alejandro Evaristo Villarreal III, Kindell Carter lit a candle

 

Kindell Carter posted on 1/25/21

Amanda, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. He seemed like an amazing person. Praying for you and your loved ones. xoxo

 

Macy Mullen posted on 1/25/21

The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers during this very trying time. My sincerest condolences for your tremendous loss.

 

Mike Aguayo posted on 1/25/21

He was my "brother from another mother" as they say... told him how much he meant to me for taking care of my sister n her kids. Alex was one of a kind!! He was more than just another brick in the great wall of humanity..he was a "cornerstone". Love you bro.. will miss you the rest of my days on this earth.

 

Ashley Cass posted on 1/25/21

Deepest sympathies to the family of Lexy Villareal. Wishing you each peace, grace and trusted ease during this time of mourning; my heart goes out to you all.

 

Beto Gonzalez posted on 1/25/21

Rest In Peace, Alex. Until we meet again. 🙏

 

Beto Gonzalez posted on 1/25/21

My condolences and prayers for the entire Villarreal family. Alex was a great lawyer but an even better person. He will be missed by friends, colleagues, and family members. Rest in Paradise, Alex. This isn’t goodbye. We’ll see you on the other side. 🙏

 

Twinkle Morgan posted on 1/24/21

Lexy had a big personality and heart. I know he will be missed by many. Condolences to his family and friends. God speed Lexy.

 

Rene Solis posted on 1/24/21

Alex and I worked on my cases together for many years. I was the banker and he was our attorney.. I could not worked with a better attorney and a more pleasant person. Working with him was enjoyable and very productive. I had not seen Alex in over ten years, but I can still hear his laugh. May he rest in Peace and may his family, especially his wife, Veronica, accept my most sincere condolences. Alex, you will live in my heart forever. Rest in Peace my friend.

 

Joe Martin III posted on 1/24/21

alex was a great person and a good friend or many years

 

Minerva R Garcia posted on 1/24/21

My greatest condolences to his family. The Lord has you in his arms forever. Peace and love to your mom Francis. Love you Francis. Your friend Minerva R Garcia

 

Robert Ferguson posted on 1/24/21

Once in a lifetime you get to meet someone you know that is special to so many people Alex I thank God I had that chance. Your smile expresses the kindness and love you had for your family You will be missed and you were loved Robert and Brenda Ferguson

 

Cristy Swisher posted on 1/24/21

I am so sorry to hear about Lexi. My prayers are with your family.🙏

 

Michelle Guerrero McCuistian posted on 1/23/21

Lexy was sunshine, a ball of energy, laughter, a contagious smile, and a beloved dear friend to our family. His friendship will be missed but not forgotten as we mourn his be passing. May God bless those of us left behind. Michelle Guerrero McCuistian

 

Juan Guerra posted on 1/23/21

Veronica, We we want to extend our condolences to you and your family on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Juan & Cindy Guerra

 

Gloria Alicia Villarreal posted on 1/23/21

Vero, I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. My deepest condolences to you and your children my dear Aggie Friend. Prayers to you and your children. Love always Gloria Villarreal

 

Les Howard posted on 1/23/21

Condolences on your loss. God speed

 

Ross Blasco posted on 1/23/21

My condolences to Veronica, Lexy, Nando, Javi and the entire Villarreal Family. You’re all in my prayers. I miss him terribly. Rest In Peace Mr. Villarreal.

 

Carlos E. Flores posted on 1/23/21

Dear Villarreal Family: I had the pleasure of working with Alex for nearly 10 years. I’m a better person and lawyer because of Alex. With a sad heart, please accept my condolences for your loss. Rest assured that Alex will never be forgotten in our community.

 

Donato Ramos D Ramod posted on 1/23/21

My deepest condolences to Lexy’s family. Only God knows why things happen. I have great memories practicing law with him , his wit and genuine friendship. I remember my beautiful days with him and our former law partner Charlie Borchers. Our prayers are with Lexy and his family.

 

Rosa Angon posted on 1/23/21

My condolences to the Villarreal Family n Lexi n Patricia....my thoughts n prayers are with you thru this difficult time...to my sons Eric, Freddy, Raul he will always be remembered for being a wonderful man...may he RIP....All our love

 

Connie Guerra posted on 1/23/21

We are sorry to hear of Alex passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. May you find peace in the days ahead.

 

Jorge Santos posted on 1/23/21

I am so sorry for your loss. May Lexi rest in peace in the presence of the Lord.

 

Maru Lagrange Martinez posted on 1/23/21

My most sincere condolences Veronica and your entire family. May the perpetual light shine upon him, Rest In Peace Alex. He was an amazing man.

 

Frank J. Carter posted on 1/23/21

My deepest condolences to the Villarreal family. Alex was a fine attorney and good friend. May he rest in peace.

 

Richard G Morales Jr posted on 1/23/21

In memory of Alejandro Evaristo Villarreal III, Richard G Morales Jr lit a candle

 

Richard G Morales Jr posted on 1/23/21

My sincere condolences to the family of my longtime friend and partner. I will miss his sincerity, his legal talent and his wonderful sense of humor. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Attorney Anthony & Carmen De La Vina posted on 1/23/21

Our deepest condolences to the Villarreal family. May the Lord grant you strength and peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Respectfully, Attorney Anthony & Carmen De La Vina

 

Lula and Richard Morales posted on 1/23/21

Our most sincere condolences, with prayers and thoughts to Veronica and all of the Villarreal family. Alex will be always remembered with love and respect. RIP dear friend!

 

Ross, Lillian and The Swisher Family posted on 1/22/21

Our prayers, love and sincere condolences to the Villareal Family, we are saddened by the loss of our longtime dear friend and classmate brother Alex (Lexi) may he Rest In Peace in the arms and the home of our Lord and Savior. We will always cherish the fond memories of times shared with Lex, may God bless his beautiful family with peace and comfort 🙏🏻✌🏻❤️ Ross, Lillian and The Swisher Family

 

Teresa G Juarez posted on 1/22/21

My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Alex Villarreal.. He was a great attorney and a great man. May he rest in peace.

 

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