“Sin Dios No Podrás Caminar”
Rudy Carrillo De Leon, 75, of Lytle, TX peacefully passed away on February 5, 2022 surrounded by loved ones, after a difficult battle with liver & gallbladder cancer.
Rudy was born on August 7, 1946 to Francisco M. De Leon and Juanita C. De Leon in Dilley, TX and raised in Asherton, TX.
He loved to work hard outside starting from a young age. Rudy traveled all over the states as he worked with his parents and siblings as migrant farm workers throughout his childhood.
He started dating Belinda in 1968 and they married January 12, 1970 in Asherton, TX.
Rudy and Belinda moved from Asherton, TX, to Hereford, TX, Goodrich, TX, and settled in Houston, TX (Heights & East Aldine District) for 40 years, then he semi-retired in Lytle, TX.
When Rudy resided in Goodrich, TX he received his GED and completed Barber School with the help of his best friend Hector Alva.
Rudy and Belinda went on to have three children , Brenda (1976), Rudy Jr.(1978), and Zulema (1983) in Houston, TX.
In 1974, the first place Rudy worked at was in the Aldine Area for Mr. Trevino; by the old Safeway Grocery Store Shopping Center. Later, in the 80’s he rented a shop from Mr. Snow, close by Stephens Elementary. He was finally proud to own Rudy’s Barber Shop in the 90’s; on the corner of Gloger St. and Orange Grove Dr.
Rudy semi-retired as a Barber after 47 years in the field. Rudy had time to enjoy the most beautiful and simplest things in life. Rudy loved being a Barber, cutting the lawn on his riding lawnmower, feeding the cardinals and sitting outside under a tree. He loved listening to Elvis Presley, Conjunto Music and dancing. He loved and cared for many animals (dogs, cats, goats, rabbits, fish, chickens, roosters, and birds). He loved taking pictures and also loved receiving pictures of his children and grandchildren. He also loved the rosary, going to church every Sunday, and was a man of God. Rudy was a good man with a big heart and he definitely was one of a kind. He loved his wife, parents, siblings and children dearly; his grandchildren & great-grandchild were his world. His tireless love and devotion to his family were evident in his final moments. You have left our lives but you will never leave our hearts. We will miss you and love you always! It’s not goodbye, but you later… in Heaven.
Rudy was predeceased by his Mother: Juanita C. De Leon; Father: Francisco M. De Leon; Sister: Julia De Leon; Brothers: Mario Martinez, Rodolfo De Leon, and Oscar De Leon.
He is survived by his wife Belinda C. De Leon; Children: Brenda Velazquez (John) of Humble, TX; Rudy De Leon Jr. (Amanda) of Lytle, TX; Zulema Murillo (Phillip III) of Katy, TX. Sisters: Trine Banda, Lidia Miranda, Hermelinda Tijerina , Nora Elia Estrada, Brothers-Jose M. De Leon and Elidoro De Leon.
Grandchildren: Elaine J. Velazquez, Susan Sadakhoune (Alec), Vivian Velazquez, Marissa M. De Leon, Celina N. De Leon, Lillie Murillo, Sophie Murillo, Zoie Murillo, Corbin J. De Leon, Phillip Murillo IV, Paisley E. De Leon, and Ayden L. Murillo. Great-Grandchild: Louie Sadakhoune
Rudy’s viewing and rosary will be held at Alta Vista Funeral Chapel, 2048 TX-132, Natalia, TX, 78059 on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 10am to 1pm Burial to follow; He will be laid to rest at Lytle Community Cemetery, 15309 Laredo St, Lytle, TX 78052
Pallbearers: Rudy De Leon Jr, Phillip Murillo III, Eric Estrada, Luis De Leon, Elio De Leon Jr, and Alec Sadakhoune
“Sin Dios No Podrás Caminar”