Roberto Macias

April 13, 1947 - December 21, 2021
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Roberto Macias, 74, entered into eternal rest on, Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

Roberto was a life long resident of Laredo. After serving in Vietnam he returned to Laredo where he played with numerous musical groups in his lifetime, Conjunto Gloria, Playa Del Sol, Isidro Lopez Orchestra, Mesquite Band for 30 years, among other bands.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marcelino Macias and Isabel Luan; mother of his children, Magdalena Macias; siblings, Marcelino Macias, Ramiro Macias, Ricardo Macias, Hilda Macias, and Imelda Macias.

Roberto is survived by his wife JoAnn Gaona; sons, Roberto Macias, Jr. and Rogelio Hernandez; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous other family and friends.

The family will be receiving guests on Monday, December 27, 2021, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will be officiated at 7:30 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 9:00 am. Interment will follow to the City of Laredo Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 59 of Laredo and Presentation of the U.S. Flag will be provided by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.

Pallbearers are Ruben Hinojosa, Mario Garcia, Juan Rodriguez, Jerry Macias, Jorge Guerra, Roberto Macias Jr., Jason Macias, and Rodolfo Macias.

The family will be live streaming the funeral services at on Monday, starting at 5:00 pm.

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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, December 27, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Time: 9:00 am

St. John Neumann Catholic Church


102 W. Hillside
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: April 13, 1947
Died: December 21, 2021

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Flora Hernandez posted on 6/30/22

In memory of Roberto Macias, Flora Hernandez lit a candle


Flora Hernandez posted on 6/30/22

My condolences to all his family may he Rip


Juan E Zamora posted on 12/28/21

Robert was always around my house as I grew up. He was my brother's friend from the neighborhood, later he played and toured with Isidro Lopez that's where my dad played. Later in life I got to play with Robe as well. You'll be missed in the music scene and you'll be missed in my family. Rest in peace.


Mr. & Mrs. Jorge A. Arredondo posted on 12/28/21

Our deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one and good friend to us. He will always be remembered as a kind heated person who always was there for you. May he rest in peace with our Heavenly Fater our Lord Jesus Christ.


Sergio Botello posted on 12/28/21

My most sincere condolences to the Macias family. God Roberto was a great person very humble and caring , please open the golden gates to eternal peace in Paradise. Primito may you rest in Peace.


Sean Claes posted on 12/27/21

Macias and I were the odd friends. He was in his 50s when I was in my 20s but my “old soul” got along with his “young at heart” really well. We used to sit outside his house (which we nicknamed “The Lazy M”) and have a few beverages… maybe a little carne (chicken leg quarters) and we’d tell stories and jokes. “I was born very little when I was very young” was how he’d begin his childhood stories… (I’ve adopted saying that… but he was where I heard it). Over the years we took trips together - Acapulco when I won the trip on a radio station, Cancun to celebrate his son’s high school graduation and Huatulco to celebrate my College graduation. We’d only seen each other a handful of times for a quick visit in the last 25 years. I know he’s jamming with a heckava Conjunto/Country band up there in a Heavenly bar. Save me a seat near the bass player when I get there. Love you, Macias.


Javier Garcia posted on 12/27/21

My sincerest condolences to JoAnn, Robert Jr., Rogelio and the rest of the Macias family.  My earliest memory of Robert is from 1978 when I was about 8 years old.  My big brother Mario took me with him to a quincianera gig Mesquite had at Holy Redeemer.  I recorded what I could on my little Radio Shack cassette recorder and remember being amazed at Robert's playing and vocal harmonies.  As I grew older, I was allowed on occasion to accompany Mesquite on gigs and helped with the unloading, setup, soundcheck and breakdown afterwards.  Robert and Ruben always made me feel welcome, like I was part of it even though I wasn't.  After leaving Laredo for college, I would look for Mesquite at Charlie's Corona then later at Banda's Sports Bar on my occasional visits home hoping I could sit in with them for a few tunes.  Robert always greeted me with with his huge warm smile and a loud "Javi!" as soon as he saw me, no matter how long it had been since we saw each other last.  "Vas a tocar?" he would ask.  I would attempt to channel a little bit of Stevie Ray Vaughan,  Santana and ZZ Top.  After my three or four songs, he always gave me his warm smile and said "Javi, always a pleasure!"  He was always a sweetheart.  Never an ill word to say about anyone!  I will truly miss Robert but know that this is not a forever farewell. He is not gone, his spirit lives on.  Robert has transcended into the next life.  I believe Jesus our Lord couldn't wait any longer to have him join that great band upstairs.  Hasta luego Robert my friend, rest in peace.  It was always a pleasure!


Jose A. Macias posted on 12/27/21

I'm so sorry to hear of my cousin 's passing, love and prayers to family and friends.


Jorge Medina posted on 12/27/21

En Paz Descanse mi Compadre Roberto Macias! I will miss you for ever. You were always like a Brother for me. Thank you for all the years of music and playing together in different groups. Dios lo tenga en su Santa Gloria. Love you, Choche


Mario L. Ortiz posted on 12/27/21

In memory of Roberto Macias, Mario L. Ortiz lit a candle


Mario L. Ortiz posted on 12/27/21

Roberto was a very good friend of mine also a school buddy once in a while I would borrow his bass guitar to play on events and he would use my homemade bass guitar to practice with his band . On behalf of myself,my wife and family I would like to express my deepest condolences to his wife and family from a great friend of his, he will always be remembered by us. Mario and Mona Ortiz and family . May He Rest In Peace


Jesse Sandoval posted on 12/27/21

May he rest in peace...i remember seeing him play bass guitar with a band at TKO and saying to myself "This guy plays so in the pocket he is very good" ..later on we became friends and he would BBQ at his place and we would drink beer and jam on acoustic going to miss him


Gloria Luan Martinez posted on 12/24/21

My most sincerest condolences to my first cousin's family and friends. My dad Francisco Inocencio Luan was Roberto's mom Isabel Luan Macias brother. My dad passed away in 1987 but I know that he loved his nephews and nieces as well as his entire family because he would mention them often. Blessings and may God grant his family and friends the comfort and strength during this difficult time. Sincerely, Gloria Luan Martinez.♥️⚘


Flora Hernandez posted on 12/23/21

My Condolences to all his family may he,Amen ??