Alfred "Freddy" Rios

October 21, 2019

Alfred "Freddy" Rios

1948 ~ 2019

Alfred "Freddy" Rios, 71, was born on January 15, 1948 in Galveston, Texas and was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 15, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family in Houston, Texas.  He proudly served in The U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.  His story in the Military began in June 1966, when he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Second only to the Congressional Medal of Honor).  He was also awarded Silver Star, Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, the Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Citation, three Vietnamese Citations, Infantry Badge with cluster and several other medal honors.  Freddy graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas only a week before enlisting in the Army and heading for Fort Polk, LA, for his basic training.  Afterward, he trained at Fort Knox, KY, where he graduated from tank school.  He then was sent to Fort Benning, GA, for paratrooper and ranger training.  After leaving Fort Benning, he was sent to Panama for six months of jungle training.  July 1967 found Rios with the 1st Cavalry Division near Pleiku.  He was a platoon leader in 1968 guarding the Bong Son River bridge on Highway One, about 40 miles north of Qui Nhon.  His actions of bravery and fighting spirit and the love and compassion in his heart inspired everyone.  After retiring from the Military, Freddy continued to dedicate his life by serving others.  He was an  active member of the Baytown Republican Party.  Freddy was a man of strong faith, always serving.  He continued a legacy of service as a Director of English Ministry at The Catholic Charismatic Center and a Minister at AFM Ministries.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, and friend.  Freddy was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrosio and Genoveva Rios; son, Stephen Rios; granddaughter, Kirsten Ferguson; brothers, Feliciano Rios, Manuel Rios; and also by his sister, Eugenia Rios.  He leaves behind to cherish his memories his loving wife, Maria Falcon Rios; son Jason W. Rios; stepsons, Joe Falcon & wife Sarah, John Falcon & wife Idalia, and Orlando Falcon; stepdaughter, Connie Falcon Davis & husband Rod; stepmother, Lupe Rios; sisters, Rosario Hinojosa, Concepcion Marron, Hortencia Rocha & husband Joe; brothers, Ambrosio Rios Jr. & wife Karen, Arturo R. Rios & wife Cecelia, and James Rios & wife Micki;  granddaughters, Viktorie Garcia, Autumn Falcon, Brianna Flores, Eliza Falcon, and Gianna Falcon; grandsons, Max Davis and Jacob Davis; great granddaughters, Aubrey Doyle and Abigail Ferguson; he also leaves behind numerous nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, other relatives and friends.  Freddy will be dearly missed by all those who were touched by his beautiful soul.

Visitation:  Thursday, October 24, 2019

Times:  3:00pm - 9:00pm

Rosary:  7:00pm

Location:  Compean Funeral Home Main Chapel

Funeral Mass:  Friday, October 25, 2019

Time:  10:30am

Location:  The Catholic Charismatic Center

Rite of Committal will follow in Houston National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

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