Rudy Villegas

Rudy Villegas
Rudy Villegas

Rudy Villegas, 57, of Amarillo died Thursday, November 14, 2019. He was a recent resident of Kilgore, Texas.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will be in Llano East Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Rudy was born February 14, 1962 in Hereford, Texas to Adolfo and Ophelia Villegas. He graduated from Caprock High School in 1981. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from West Texas State University in 2003.

Rudy worked for the City of Amarillo until his retirement. Retirement isn’t something he would readily accept. He often worked a plethora of side jobs – from security officer at dances, cooking at Fiesta Foods, and driving the Amarillo Bulls hockey team to many victories – which granted him opportunities to meet many people and touch their lives with his humor and kindness. He made an impact everywhere life took him. Rudy’s laughter will roar in our hearts forever.

Rudy loved spending time with his family, especially during holidays. His daughter Ashley (His Koda) and his grandson Gabriel (His Punkin) were his pride and joy. Other favorite pastimes included listening to music of all genres, but especially Motown. He played golf, rode motorcycles, had endless barbecues with his friends and family, and enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys. He was a big fan of Friday night high school football, especially his alma mater, Caprock Longhorns.

Rudy was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Valerie Villegas; a son, Andrew Charles Franklin Villegas; a nephew, David Huynh; a niece, Valerie Villegas; as well as many beloved aunts and uncles.

Survivors include a daughter, Ashley Villegas; grandson Gabriel Villegas; a stepdaughter Jeretta Ivey and husband Jason of Kilgore; siblings, Lisa Elgin and husband Larry, Annette Flowers and husband Danny, Sandy Huynh and David Fluche, and Ben Villegas and wife Jackie, all of Amarillo; and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family gives a special thanks to all the medical personnel for their care and support in recent years.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 18, 2019, at the funeral home.

8 Replies to “Rudy Villegas”

  1. Rudy made a huge impression on me in high school, fun, beautiful inside & out. Over the years, I wondered how he was. A short while back, I ran into him at Fiesta Foods. It was so good to see that smiling face again! Rest in Jesus’s arms dear man.

  2. I will never forget the first time I met him. We tried to play a trick on him and it was hilarious! Ever since then he treated me like family and even called me Tio! I will miss him and all the good times we had. My only regret is that we never got to go fishing but I’m sure he is already fishing in Heaven!

  3. My heart is in a thousand pieces for our loss of this one of a kind man! I will miss his giving kindness, his funny wit and his great love for family. I take comfort in knowing he is not suffering anymore as the angels have taken him to our Lord!

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