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Alvaro Parra

February 15, 1954 — December 7, 2022

Alvaro “Al” Parra was born February 15, 1954 in Harlingen, Texas and was called home by his Lord and Savior December 7, 2022. He was a 1972 graduate of the Harlingen Cardinals, he attended Pan American university in Edinburg obtaining an Associates degree in Architecture. Al worked with his father building homes in Harlingen and Brownsville. In 1979 he started Architectural Woodworking Supplies building beautiful cabinets, entertainment centers, China cabinets, mantels and custom woodwork that is showcased in many homes & businesses throughout the Rio Grande Valley. After retiring, he went back to work as a Kitchen Specialist for Home Depot and then for Lowes where he designed kitchens for many homes. He retired once again, but found himself in Houston for a few years helping his brother in his woodworking business.

Al was a devoted father to his children Justin and Alison as they were growing up. He attended most of their Sporting Events and enjoyed being their biggest Cheerleader and taking endless pictures of each one.

Al is predeceased by his parents, Cesar Sr & Rosa Parra and his brother, Robert Parra,

He is survived by his son, Justin (Tara) Parra and their children Olivia, Rowan and Vaughn of Jonestown, Texas; his daughter, Alison (Ben) Abrigo and their daughter Mackenzie of Harlingen, Texas; brothers, Cesar Jr. (Josie), Raymond (Irene), Israel (Yoli); several cousins, nieces and nephews; and is fondly remembered by his ex-wife, Julie Morrow.

Al’s family will receive relatives and friends for a Celebration of Life on Friday, December 16, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Business 77, San Benito, Texas 78586.

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Friday, December 16, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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