Julio Vargas died on December 27, 2019 at the age of 96. He was born on October 10, 1923 to Valentine and Emilia Vargas.
Vargas is preceded in death by his wife Benita T. Vargas, children Maria Estel Vargas, Ethel Alisa Vargas, Jose Julio Vargas, Jose Luis Vargas, Maria Luisa Trevino, grandson Vincent Vargas, sisters Catarine Vargas, Josefa and husband Chano DeLeon, Norberta De La Rosa, and his brothers Francisco Vargas and wife Julia Hernandez and Manuel Vargas.
He is survived by his daughter Rosa Vargas Rodriguez, son Juan F. and wife Patricia Vargas, grandchildren Melissa Trevino, Guadalupe Rodriguez Jr., America M. Rodriguez, Juan P. Rodriguez, Angela E. Rodriguez, Joe Jason Vargas, Juan F. and wife Jessica Vargas Jr., Michael A. and wife Rosemary Vargas and Veronica L. Vargas, great-grandchildren Guadalupe and wife Ashley Rodriguez III, Rosalinda R. and husband Victor Tellez, Guadalupe and wife Veronica Rodriguez, Guianna M. and husband Joseph Rodriguez, Rochelle R. and husband Max Obregon, Gabriel Rodriguez, Arabella Rose M. Rodriguez, Emily Vargas, Michael Vargas Jr., Angela Vargas, Jaxon Carrizales, Camila Carrizales and his great-great grandchildren Jenessa Jo Castor, Giselle N. Rodriguez, Diana Rae Tellez, Devena Tellez, Desirae Tellez, Victor Tellez Jr., Vincent Tellez, Jameson Ochoa and Madalyn Obregon.
During his lifetime he worked in the Chicago-land area doing landscaping. In the 1980’s he settled in Cotulla with his family. Julio was his own boss, working as a jack-of-all-trades in the community. A story teller of his life and lover of music, he played his accordion and guitar till the end.
Memorial Services were held on Thursday, January 2 at Peters Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 1 p.m.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla.