Juan Serna, 82, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008.

He was born on March 30, 1926, in Corpus Christi to Dario and Petra Sanchez Serna.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Ezequiel "Zeke" Serna.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Serna of Banquete; his children, Elvia Zamora of Mission, Dario Serna, Sam Serna, Irma Sierra, Adam Serna, Lydia Medrano, all of Banquete, Sylvia Watson of Davenport, Fla., and Carlos Serna of Corpus Christi; his sister, Cecilia Villarreal of Edinburg; his brother, Pablo Serna of California; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, May 4, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed at Banquete Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.