Pedro “Pete” Barron, Jr passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2023, after a long and courageous battle with lung and kidney disease surrounded by a plethora of loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of E.P. Compean Funeral Directors, 1223 Sixth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 4pm to 8pm, with a rosary being prayed at 6:30pm.
Mass will be held at St. John Fisher Catholic Church, 410 Clay Street, Richmond, TX 77469 on Wednesday March 29, 2023, at 9am.
Interment will follow at Guy Cemetery in Guy, TX.
Pete was the first born on June 13, 1964, to Pedro & Adalia Barron in El Campo, Texas.
He graduated from El Campo High School in 1983 and was proud to be a Ricebird, which is where his passion for football and other sports were rooted.
In 2006, Pete met his wife, Yolanda at a mutual friend’s wedding. They began an 8-month courtship and were married on October 27, 2006, and enjoyed 16 years of blissful marriage. Pete and Yolanda went on to love and care for four beautiful fur babies, Scooby, Ace, Mickey and Benji.
Pete worked in a few different industries from retail to petroleum to manufacturing. He began his career at the young age of 15 at an El Campo retail store, Weiner’s. He was last employed at the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, where he was a member of their Maintenance & Operations team for over 10 years.
The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to our brother, Pete. He loved gardening and inherited our mother’s green thumb. He took pride maintaining his yard and was always proud of his first blooms, as seen on his Facebook posts. Another of his favorite passion was his woodworking, which he inherited from our father. Like our father, he created benches, shelves, and many other items by eye. No plans, no measurements, just what his heart told him.
Greatest passion? His greatest passion was his HOUSTON sports team, starting with the TEXANS, ASTROS and the ROCKETS. No one could tell him otherwise. He was a TEXAN by birth, and was a HOUSTON TEXAN, by heart.
Pete was predeceased in death by our parents, Pedro and Adalia, our maternal and paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs., Pablo Reyes and Mr. & Mrs. Leandro Barron, our sister, Christina Barron and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is survived by his wife, Yolanda, sisters, Delmira Barron, Cecilia Pena (spouse, Diego Pena Jr), and Jessica Gil (spouse, Gabriel Gil), and brother, Ruben Barron (spouse, Susie Barron). He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Serina, Marissa, Joseph Barron, Kaydence Gil, and first great-niece, Layna Hogan, mother-in-law, Nina Aguilar and brother-in-law, John Aguilar. Finally, he is survived by countless friends, colleagues and acquaintances that shared love for Pete.