Hermenegildo “Herman” Barrera (1939-2019)

Hermenegildo “Herman” Barrera age 80, born to Eliza Escobar and Guadalupe Barrera on April 14, 1939, in La Grulla, Texas, passed on November 24, 2019. At the time of his passing he lived in Kyle, Texas.

Herman left his hometown at the age of 17, to join the National Guard. He later transferred over to the Army and then back to the National Guard, for over 42 years of exemplary service to our country. During that span of time he took every opportunity to increase his education and learn new trades. His gained knowledge of automotive, refrigeration, plumbing and carpentry repair created a foundation for his desire to always provide for his family. His humble, kind and trusting personality never allowed him to meet a stranger or turn down a friend’s request for “a little help”. He was not wealthy by monetary standards but rich with friendships.

Herman was preceded in death by his parents and following siblings. Manuel Barrera, Faustino Barrera, Alberto Barrera, Fabian Barrera and Guadalupe Barrera Jr. He is survived by two of his siblings, Antonio Barrera and Ignacio Pena, his wife, Amelia Barrera, five daughters, Cindy Hall, Deborah Poole-Nicolas, Barbara Poole-Montes, Marcie Gibbons and Sharon Rangel, three sons, Herman Barrera Jr., Bale Barrera, William Poole and Albert Barrera, 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. 

The funeral will occur on Thursday, December 12, 2019, beginning with a church service at St. Anthony Catholic Church (801 Burleson St., Kyle, TX 78640), at 10 am and a military interment at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery (11463 TX-195, Killeen, TX 76542) at 3 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Austin’s Christopher House 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78759, in memory of Herman.


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