Juan Rivera Sr. passed away suddenly at the age of 65 on December 21, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas on July 19, 1953 to Santiago Rivera Sr. and Emma G. Rivera.
He was a baker all his life; starting at his family owned bakery the “City Bakery” and retiring after 28 years at H.E.B #12. Juan enjoyed going to the Casinos and playing with the gambling machines. Juan will be missed by so many people, he was a people person.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Santiago Rivera Jr.
He is survived by a son Juan Rivera Jr. and two daughters; Jennifer Rivera Gomez (Tony) and Jenilee Rivera, the Love of his Life Martha Martinez, three brothers; Ray Rivera (Lupe), Rogelio Rivera, Pablo Rivera (Juana), two sisters; Rosita De Lapaz and Irma Pena and several nieces and nephews and numerous grandchildren.
Visitation will held at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home with a Rosary that same evening at 7:00 pm.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, January 4, 2019.
Interment to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.