Jesus C. Briones, 65, passed away Nov. 28, 2011.

He was born July 20, 1946 in Corpus Christi to Catarino Briones and Juanita Cantu-Smithwick, and was raised by his grandparents Catarino Baldonado and Emma Chapa.

Briones was a Catholic and a self-employed mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Briones is survived by his wife, Diana Briones, of Corpus Christi; three children, Jesse (Lori) Briones Jr. of Austin, Norma (Barth) Smith of Victoria and Juan Briones of Corpus Christi; three sisters, Josie Trevino of Dallas, Mary Ann Gonzales of Victoria and Virgie Briones of San Antonio; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was held Dec. 2, 2011 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown.

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