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Ramiro “Ram” Longoria, 71, of Victoria, Texas, entered eternal rest on June 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Hospice of South Texas Dornburg Center of Compassion-Inpatient Center.
Ram was born on October 27, 1947, to Antonio and Anita Martinez Longoria in Nordheim, Texas. He was a graduate of Nordheim High School. Ram proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and later continued his service in the United States Navy Reserve.
Throughout his lifetime, Ram worked tirelessly serving his community. He held various offices, including Grand Knight, in Knights of Columbus Council #8388. He was Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in Council # 9088. Ram was also a member of the Knights of St. Gregory. He was an active Eucharistic minister for many years at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and Santisima Trinidad Catholic Church. In addition to volunteering in his religious community, Ram enjoyed supporting LULAC and VFW.
Ram is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Linda Garza Longoria; his pet dog of 20 years, Shorty Lynn; brothers, Florentino “Tino” (Minnie) Longoria of San Antonio, TX., Pedro (Anne) Longoria of La Grange, GA, Tony (Hope) Longoria of Nordheim, TX., sisters, Esmeralda Henry of Austin, TX., Natalie (George) Felan of League City, TX., Simona (Ernest) Pena of Victoria, TX., numerous nieces and nephews, including special nephews, Larry (Dee) Rodriquez, Lance Rodriquez, Ethan Rodriquez and Layton Rodriquez of Victoria, TX.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lupe Pena, Ben Longoria, Edward Longoria and twin brother Raymond “Ray” Longoria.
Visitation and Rosary service will be on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 5pm to 9pm with a Rosary to be recited at 7pm at Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Victoria. Visitation will resume at 8:15am at Santisima Trinidad with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated by Bishop David Eugene Fellhauer at 9am at Santisima Trinidad. Burial will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX., at a later date.
Pallbearers include Tino Longoria Jr., Raymond Longoria, Ramiro Longoria, John Longoria, Michael Pena and Tony Longoria Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers include John Clegg, John Espinoza, Joe Ornelas, Fred Sauceda and Paul Padilla.
Special acknowledgements and thanks to nieces, Rosalinda Pennington and Marilyn Bulger.
Under the direction of Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Victoria, Texas