Rolando Cerda Caballero (1965-2019)

Rolando Cerda Caballero, age 53, was called to heaven on Sunday, April 21, 2019. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born on December 15, 1965 in Carrizo Spring, Texas to Jesus and Concepcion Caballero. He graduated from Crystal City High School and was a proud member of “La Banda de los Javalines.” His passion for music lead him to a career as a professional musician. He performed with several Tejano bands, but his greatest joy was when he praised the Lord as a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church men’s choir in Crystal City and the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Spanish choir in Kyle. He was blessed with a beautiful voice and loved to sing to his family and friends at family gatherings.

He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He married his childhood sweetheart, Arlene, with whom he share 25 glorious years of marriage. He was devoted to his family, and anyone who met him loved him. He saw his many nieces and nephews as his own children, and they brought him so much joy. His happiest times were spent with his family traveling. He touched many lives, and will live on in their hearts and memories.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Jesus Caballero, Sr. and Concepcion Cerda Caballero; mother-in-law: Guadalupe S. Benavidez; brother: Joel Caballero and brother-in-law: Elias Benavidez, III.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene B. Caballero, his daughters: Aliyah M. Caballero and Byanka A. Sendejo; son-in-law: Enrique Sendejo, Jr.; his best friend (nephew/grandson): Matthew Jay Benavidez, Jr; sister: Nicolasa Trejo (Carlos); brothers: Jesus Caballero, Jr. (Diane), Jaime Caballero (Mary), and Gustavo Caballero (Rose); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 3:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Harrell Funeral Home, 1715 Kirby, Kyle, Texas 78640. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 801 Burleson St., Kyle, Texas at 10:00 a.m.
Please visit to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Rolando’s family on his On-line memorial site.

Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby Lane, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-8200.

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