Felix Ricardo Téllez

November 6, 1946 - August 7, 2020
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Felix Ricardo Téllez

November 6, 1946- August 7, 2020

Felix Ricardo Téllez of Laredo, Texas peacefully passed away on Monday, August 7, 2020, at the age of 73 after a couple of years of declining health.  Ricardo was born and raised in Laredo. He was the third of four children. He joined the United States Navy at an early age during the Vietnam conflict. He dutifully served on the USS Corry, a DD-817 Gearing-class Naval Destroyer. He was stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia and was even a Shore Patrolman, where he developed an ambition for law enforcement. He attained his General Educational Development and took his first career steps as a security guard at the Laredo Junior College campus. He then was able to apply and test for the Laredo Police Department. He became an officer in the summer of 1978. He served as a patrol officer, an investigator, a detective, and started the LPD motorcycle unit. Eventually, he became a Sergeant, known to many as, “Sarge” and then became a Supervisor, until his retirement. He dutifully served for 28 years in the Laredo Police Department. He also simultaneously started, and successfully ran, the family business, Blue Knight Enterprises. During his retirement, he also achieved his goal of studying welding at Laredo College.

If you asked a hundred people who Felix Ricardo Téllez was, they’d all give you a different story. A Police Sergeant. A Navy Veteran. An ornery man who would gladly give the shirt off his back. A comedian. A craftsman. A collector of useful (and not so useful) things. A local celebrity. A crazy old coot riding around on a scooter honking that annoying bicycle horn. The man who would show you the world through his adventures via his photo albums. A generous son, brother, uncle and friend. The world’s greatest grandpa. The best dad, stepdad and dad in law he could be. A devoted husband to his wife Marisela, whom he loved so very much, with all his heart and soul until the very end.

Felix, or as friends and family called him, Ricardo or “Rick”, was that and more to many who knew him, and to many more who did not. What he was, was a storyteller. From the time, he was young he was constantly spinning yarns. It didn’t matter if he was trying to entertain his seatmate during a long ride. Or trying to distract his family members with his odd humor and weird jokes, especially when times were tough. No matter the occasion, Ricardo had a story.  Ricardo would tell stories about his Navy days and how he became a sailor, his 28 years on the Laredo Police Department, his road trips, cruise voyages, world travels, and his many complaints about how things never work like they do on television, how he got any and all of his ailments, and of course about how proud he was of his amazing wife, children and his grandchildren.

Felix was preceded in death by his parents, Roberto and Maria Inocencia, and by his brother Juan Gilberto Téllez. He was survived by his wife Marisela Haydeé Dávila Téllez (who sadly passed 33 days after he did); left to cherish his memory are his beloved children, Richard John (Laura) Téllez, Michael David Dancause, James Eli (Mary) Téllez, Mónica Marie (Christian) Arsté, Marisa Yvette (Elias) Ramos. He will also be greatly missed by his loving grandchildren, Jorge (Amanda) Lozano, Jr., Roxanne (José Angel) Valdez, Jonathan (Delia) Treviño, Serena Zulema, James Eli II, Darius Richard, Mason Anthony, Bella Grace, Michael David, Mariela Mia, Angelik Daniela and Eva Ausma, as well as by his twelve great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Carmen Téllez Maldonado and brother, Gustavo Leroy (Rose) Téllez and George (Bertha) Gloria, and his many adored nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, and cousins from Washington to Cancun who all loved “Rick” so very much.

In lieu of flowers, please VOTE this November and/or make a donation to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) at www.dav.org

The family will be having a private service. If anyone wishes to express their condolences, you may write to the family online at www.freddickey.com Arrangements by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611

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Born: November 6, 1946
Died: August 7, 2020

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Ricardo Arredondo III posted on 9/7/20

My sincere condolences to the Tellez family. Rest in Peace, my brother


ELVA B. BOUBEL posted on 8/25/20

Mari, My most sincere condolences. May the Lord be with you in this difficult time.


