Pastor Vicente Ruiz Yanez Jr., 77, died on May 12, 2023. He was born on November 22, 1945, to Vicente and Beatriz (Balderas) Yanez.
He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings and his first wife/mother of his children Manuela (Ramos) Yanez and his grandson.
Yanez is survived by his wife Antonia Yanez, children Vicente III (Silvia) Yanez, Beatriz Yanez, Juan Jose Yanez, Norma Alicia Yanez, Maria Elena (Kevin) Martin, and Maria Alicia Yanez. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pastor Yanez gave 48 years of his life to his father and 35 years as a pastor. His favorite bible verse was Mark 16:15 “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’ He also enjoyed Psalm 100.
Visitation was held on Thursday, May 18 at Peters Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Services were held on Friday, May 19 at the Encinal Community Church (formerly – First Presbyterian Church of Encinal) at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Encinal Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla.