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Jose L. Aguirre

November 28, 1935 — January 11, 2024

San Benito, Texas

Jose L. Aguirre was born on November 28, 1935 in San Benito, Texas to Tomas and Evangelina Aguirre.  He passed peacefully on January 11, 2024 with family members by his side.

“Pickles” or “Pepe”, as everybody knew him, attended all his schooling in San Benito.  He was an all-around athlete, participating in football, wrestling and Golden Gloves boxing, but his love was for baseball.  Pickles was an avid Greyhound and Dallas Cowboys fan his whole life.  He was also a proud veteran, serving a total of 6 years in the US Army and Army Reserves.

Pickles had several interesting occupations, including being a bootmaker at one point.  Most of his work career involved serving as a bailiff for Judge Roy Valdez in the Cameron County court system.  This led him to enjoy following local politics throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his, wife Rita; his parents, Tomas and Evangelina Aguirre; his siblings, Tomas, Eugenio, Viola, Olga, Mary Alice, Corina, Robert, Eva, Florestella, and Dora. Pickles is the last of his generation of 11 siblings to pass.

He is survived by his children, Dora del Valle (Joe) and Ruben Aguirre (Noe).  Pickles and Rita also loved their young neighbor, Rene Paredez Jr., and enjoyed watching him grow from a young child to a young man.  Pickles will also be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and other relatives of his through marriage.

The Aguirre family will receive friends and relatives on Monday, January 15, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home.  A recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 o’clock Monday evening.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Benedict Catholic Church.  Following the Mass, Pickles will be laid to rest with full military honors at Mont Meta Memorial Park.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Rene Paredez Jr., Rene Paredez Sr., Martin Zapata, John Silva, Jon Jon Silva, and David Daniel Montemayor.  Honorary pallbearer will be his best friend, Jorge Treviño.

The family is grateful for the loving care provided to Pickles by the staff of AngelCare Homes, as well as the hospice providers of Amedisys.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jose L. Aguirre, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, January 15, 2024

2:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Recitation of the Holy Rosary

Monday, January 15, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Interment following Mass

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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