McALLEN Oscar Cavazos, Sr., 63 died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at McAllen Medical Hospital.

Born in Cercado, N.L., Mexico, Mr. Cavazos had lived in the McAllen/Corpus Christi area most of his life.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Cavazos and Juanita Alvarado Cavazos and brother, Carlos Cavazos.

Mr. Cavazos is survived by his children, daughters; Janie Duran and Sandra Cavazos; and a son, Oscar Cavazos, Jr. all of Edinburg; a grandson, Matthew Stephen Duran of Edinburg. His stepmother, Lupita Cavazos of Pharr, TX. His siblings; sisters, Alma J. Leal of Phoenix, AZ, Oralia Esquivel of Corpus Christi, Tx, Orquidea Verdin of Houston, TX, and Blanca Rodriguez of Edinburg; brothers, Daniel Cavazos of Pharr, TX, Jose Cavazos and Hector Cavazos of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Among numerous nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws. He will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.

A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, July 18, at Living Word Evangelical Free Church, McAllen, Texas with Pastor Ruben Martinez officiating the service.

Funeral services were under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.