Simon  Vega

Obituary of Simon H. Vega

Simon H. Vega, 81, of Los Fresnos, born on October 8, 1935 went home to our Father on Friday, May 12, 2017.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Pablo Vega and Estefana Hinojosa Vega; as well as a brother Jose Isabel Vega; and one grandson, Jack Michael Vega.

Simon was born and raised in Los Fresnos where he was a staple of the community as he taught for the Los Fresnos School District as well as bus driver. Teaching driving with Benavidez School of instruction he also was a founding member of the Los Fresnos Softball Little League. Simon was a man of many trades which included being a barber and hosting the many people around, near and far to the Elvis Presley festival at his Little Graceland which was named after Graceland in Memphis, TN. While serving in the Army, Simon met the future King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley and opened his home to the many pictures and history of that time spent in the Army. He will be dearly missed and loved by all who knew him.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 59 years, Teresa Lopez Vega; children: Rosalva Vega Mezouari (Farid), Rene (Karen) Foster Vega; one sister, Matea Garcia (Juventino) ; four grandchildren: Karmen Marie Vega, Lauren Elizabeth Vega, Miriam Grace Vega, and Roman Alexander Vega; as well as many other relatives.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Los Cuates Cemetery in Los Fresnos, TX with military honors under the auspices of VFW Post 2035 of Brownsville, TX.

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Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors and Crematorium, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.

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