Jesus G Silvas, Jr. passed away on Wednesday November 4, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to Tomasa and was raised by Jose Orona, Sr. His love for his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends was felt and seen by everyone that came to know him. He worked as a mechanic for his entire life, there was not an engine he could not repair. One of his favorite hobbies was fixing antique vehicles with his son. He rebuilt several vehicles, but his favorite was his Model A. He proudly drove the Model A in various parades and displayed it in car shows. His love for racing, lead him to form his own racing team named “Pecos Rabbit.” He shared his passion for racing with his brothers, friends and even made his daughters honorary pit crew members. His favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys, he was a true fan no matter what!
To say that we will miss his humor and clever sayings is an understatement. He was taken too soon, but we take comfort that he is in God’s hands. You will be forever missed and will certainly not be forgotten, rest in peace our loving Dad, or “Tata” as his grandchildren fondly called him and was known as “Chuna” by his friends.
He is proceeded in death by his father; Jose Orona Sr, mother; Tomasa Orona, brother; Bibiano Silvas and granddaughter; Amber-Lee Matta.
Survivors include his brothers; Moises Orona, Jose (Joe) Orona, Jr., Ray Orona, Fred Orona, Melvin (Melo) Orona, Tommy (Tomate) Orona, sisters; Daquina Machuca, Sandy Rodriguez, Nancy Orona daughters; Cherry Guerrero, Debbie Garcia, Michelle Lara, Melissa Silvas, Traci Ramirez, Sally Silvas, Clarissa Silvas, June Silvas, Hope Silvas, son; Jesus (Tui ) Silvas III 15 Grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Visitation Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and Wednesday November 11, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Rosary will be at 2 pm on Wednesday at Pecos Funeral Home on 607 W 3rd; St Pecos Texas. You may attend the rosary via Zoom; meeting number 87835910833 and passcode 388907.
Graveside service, Thursday November 12th at 10:00 am at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers Allen Almuina, Chris Guerrero, J Ross Lara, Brandon Ramirez, Justin Ramirez, Avery Rivera and Aaron Garcia.
Due to COVID-19 all services are limited to family only up to 40 persons, masks are required at all times and social distancing is required.