AMerican Veteran 11

Humberto R. Cruz

November 22, 1948 ~ May 21, 2021 (age 72)


Taft- Humberto R. Cruz passed away on May 21, 2021. He was 72.

Humberto was born in Taft, Texas on November 22, 1948 to Juan and Angelmira (Rodriguez) Cruz. He was a lifelong resident of Taft, Texas. Humberto worked as a laborer for Taft Co-op and was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

Preceding in death are his parents: Juan and Angelmira Cruz; brother: Juan Cruz, Jr.

Survivors include his son: Humberto R. Cruz, Jr. (Lisa) of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter: Melissa Banda (Ram) of Corpus Christi, Texas; grandchildren: Cambryn James Cruz, Valerie Morales, Kasandra Rodarte (John), Kristina Alejandro (Rene), Ram Banda, III, Roel Banda (Stephanie) and Rowdy Banda; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers: Joe Cruz (Cindy) of Portland, Texas, Arnoldo Cruz (Ludy) of Corpus Christi, Texas, Manuel Cruz, Billy Cruz (Irma) and Chris Cruz (Melody) all of Taft, Texas; sister: Irma Olvera (Lupe) of Taft, Texas.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 6:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Taft. A Holy Rosary will be recited the same evening at 7:00 PM at the church. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 27, 2021, 11:30 PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Taft. A Graveside Service will follow at 1:00 PM in Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers will be Rowdy Banda, John Rodarte, Rene Alejandro, Juan E. Olvera, Joe D. Cruz and Billy Cruz.

Honorary pallbearers will be ITS3, Roel Banda, United States Navy and Cambryn James Cruz.

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Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton.  

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May 26, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Recitation of the Rosary
May 26, 2021

7:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Funeral Mass
May 27, 2021

11:30 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Graveside Service
May 27, 2021

1:00 PM
Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery
9974 IH37 Access Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78410-1408

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