87S30202 BHH-D
  By: Herrero H.R. No. 132
         WHEREAS, A full and generous life drew to a close with the
  passing of Leonel Rios Sr. of Taft on August 9, 2021, at the age of
  87; and
         WHEREAS, The son of Fernando and Carolina Rios, Leo Rios was
  born in Kingsville on October 15, 1933, and he grew up with the
  companionship of a brother, Domingo; as a young boy, he moved with
  his family to Gregory and went on to graduate from Gregory High
  School; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Rios enjoyed a successful career as a purchasing
  agent and manager in the electronics industry, and he eventually
  became the owner and operator of International Electronics in
  Corpus Christi; in addition, he benefited his community as a board
  member for the Gregory-Portland Independent School District, and he
  often served as master of ceremonies for weddings and quinceañeras;
         WHEREAS, Above all else, Mr. Rios was a devoted husband to
  his wife, Margarita, with whom he shared a rewarding union that
  spanned nearly 68 years; he took great pride in his eight children,
  Leonel, Diana, Gracie, Jake, Raquel, Celia, Victoria, and Ben, and
  with the passing years, he welcomed into his family 19
  grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a man of deep faith, he
  was a lifelong congregant of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
  in Gregory; and
         WHEREAS, Although Leo Rios is deeply missed, this beloved man
  has left his family and friends with many cherished memories, and he
  will forever hold a treasured place in their hearts; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the life of
  Leonel Rios Sr. and extend sincere condolences to all who mourn his
  passing; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Leonel Rios