Jose Rolando Cruz
Jose Rolando Cruz “Role”, 65, passed away September 12, 2021. He was born August 1, 1956 in Alice, Texas to Alicia Trevino Cruz and Medardo Cruz. Jose worked in the oilfield industry for many years. Some of the companies he worked for were H&P, Grey Wolf, Precision Drilling, and LA Chemicals. Role was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan but had a little love for the Washington Redskins. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, golfing, barbecuing, listening and dancing to music. He was also a baseball coach and a softball player who enjoyed traveling to play in many tournaments. He will forever be remembered for his loving character and his love for his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alicia and Medardo Cruz; wife, Elisa Cruz; son, Jose Alejos Cruz and brother, Rene Cruz.
Survivors include his daughter, Carla (Ernesto) Cadena of San Diego, Texas; sons, Jose Medardo (Christine) Cruz of Alice, Jose Rolando (Stephanie) Cruz of Corpus Christi; stepdaughter, Darlene Lopez of Alice; stepson, Mario Lopez of Alice and a nephew raised as a son, Marcus Harris of Alice; brother, Gregorio (Janie) Cruz of Alice; and sister, Maria Alicia Alonzo of Alice; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and girlfriend, Norma Doucette of Alice.
Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm on Friday, September 17, 2021, at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at New Collins Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Raul Cruz, Greg Cruz, Arturo Alonzo Jr., Jesse Cruz, Jose Medardo Cruz and Jose Rolando Cruz. Honorary pallbearers will be Mario Lopez Jr. and Jose Alejos Cruz Jr.
Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to ROSAS FUNERAL HOME
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