Leopoldo Cruz, 88, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Portland, TX. Mr. Cruz was born on April 21, 1930 in Taft, TX. He was a lifelong resident of Rockport, TX, where he worked on boats as a supervisor at the Rockport ship yard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lazaro Cruz and Refugia Salazar Cruz; six brothers, Lazaro Cruz Jr., Manuel Cruz, Guscente Cruz, Inocencio Cruz, Agapito Cruz and Alpeto Cruz; four sisters, Carolina Cruz, Rosalie Cruz, Alicia Cruz and Anita Cruz; one great-granddaughter, Kaylen McBroom.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Anita Sanchez Cruz; six children which include, his three sons, Leopoldo (Nivea) Cruz Jr., Leonardo (Stefanie) Cruz, Gary (Miranda) Cruz; three daughters, Anita Cruz, Nancy Vanderberry (Michael Saga), Crystal (Christopher) Peña; twenty-three grandchildren, Aerial Everett, Samantha Cruz, Bridget Cruz, Michael Cruz, Joshua Cruz, Keanu Cruz, Leonardo Cruz Jr., Melyn Cruz, Steven Schwering, Scott Schwering, Marlena Felstead, Trey Felstead, Robert Vanderberry, Jesse Vanderberry, Heather Bishop, Abel Longoria Jr., Amanda Longoria, Allen Christopher Longoria, Anton Longoria, Javier Galvan, Anthony Peña, Desiree Peña, Angel Peña and 27 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2018 with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockport, TX. Mass will be celebrated by Father Raynaldo Yrlas, Jr.
Christian Burial will follow at Fulton Cemetery in Fulton, TX.
Online condolences may be left at www.charliemarshallfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements entrusted to
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory 2003 W. Wheeler Ave. Aransas Pass, Texas 78336
My condolences to the family of Leopoldo, my older brother
whom I loved very much and I will greatly miss.
Elidia Cruz GarciaHOUSTON, TX
My Love and deepest condolences to Tio Polos family.
I can remember him as always smiling and laughing
and a very kind person.
He was a gentle kind hearted person.
He always could make one smile when one was sad.
He loved to write when he was young.
He was so blessed to have a tremendous family.
God be with all and give ya'll strength and peace!
Velma Lee Garcia AlvaradoHOUSTON, TX
Our deepest condolences to the family of Leopolodo Cruz, Sr.
Tio Polo was a great, kind & loving man.
Mr. & Mrs. Inocencio Cruz, Jr.Rockport, TX