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Ricardo Tijerina Sr., 55, of Taft, Texas passed away July 17, 2017. He was born in Sinton, Texas on March 4, 1962. Ricky had a career in the Port Industry for the Port of Corpus Christi and retired after 33 years of dedicated service. He had a passion for family, grandkids, travel and adventure.

Ricky was preceded in death by his mother, Maria DeLaLuz Aponte Tijerina. He is survived by his father, Manuel Tijerina Jr.; three children, Ricardo (Chriselda) Tijerina Jr., Daniel Lee (Alicia) Tijerina and Christina Tijerina (James) Easley; seven grandchildren, 4 grandsons, Gavin, Devin, Timothy & Cayden Tijerina and 3 granddaughters, Janelle Lopez, Natalie & Kaylee Tijerina; brothers and sisters, David Tijerina, Alicia Aldape, Steve Tijerina, Adelina Chapa and Franky Tijerina, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017 at Colonial Funeral Home with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will be held at Taft Memorial Park at a later date.

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