Ricardo Villarreal Rios, 68, passed away at New Life Assisted Living Center in Donna, Texas, on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022. Ricardo was born on June 16, 1953 to Julio and Adalia Villarreal. Ricardo was a life-long resident of Donna, contributing his time and talents to the community.
Ricardo worked for the City of Donna for over thirty years, eventually managing the water department. He served as a volunteer firefighter when he wasn't working and led the department as chief for two years. In addition, Ricardo chose to coach Little League Soccer and Pony League Baseball for many years in his spare time. Ricardo also loved to grill and barbecue, and no surprise, most of his delicious barbecue would be donated to local fundraising causes.
Ricardo was a very caring and loving man. He took care of his wife throughout her illness with compassion and patience.
Ricardo is preceded in death by his loving wife, Eloisa, maternal grandparents, Enrique and Jesusa Villarreal, paternal grandparents, Victor and Luz Rios, and parents, Julio and Adalia Rios.
He is survived by his son, Richard W. Rios, daughter, Ana Rosa Rosas, sisters, Natalia Valencia, Isabel Ozuna, Amelia Ramirez, Olivia Rios, and Ninfa Rios, sister in law, Chris Nieto, grandchildren, Isaac, Victoria, Aiden, and Emmanuel Rios, Eric and Paris Gonzalez.
On Thursday, March 24th, 2-9 pm, Visitation will be at McCaleb Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Friday, March 25th, 10 am, at Donna City Cemetery.