Jose Antonio “Tony” Lara, 41, entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 13, 2015 in a San Antonio hospital after a sudden illness. He was born in Falfurrias, Texas on June 4, 1973 to Bruno Lara Jr. and Maria Gloria Hernandez Lara.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Gloria Lara, his grandmother, Victoria Hernandez and an uncle, Jose Arnoldo Hernandez.

Tony is survived by his father, Bruno Lara Jr. Falfurrias, Texas; grandfather, Arturo Hernandez of Ramirez, Texas; one brother, Bruno (Analisa) Lara III of Ramirez, Texas; one sister, Michelle Cantu of Ramirez, Texas; two half-sister, Bonnie Lara and April Lara both of Falfurrias, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas. Interment will follow at the Benavides Cemetery in Benavides, Texas.

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Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home.