Javiel Quintanilla, Jr.

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Javiel Quintanilla, Jr.

March 10, 1936 - October 07, 2018

Funeral services for Javiel Quintanilla, Jr. age 82 of Palestine will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 12, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Jonathan Frels officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 11, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.
Mr. Quintanilla passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at his residence. He was born March 10, 1936 in Kingsville, Texas to Javiel Quintanilla, Sr. and Petra Hinojosa Quintanilla. Mr. Quintanilla was a peace officer serving as a constable, reserve deputy sheriff and worked at the Balloon Base in security. He also worked as a substitute teacher for PISD. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, retiring as a Staff Sergeant in 1975.
Mr. Quintanilla was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Eugene Quintanilla. He is survived by his daughter Selda McGee and husband Mike, son Javiel Quintanilla, III, sister America P. Crouse, brothers, Joseph Quintanilla and wife Dora, and Esmerado H. Quintanilla and wife Dalia, three grandchildren Erika Ivey, Jordan McGee and Matthew McGee.
Pallbearers will be Javiel Quintanilla, III, Mike McGee, Matthew McGee, Joe Quintanilla and Phil Wallace.
To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 9, 2018
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