Gene Bernal

Gene Bernal, 72, of Winters, formerly of Uvalde, died Dec. 31, 2013, in a tragic automobile accident. A rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at Uvalde Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born Oct. 10, 1941, in Bluett to Bertha Lerma Bernal and Eugenio Bernal, and was raised in Uvalde. Bernal graduated from Uvalde High School and attended Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde. He married Dora Arredondo July 5, 1964, in Uvalde. Bernal worked for Sam Cane in Corpus Christi and owned two restaurants in Uvalde. He also worked as a meat market manager for Safeway in Ft. Worth, and while there owned the Bernal Real Estate Company. He and his family moved to Winters in 1986 and opened Casa Cabana Restaurant and owned Bernal Meat Processing in Coleman. In 1989 they had Casa Cabana #2 in Ballinger for a short time. He was a big supporter of the Winters Public Library. He was a member of the Winters Chamber of Commerce and had served on the Winters City Council. He was a Catholic. He is survived by his wife, resident of Winters; one daughter, Elma Jean Bernal of Winters; three sons, Gene Bernal IV of Winters, Albert Bernal and wife, Christy, of Lubbock and Erik Bernal and wife, Heidi, of San Antonio; one sister, Minerva Bernal-Perez of Boerne; one brother, Richard Delgado of Greeley, Colo.; and 16 grandchildren, Riley Daniel Ripley, Jimmy John Ripley, Julie Lynn Reyna, Mercedes Rachia Bernal, Victoria Myrriah-Renee Bernal, Hunter Nicole Bernal, Nathaniel Bernal, Noah Gene Bernal, Chandler Kae Bernal, Aliyah Katrina Sanchez, Tea Katrina Escarsega, Elle Katrina Escarsega, Kire Katrina Bernal, Bryn Katrina Bernal, Marcus C. Guerrero and Matthew C. Guerrero. UVALDE FUNERAL HOME
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