Mr. Jesus G. "Chuy" Canales a resident of Alice, Texas, passed away on the 7 of April 2013.
He fought a long battle with several complications that were a result of Agent Orange exposure in his Vietnam tour. He was surrounded by his friends and family as he slowly drifted off to heaven.
Jesus G. "Chuy" Canales was born in McAllen, Texas on November 6, 1945 to Marcelo and Conrada Canales of La Sejita, Texas. He attended school in Ramirez, Texas and graduated from Benavides High School.
Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where served two years and fought in Vietnam for one tour with the 4th Infantry Division. He received several commendations, including the Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Sharp Shooter on Machine gun M-60 and Expert Badge M-16. After his honorable discharge, he was married to Raquel Rangel Canales of Alice Texas for 45 and a half years and had two sons, Jesus R. Canales and Romeo Canales. He was a hard worker, a loving husband, and a proud loving parent and grandparent. Jesus Canales had a business degree from Bee County College. He worked as a mechanic and parts manager for several companies the longest being the Mechanic Service where he worked over 20 years. He loved hunting with his family and friends. He also coached baseball for several years on his son's team. He loved to cook out and enjoy the company of friends and family. Most of all, he enjoyed his grandkids and giving his wife a hard time. One thing I know for sure is that if you knew him he would love to joke or tell jokes to anyone that would listen. Even till the end, he still had to joke with the nurses and his wife.
He was preceded by his father, Marcelo Canales; his mother, Conrada Canales; his father in-law, Pedro T. Rangel; sister in-law, Irma Rangel Delgado, sister in-law, Lucienda Rangel Denham; brother in-law, Ambrosio "Bocho" Martinez; sister in-law, Nilda Yzaguirre Canales; and grandson Jonathan Canales.
Jesus is survived by his loving wife, Raquel Rangel Canales of Alice, Texas, his sons, Jesus R. Canales of San Antonio Texas and Romeo Canales of La Sejita, Texas; the mother of his granddaughter, Susan Faulkner; mother of his grandson and granddaughter, Linda Chapa; his grandson, William Canales, granddaughter, Breanna C. Canales, and granddaughter, Analise Canales, his brothers, Romeo (Arlene) Canales of Midland Texas, Roberto (Mary Jane) Canales of Alice, Texas, and Johnny (Anabelle) Canales of Benavides, TX; his sister, Esmeralda (Carlos) Cantu of Kingsville, TX; his mother in-law, Leonor Uribe Rangel of Alice, Texas; his brothers and sisters in law, Jaime and Lydia Saenz of Carrizo Springs, Texas, and Janey Martinez of Carrizo Springs, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. that evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 10 am. At Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday, April 10, 2013 beginning at 2 p.m. for a graveside service at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery; 9974 IH 37 Access Road, Corpus Christi, Texas.
The Canales family would like to express their sincere thanks to the family and friends who visited, called and helped out in many other ways that was greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank the staff and Doctors in the ICU unit at Christus Spohn South in Corpus Christi, and special thanks to the family members and friends that gave monetary donations as well as their time. You will live forever in our hearts and minds and our special place in our La Sejita Ranch. Know that you will be greatly missed by your wife, sons, and grandkids.
Rosas Funeral Home entrusted with funeral arrangements.