Jose Maria Vargas, 79, of Falfurrias passed away Saturday April 17, 2010 at a nursing home in Falfurrias.

He was born on July 21, 1930 to Candelario Vargas and Otilia Cadena Vargas in Falfurrias.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nicolasa Hernandez and brothers, Francisco "Pancho" Sanchez and Jose Angel Vargas.

Survivors include his sister, Marcela V. Reyes of Robstown; two brothers, Candelario Vargas, of Falfurrias, and Elevino Vargas of Robstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2010 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams in Falfurrias.

Interment followed at the Falfurrias Burial Park.

Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams, Falfurrias.