Elpidio Portillo
Elpidio Portillo
  • May 12, 1922 - December 21, 2017
  • Levelland, Texas

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Elpidio Munoz Portillo, 95, of Sundown, passed away on December 21, 2017, in Levelland. Rosary and visitation services will be held from 6pm to 8pm Friday, December 22, 2017, at George Price Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at St Michael's Catholic Church, with Father Jonathan Phillips officiating. He was born in Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, on May 12, 1922 to Manuel and Maria de Jesus Portillo. He married Maria Barrera in July 1956 and together they had 10 children. Elpidio was a true cowboy. He could rope and was also a farrier. Everyone knew Elpidi as Pilo. Pilo enjoyed any time spent with his large family. He was known for always being on the go. Pilo loved to share and pass on stories of his past to anyone who would lend their ear. He liked barbecue, music and a nice cold drink. Most of all, he loved all of his grandchildren. Pilo is preceded in death by his wife, Maria Portillo; his three sons, Richard; Roy and Rudy Portillo; and his great granddaughter, Allison Garcia. He is survived by his children, Rachel (Alfred) Hernandez of Sundown, TX., E. J. (Minga) Portillo of Manor, TX, Victor (Esmerelda) Portillo of Whitharral, TX, Dora (Ronnie) Nunn of Levelland, TX, Ray Portillo of Midland, TX, Rene Portillo of Sundown, TX, and Diana (Roy) Hernandez of Sundown, TX. Pilo had 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren. With his special kisses and contagious laughter, he will be missed. Online condolences may be left at www.georgepricefunerals.com.