Manuel Benavidez Pedroza aka “Pachuco” formerly of Cotulla, died on January 7, 2021 at the age of 86. He was born October 24, 1934 to Francisco Pedroza and Guadalupe Benavidez Pedroza in Woodward.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Manuel Pedrosa (Manuel grande) and Alejos Pedroza, sisters Amelia P. Rivera, Francisca P. Rios, Olivia Mendoza and Margarita Pedrosa.
Manuel is survived by his wife of 36 years Francis Mendez, children Manuel G. Pedroza, Jr. (Cleo), Ricardo G. Pedroza (Adelmira), Ernesto G. Pedroza (Debi), Pablo Garcia, Maria Elena Pedroza, Guadalupe Pedroza Alvarez, Jose Pedroza Alvarez, Jerry Mendez (Lisa) and Grace Ayala (Valdo), brothers Jose B. Pedroza and Francisco B. Pedroza Jr., sisters Fidela P. Casillas, Paulina P. Loera, and Maribelle Benavidez, 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Manuel worked in the agriculture industry, working as a truck driver for Delavan Farms/Rodriguez Brother’s in Delavan, Wisconsin, James Dahl in Minnesota, Chiodo Farm and Dilley Feed & Grain in Dilley, and Pedroza Trucking in Marengo, Illinois.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 13 at Peters Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, January 14 at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at the Cotulla Southwest Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla.