Rosary for Gumecindo “Chayo” Rivera, 76 of Lubbock will be 7:00 pm Monday, December 5, 2016 in The Chapel at Broadway Funeral Directors. Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Jim O’Connor officiating. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors.
Mr. Rivera passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 in Lubbock. He was born April 27, 1940 in Lubbock to the late Ramona and Gumecindo Rivera. He married Felipa Ramirez on July 16, 1965 in Tahoka and worked as a machine operator for the Santa Fe Rail Road Company. He enjoyed having cookouts, painting, drawing and spending time with his beloved family.
He is preceded in death by his loving parents; brothers Gilbert Rivera, Robert Rivera, Bennie Rivera and Manuel Rivera; A sister Dora Rivera.
He is survived by his wife, Felipa Ramirez of Lubbock; Sons, Steven Rivera of Lubbock, Michael Rivera of Arlington, Stoney Rivera of Floydada; Daughter, Beatrice Moreno of Lubbock; Brothers, Richard Rivera, Tony Rivera and Roy Rivera all of Lubbock; Sisters, Cecilia Quintanilla, Francis Guzman, Dolores Cantu and Juana Guerra all of Lubbock.
Thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.