Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SGM Felix Rubert-Negron, United States Army, Ret.

Felix Rubert-Negron was born on September 30, 1934, in Morovis, Puerto Rico and passed away at the age of 77 on August 31, 2012 at his home.

Felix enlisted into the United States Army at the age of 17 and proudly served for 23.5 years, including service in Vietnam.  In 1967 Felix was posted to Fort Bliss, Texas where he retired in 1976.

After leaving the Army, Felix fulfilled a life-long goal of obtaining a college degree, a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Felix then began a career with Circle K grocery, first as a zone manager, then a franchise owner in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

In 1987 he left Circle K and ran his own businesses with his three sons.  In 1995 he retired, again, and moved to Killeen, Texas.  He continued to enjoy employment, and worked as a teacher's aide for the Killeen ISD.

On September 7, a Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen.  In attendance were the Patriot Guard Riders who formed a line of American flags at the entrance to welcome the arriving family and friends.

After the service, the Riders led the funeral procession to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen.  After the United States Army Honor Guard moved the flag draped casket from the hearse to the committal shelter, the Riders formed a line of flags around the shelter.

The Catholic Priest recited the rite of committal and led the family in The Lord's Prayer.   The Army Honor Guard rendered full military honors.  The detail of six rifles fired three volleys of fire, representing Duty, Honor and Country.  The Army bugler then played taps.

The American flag that covered the casket, was carefully folded into a tight triangle and presented to Felix's dear wife of 53 years, on behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Army as a token of appreciation for his honorable and faithful service.

SGM Felix Rubert-Negron was then laid to rest, as the American flag flew at half-staff at the top of the hill in his honor.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Maria, a sister, two daughters, three sons, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous other dear family and friends.

With thanks to Dignity Memorial for biographical information and photograph.

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