James Edward Bravo | 1921 – 2014 | Obituary

ZAPATA, TEXAS—James Edward “Eddie” Bravo, good lifelong citizen of Zapata, Tx, but is currently staying in Laredo, passed away soundly into the arms your loving Lord towards . He was produced to your July 25, 1921, during the Edinburg, Texas, and you can finished from McAllen High school.

Shortly after 30 years operating, Eddie retired inside the 1983

He is preceded into the death from the their girlfriend, Ana Maria Casso Bravo; their mothers, Zapata County Legal Manuel B. Bravo and you can Josefa Villarreal Bravo; an aunt, Aurora Bravo Cabello; a grandchild, Melissa Ann Espinoza Rocha, a beneficial-grandchild, Allysia Lynn Solano; a guy-in-legislation, Hector Meters. Medina, and you can a sister-in-rules, Virginia Flower Bravo.

Eddie try live by the one or two sons, James Edward Espinoza from Austin and you will J. Edward (Martha) Bravo away from Laredo; two girl, Gloria Alicia Medina out of Laredo and you may JoEmma (Gilbert) Quezada from San Antonio; and grandkids: James Edward Valdez, Michael Anthony Valdez away from San Antonio; James Vidal Espinoza and you can James Edward Espinoza, Michele Espinoza off Austin; Hector Manuel (Patty) Medina, Debbie (Victor)Garcia, Ana Maria Medina, George (Laila) Medina off Laredo; Monica (Rick) Solano of Seguin; JoAnn (Jorge Abel) Garcia out of San Antonio; David Medina away from Laredo; Lyanna (Dustin) Traylen out-of Montreal, Canada; Dinorah (es Edward Bravo, III from Laredo; and numerous great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Joseph Adolph Bravo away from Monahans and you will Manuel B. Bravo, Jr. (Olivia Olga) out-of Laredo; one sister, Virginia Ellen Bravo Lopez regarding McAllen and also by of numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.

Eddie served their nation through the WWII by hiring on the U.S. Army Sky Force inside July 1940, and you will try honorably released due to the fact a staff sergeant in the November 1945. The guy obtained many commendations to own his premium performance throughout the repair and you will assessment of aircrafts. Following the conflict, he offered regarding the U.S. Air Push Supplies Corp out of November 1945 so you can Oct 1948. As he was working for brand new Texas Petroleum Company for the Escobas, Texas, the guy hitched Ana Maria. Eddie began their illustrious industry since the a successful organization business person into the 1945 in real estate with his father and more youthful aunt Joe within the a company entitled Bravo, Bravo Bravo. 24 months later on, the 3 of those was indeed region owners of Zapata Motors and you can Zapata Change.

Regarding 1947 to 1949, Mr. Bravo struggled to obtain the brand new U.S. Institution regarding Agriculture into the Mexico into U. He offered because a community General Paymaster, then because the an administrative Secretary where he checked brand new paymasters allotted to his district and aided regarding the thinking of the area finances. Upon his come back to Zapata, he work a packing lost to have distribution tomatoes and onions, and you can purchased the Farmers Super market, a feed store where the guy sold manure and you may pesticides. Next season the guy and his father unwrapped brand new Delma ranch in which the guy bought and sold ranch gizmos. To your January 23, 1953 Wicca-Dating, Eddie unsealed the brand new Lake Also have Shop in conjunction with the Lake Design Team in the Zapata and later extra the newest West Vehicle operation. He had been a part of one or two other regional entrepreneurs regarding the business of one’s First Federal Bank out of Zapata inside 1962. The guy turned a rental shareholder, vice-president, chairman, and soon after given that a member of the fresh new Panel out of Directors up to their resignation into the 1979. He had been one of the primary three organizers of your IBC bank in Zapata and then have supported just like the a member of the Board regarding Administrators back in 1984. For the 1992, he had been called president of board of your IBC lender up to 2009. He was also a charter associate and you may previous chairman of Zapata Lions Club; an old member of the newest Knights of Columbus; a constitution member and you can three identity president of Zapata Gun Club; a good lifelong member of the fresh Federal Rifle Association; a former chairman of your Zapata County Democratic People to possess ten years; a member of the brand new Western Legion since 1947; a past person in the Zapata County Chamber out-of Commerce; and you can a person in the brand new Elks Resorts. An avid golfer, Eddie is crucial throughout the development of Zapatas Los Ebanos Tennis Movement, and supported given that a rent user, once the a screen affiliate, and you can movie director of Zapata Golf Relationship. He had been together with a keen ardent and you will eager outdoorsman who had a good enjoying passion for search and you may fishing.

Their relatives are seriously pleased and happy to possess had for example a sensational and you may loving father, grandfather, and you will a great-father, spouse, and pal. Eddie stayed a complete and enjoyable life. His presence in life might be dearly missed by his family and friends and all just who know him, however, his charismatic look, attraction, laughter, love of life, friendliness and you may gusto for lifetime often permanently live-in the minds of those whose lifestyle he handled.

We could possibly including wanna show our very own gratitude to Dr. Milton Haber and to all personnel at Laredo Medical Rehab Heart in addition to Laredo Specialization Healthcare.

Visitation times took place with the Friday, , away from six p.m. so you can nine p.yards. that have an effective rosary at the seven p.m. from the Flower Yard Funeral service Home.

The funeral service procession departed into the Monday, , on 9:30 a beneficial.m. getting a beneficial 10 an excellent.meters. funeral Bulk within The Women from Lourdes Catholic Church.

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Burial properties then followed in the Zapata County Cemetery, in addition to complete Army Celebrates by Western Legion Post 486 Colour Protect.

Funeral arrangements was according to the direction from Rose Lawn Funeral Domestic Daniel A great. Gonzalez, Funeral Manager, 2102 N. All of us HWY 83 Zapata, Colorado.

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