Louis Mireles, 83, of Andrews passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Andrews.
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Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 10:00 AM Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 201 NE Avenue K, in Andrews. Interment will follow in the Andrews North Cemetery. Rosary services will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday at McNett Funeral Home Chapel in Andrews. Please visit www.mcnettfuneralhome.com for obituary information and visitation and service details.
Louis was born on December 3, 1936 in Uvalde, Texas to Adolfo Rodriquez Mireles and Tomasa Zepeda Mireles. He grew up working, branding, and rounding up cattle. He moved to Andrews in the 1950’s, where he was a ranch hand for the Bristow Ranch, where he branded and rounded up cattle. He married the love of his life, Lidia Aguilar on September 7, 1957. He had worked for Andrews Schools, First Baptist Church, City of Andrews, Andrews Gas Company, and Stewart’s Welding. He had been a faithful volunteer to the Andrews Food Pantry for over 20 years. He had been honored by Devon Energy with their “Hometown Hero” award and received the 2015 Pioneer Award from the Andrews Chamber of Commerce. He had been a very faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for over 10 years. He will be remembered by his family, friends, and the community for being kind hearted, generous, and always making a difference in many lives through his volunteer work. He enjoyed watching John Wayne movies and collecting John Wayne memorabilia. He loved being around and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lidia, on October 24, 2014, his parents, and 4 siblings, Eusevio Mireles, Ygnacio Mireles, Frank Mireles, and Leonor Mireles Trevino.
Louis is survived by his 4 children, Joe L. and Debbie Mireles of La Porte, Tommie Ritcherson and husband, Rick, of Andrews, Patty Tidwell of Andrews, and John Mireles and wife, Armida, of Andrews, 8 grandchildren, Shannon and Jorge Armenta, Sheena and Todd Blasdel, Michael and Catherine Hardin, Rich and Taylor Ritcherson, Corporal James Thomas and Samantha Santana, Ashley Tidwell, Jessica and Rene Hignojos, and John Michael and Verenice Mireles, and 10 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Andrews Food Pantry.