"Brownsville - On Tuesday, July 28th, 2020, Guillermo Vega Jr., 71, passed away at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, after a brief illness with COVID-19.
Guillermo is survived by his mother, Rafaela Garcia Vega, 93; his children, Guillermo Vega III, Roxanna Naomi Vega, and Samuel Rolando Vega; his siblings, Adan (Gladys) Houston, Eloisa Brown (Mike) SA, Corina Salinas (Antonio) Laredo, Irma Zadeh (Mahmoud) Irving, Elva Vaught Grapevine, Yolanda SA, and Linda Sugarland.
He attended La Feria High School with an interest in medicine before attending the University of Houston to become a real estate and criminal defense attorney in the Brownsville area. He accumulated many honorary degrees and worked excessively to provide for his family. He was an avid fan of books, the New York Yankees, James Bond movies, the History Channel, and was a life-long learner who loved to learn anything and everything about the natural world and beyond.
He was buried next to his father, Guillermo Vega Sr., at Relampago Ranch Cemetery during a limited funeral service on August 15th, 2020. His peers and family, both immediate and extended, will miss him dearly.
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