Agapito Contreras Alaniz, Sr., 72, died February 20, 2016. He was born August 18, 1943 in Jim Wells County to Nicolas and Dominga Alaniz.

He was preceded in death by daughter Thelma Vera, parents and brothers.

He is survived by his wife Elida Alaniz, daughter Nora Lee Paez, two sons Agapito Alaniz, Jr. of Alice and Juan Martin Alaniz of Sandia, step son Thomas Garza of Houston, sisters Cristela Solano of Orange Grove, Beatrice Sifuentes, Maria Valdez and Rogelia Alaniz all of Dallas, two brothers Santiago Alaniz of Orange Grove and Armando Alaniz of Houston and four grandchildren.

A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. February 24 at Dobie Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. February 25 at The Grove Baptist Church in Orange Grove. Burial will follow in Pro-Union Cemetery in Orange Grove.

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