Mr. Fernandez was born to Juanita and Sabas Fernandez on January 28, 1915 in Pearsall.
Survivors include his sons, Rodolfo Fernandez of Del Rio, and Juan “Pepe” Manuel (Hilda) Fernandez of Del Rio; sister, Jovita Alcorta of San Antonio; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Rosa Delgado Fernandez and daughters, Hortencia Fernandez-Rios and Juanita Fernandez.
Visitation was held at Rhodes Funeral Home in Karnes City Tuesday evening.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy.
Burial followed at the Loma Alta Cemetery, Kenedy.
Pallbearers were his grandsons and nephews: Antonio Daniel Rodriguez, Robert Zaragoza Jr, Julian Fernandez, Adam Michael Rodriguez, Timothy Gonzalez, and Nick Gonzalez; and great grandson, Robbie Zaragoza III, as an honorary pallbearer.
Funeral arrangements conducteded by Don's Funeral Chapels.