Roberto P. Valerio, 86, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 20, 2012. He was born in Nixon, Texas on August 7, 1926 to Cruz and Juanita Pantoja Valerio. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

He goes home to reunite with his parents, one son, Armando Valerio, Sr., six sisters, Maria Gamez, Andrea Martinez, Olivia Maldonado, Paula Garza, Modesta Longoria, Josephine Riojas, one brother, Felix Riojas, and one grandson, Armando Valerio Jr. who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years of marriage, Tome Valerio of Banquete, Texas; one son, Rene (Jovita) Trevino of Littlefield, Texas; five grandchildren, Amanda Lee Valerio of Robstown, Texas, Alexander H. Valerio of Banquete, Texas, Chavela Trevino, Jose Luis Trevino, and Luisa Trevino of Littlefield, Texas. He will also be missed by his three great grandchildren, Felicita Zaragoza, Yazmine Zaragoza, and Jaylynn Zaragoza all of Robstown, Texas, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends who loved him deeply.

A Funeral Mass was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012 at St. Michael the Archangel in Banquete, Texas. Burial followed at Banquete Cemetery.

Arrangements Entrusted to Ramon Funeral Home, Inc.