Nicolas G. Villela Jr., 56, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007.

He was born on April 12, 1951 in Rio Hondo to Nicolas Villela Sr. and Eulalia Galvan Villela. He was a Catholic and former resident of Robstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicolas and Eulalia Villela.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Eloisa Villela of Modesto, Calif.; his children, Rosa Garcia, Nicolas Villela III, Patricia Villela, Maria Dolores Villela and Eduardo Villela all of Modesto, Calif., Joe Luis Villela of San Diego, Calif., Emma LaCour of Corpus Christi, and Elias Soliz of Roanoke, Va.; one sister, Rosa Munguia of Robstown; three brothers, Hector Villela, Ernesto Villela and David Villela all of Robstown; 20 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Robstown Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.