Richard Reyes Pallanez, Sr.


Richard Reyes Pallanez, Sr.

1947 ~ 2021

Richard Reyes Pallanez, Sr., 73, was born on September 19, 1947 in Ballinger, Texas and entered into eternal rest on August 31, 2021 in Austin, Texas.  Richard served honorably during the Vietnam War in the US Army and was awarded the National Defense Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Sharpshooter (Riffle).  He resided in Houston where he raised his family.  He then relocated to Austin where he established a successful masonry business.  Richard loved to play pool, board games, cards, dominoes, watching classic movies, fishing, and casinos; he also loved antiques and all types of music.  He was generous to anyone that visited his home, and never met a stranger.  Anyone that met him became a friend, and he became a father figure to his friend’s kids.  His trips always included an ice chest full of drinks.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas & Felisita Pallanez; also by his siblings, Johnny Pallanez, Frank Pallanez, Willie Pallanez, Delia Hernandez, and Martha Marron.  Richard leaves behind to cherish and treasure his memories his loving wife of 30 years of marriage, Margaret Santos; his children, Richard Pallanez, Jr., Tricia Lynn Braham & husband Rachit, Rachel Denise Acosta & husband Florencio, Jr., Rocky Romano Pallanez, Patrick James Santos & wife Melissa, Edward Santos & wife Desiree, Thomas Anthony Santos & wife Magdalena, and Joe De Hoyos & wife Rosalinda; his grandchildren, Richard Reyes Pallanez III, Robert Anthony Pallanez, Joshua Thomas Pallanez, Rashid Salomon Braham, Jasmine Denise Acosta, Isaiah Alexander Acosta, Jeremiah Xavier Acosta, Natalia Yanira Acosta, America Ariana Acosta, Miguel Santos, Victoria Santos, Joseph De Hoyos, Angelina De Hoyos, Eric Santos, Elexis Brianna Santos, Jayden Robert Santos, Jossiah Medrano, Adrian Fonseca, and Jacob Fonseca; his great grandchildren, Isis Estrella Pallanez, Adam Rashid Braham; his brothers, Tomas Pallanez, Eddie Pallanez, Ronie Pallanez, and Larry Joe Pallanez; his sisters, Ernestina Pallanez, Amelia Lopez, Vera Pallanez, and Mary Nunez; he also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of great friends.  Richard will be dearly missed by all those who shared wonderful memories with him.



Visitation:  Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Times:  5:00pm – 9:00pm

Prayer Service:  7:00pm

Location:  Compean Funeral Home Main Chapel

Funeral Service:  Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Time:  10:30am

Location:  Compean Funeral Home Main Chapel

Interment:  Houston National Cemetery

  1. Mark Hernandez

    3 weeks ago  

    To my Best Uncle Ever ! We had lots of great times together. You taught me a few things. I will Never Forget.. You can rest in Peace now.
    Love Mark..

  2. Nancy A Pineda

    3 weeks ago  

    Thank you Richard for introducing my wonderful husband Cristian Pineda. You will be missed. !!!! Margaret so sorry for your lost we are here for you!!!
    From the Pineda family!!!!

  3. Gina

    3 weeks ago  

    Uncle Richard you will be greatly missed as I sit here at work with a heavy heart I think of all the good memories You were always caring buying us cousins all the snacks we wanted I know you loved your Porkskins…You may have not been able go visit Houston as much as you wanted to but now you can fly over and always visit as evwryones guardian angel…Fly high uncle Richard love you save a seat on the stars for me….

  4. alex M lopez

    3 weeks ago  

    What can you say about a man who would do anything for you? He always had a smile when you needed cheering up. A hammer in hand when you needed a hand. Gas in the car when you needed a ride. Money for a loan. We will miss him very much. He was always there when we needed him. Our most sincere condolences to the family. Were here if you need us for anything. In our hearts and memories he will remain forever. God be with you Richard, your in heaven and with your family… Adios Amigo… Love always, Mellie and Alex..

  5. Sylviaaguilar

    3 weeks ago  

    For Rick, Trisha, Denise, Rocky:
    ‘If parting has left a void,
    ‘Then fill it with remembered joy.
    ‘Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
    ‘I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
    ‘My life’s been full, I’ve savored much.
    ‘Good friends, good times,
    ‘A loved one’s touch.
    With much love and heartfelt sympathy on your great loss, Tia Nina

  6. April Pallanez

    3 weeks ago  

    To my father-in-law, I’ll always cherish our heart-to-heart talks, your words of wisdom, and the best banana splits ever. Til we meet again!

  7. Tricia Braham

    3 weeks ago  

    Dad, I know that you are in a better place now and I’m trying to accept that. Coping with your loss is more than words can say. I will never be able to call you for advice, joke or just because. I know that your rejoicing in heaven and no longer hurting, no more worry & no more anxiety. You will be missed so much. Love you Dad till we meet again 😢

  8. Margaret

    3 weeks ago  

    Sweetie you were my forever love and my heart is broken. I will miss you every second of every day. I loved you more than you ever knew. I know you knew I loved you because I used to yell at you – Richard I love you! I will forever miss you and will never be forgotten. I love you more sweetie.

  9. Rick Pallanez

    4 weeks ago  

    Dad you will be forever missed in my heart. I LOVE YOU!

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