Mr. Pena was born February 7, 1944 in Karnes City to Alejandro Garza and Petra Pena.
Survivors include his daughters, Mona Pena of Beeville, Monica Pena, Roxanne May, Priscilla Young, Manica Pena and Gracie Garcia, all of Kenedy; his sons, Freddie Pena, Ricky Pena, Lee Pena, and Ernest Pena, Jr., all of Kenedy; his brother, Pete Cantu and his sisters Faye and Gloria; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Pena is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helena Pena; his son, Ernie Pena and his brother, Betas Garza.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 20 at Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary recited that evening at 7 p.m. in the chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, June 21 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating.
Interment followed at the Loma Alta Cemetery.