AMerican Veteran 11

Segundo Cortez

November 16, 1937 ~ April 9, 2020 (age 82)


Segundo Cortez, age 82, of Kempner passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Killeen. Private Graveside Services will be held at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Segundo was born on November 16, 1937, in San Benito, Texas to Lee and Amelia Villarreal. He married Katherina Satler on April 11th in San Benito, TX. They were married for 56 years. Segundo served in the United States Army for 20 years and served during the Vietnam Conflict. He received the Purple Heart.  Once he retired from the military, Segundo worked in law enforcement for many years.

Segundo was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Katherina Cortez; daughter,.Christine King and grandson, Zachary Richmond. 

Segundo is survived by children, Tony Cortez and wife, Joyce, Diane Richmond and husband, Mark; grandchildren, Destiney Sharman, and husband, Corey, and Paden King; two great-grandsons, Brody and Wyatt Sharman and five brothers and one sister. 

The family of Segundo Cortez wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Lampasas and Copperas Cove Nursing & Rehab Center and Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.

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