Preciliano “Chon” Barrera passed away on July 21, 2022, at home in the loving care of his family.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1937, in Raymondville, Tex., to Benjamin and Perfecta (Carrizales) Barrera.
As a migrant worker, he met a beautiful young woman, Elvira Martinez. They were married in October 1959 in Wisconsin. In 1963, he decided that Milford was a good place for his wife and three children. In 2010, Barrera decided to work independently and opened his car detailing business, CB Detailing. He would spend hours making sure customers received a sparkling, like-new car.
Barrera enjoyed watching the Notre Dame and Indianapolis Colts football games. He also enjoyed sipping his tequila shots while watching the nightly novelas.
Barrera loved seeing and being with his growing family. That was the time to get the grill burning, listen to Tejano music, and have a good time.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years: Elvira Barrera, Milford; children: Norma (Ed) Rodriguez, Plymouth; Jorge (Mary) Barrera, Milford; and Diana (Ruben) Vela, Syracuse; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother: Francisco (Raquel) Barrera, San Juan, Tex.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson: Ruben Vela Jr.; and sisters: Rafaela Ruiz, Juanita Castillo, and Ramon Valdes.
A funeral mass for Chon will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 225 Gilliam Drive, Warsaw. Father Fernando Jimenez will officiate.
Prior to the funeral mass, a visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at Mishler Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 461 W. 900N, Milford.
Memorial contributions in honor of Chon may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Mishler Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Milford, is handling arrangements.