Ruben F. Barrera, 54, passed away on July 8, 2011.

He was born in Robstown on Oct. 14, 1956 to Jose Maria de Pilar Barrera Sr. and Elida Franco Barrera. Ruben was a stock clerk employed with L3 Communications for several years, as well as a longtime resident of Robstown and Corpus Christi.

He was preceded in death by his father; his father-in-law, Apolonio Gomez Jr.; one brother, Joe Barrera Jr.; and his grandparents, Jose Maria Barrera, Maria de Jesus Barrera, Manuel Franco and Anita Leal Franco.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Nora Gomez Barrera; his mother, Elida F. Barrera of Robstown; his brothers and sisters, Johnny (Isabel) Barrera, Elias (Elva) Barrera, Fernando Barrera, Belia Barrera, Elia (Guy) Stone, Daniel Barrera all of Robstown, Diamantina (Robert) Trevino of San Antonio, Hector (Sherrie) Barrera of Stilwell, Okla. and Ricky Barrera of Wolfforth; his aunts, Hortencia Vallejo of Mercedes and Julia Gutierrez of Robstown; his mother-in-law, Xochtil R. Gomez of Corpus Christi; two sister-in-laws, Laura (Mario) Hinojosa-Garza and Lydia Nelda Duenes, both of Corpus Christi; cousin, Senovio Barrera of Portland; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Robstown. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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