Salazar Family posted on 8/20/20

My sincere condolences to the Tellez Family Sargent Tellez will always be in our hearts, It was an honor knowing you Sarge. my prayers are with you Marisela. Ronnica and JJ III will always cherish the moments Being a Blue Knight Family


Raul Garza posted on 8/19/20

My most sincere condolences to the Tellez family. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. May God Bless his family and may you walk along your loved ones in Heaven. I am thankful for Mr. Tellez for being a great friend to my late father(Sgt. Raul F. Garza) and for his kind heart and thoughtfulness. May God always shine a light upon your soul. Sincerely, Raul Garza


Oralia Lichtenberger posted on 8/18/20

Sgt. Tellez will be greatly missed. My family and I send our sincere condolences to the family of a great man. May you be comforted knowing that he has gone home to rest in the arms of our loving Father.


Gilbert Vazquez posted on 8/17/20

Our condolences go out to the Tellez family. Sgt Tellez was a good man that took care and backed his officers. I will remember his laughter and smile. He will be truly missed. On behalf of the Vazquez family, we pray God will take good care of him, and we pray for his family as well.


GABRIEL E MARTINEZ posted on 8/17/20

Condolences to the Tellez family. May Sgt. Tellez rest in peace - he fought the good fight.


Roberto Garcia/ Ana Gonzalez posted on 8/16/20

Our most sincere condolences go out to Marisela and family. Felix will missed dearly. As he would always make you by his clowning around. RIP my friend.


amycantu posted on 8/15/20

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Rosario Lanier posted on 8/14/20

My heart is heavy with sadness hearing about Rick. My sincere condolences to you Mari and your love ones during this painful time. My prayers are with you always. May God give you the strength to endure one day at a time. Your friend Rosario.


Ronnica Salazar posted on 8/14/20

He was a great Sgt to my dad! Such a good family man who always had us over swimming. He would check in on my brother & I daily after my dad passed away(Officer Juan J. Salazar 98’). May he rejoice in Heaven. Our prayers to his family!❤️ My mother would like to express her condolences: My sincere condolences from me to Mrs. Tellez & fam. Sgt Tellez will be greatly missed he was there in my toughest moments in our lives he will always be in our hearts thank you Sarge. -Hilda Veronica Rodriguez


Cynthia Ambrose posted on 8/13/20

Tellez you are missed. Thank you for being a great friend to the family. Prayers to your family.


Elda Vasquez posted on 8/13/20

My sincerest condolence to family of Mr.Tellez. Rick was always a cheerful and caring person. Although it’s been years since I last spoke to him I feel as if only yesterday I could hear him joking and making life happier for everyone around.


Toni (Cisneros) Benavides posted on 8/13/20

To the Téllez Family My most deepest condolences and prayers for the family. May the perpetual light shine upon him and Rest In Peace. Toni (Cisneros) Benavides Cypress, Tx


Ed Flores posted on 8/13/20

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Jesus R Torres posted on 8/13/20

Our most sincere condolences to the Tellez family. Laredo is safer today because of his Police work. Will be missed.


Hector Sepulveda, San Antonio, TX posted on 8/12/20

My sincerest condolences to the family. Felix, thank you for the many years of friendship. Farewell my friend, until we meet again.


Norma Zavala posted on 8/12/20

Mari, my sincere condolences to you and your children. After I left LPD,.and would run into him he always was in a good mood and made me laugh. May he rest in peace and God comfort you and all his loved ones.


Jose Cisneros posted on 8/12/20

Our most heartfelt condolences to the Tellez family.


Brenda Morris-Head (St. Louis cousin) posted on 8/12/20

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when he would ride his motorcycle from Chicago to Laredo and stay with us in St. Louis. He was always so happy and always making us laugh with his stories. He would sleep on the couch and when I would sneak by him trying to be quiet, he would grab me and tickle me then mom would tell me to leave him alone so he could sleep.


Bernie and Olga Vasquez posted on 8/11/20

Our most sincere condolences to the Tellez family. Felix was a great man and a wonderful friend. He will be greatly missed. May God shine perpetual light on him. We are with you in spirit due to the unfortunate circumstances of this pandemic.


Joe & Ramos posted on 8/11/20

Mari, sad to hear that we lost our brother Felix. I remember the times we spent at LPD and when we used to socialize. He is in a better place now and may God's perpetual shine on him forever.