Guillermo "Willie/Gordo" Villanueva

guillermo villanueva

Guillermo “Willie/Gordo” Silva Villanueva, age 77, passed away at his residence surrounded by family on Sunday, June 9, 2024. Guillermo was born on January 4, 1947 in Staples, Texas to Guillermo and Bertha Villanueva.

Willie started working at the age of 9 helping his parents work on numerous farms. In his teens he worked at Gary Job Corp. in San Marcos. He then worked at Mission Valley Mills for over 20 years.

In 1983, Willie established Hanna’s Kitchen which he and his family operated for 37 years. During that time he also owned The Double V Bar and The Same Old Place Dance Hall. He loved gambling whether he was in Las Vegas or Eagle Pass. He also loved dancing and spending time with family and friends.

Guillermo is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Basilio Villanueva. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Yolanda E. Villanueva; children, Elijah, Jordan, Isaiah, Ramona Esquivel (Roberto), Connie Casarez (Rick), Grace Villanueva, Valerie Villanueva, Felipe Ramirez, Regina Rocha (Alfonso), and Hector Guerca (Grace); 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and sister, Juana Granado (Juan). Guillermo was survived by many nieces and nephews. He was not only loved by his family but by anyone who met him. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will resume from 8:30 AM to 9:30 with a procession to follow to Our Lady of Perpetual Help for the Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Procession will then follow to Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.


Visitation: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1254 Business 35 N.
New Braunfels, TX 78130


Recitation of the Holy Rosary: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 7:00 pm

Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1254 Business 35 N.
New Braunfels, TX 78130


Family Gathering: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1254 Business 35 N.
New Braunfels, TX 78130


Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:00 am

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
138 W. Austin St.
New Braunfels, TX 78130


Cemetery: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:30 am

Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park
2951 TX-46
New Braunfels, TX 78130


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  1. I’m very sorry for you loss. Sending prayers for the entire family. May the Lord give you peace and may he RIP.

    Rosa Hill (Madero)

  2. sorry Connie for.u and and your family. May God give u the strength and love to go thru this
    May God bless you all
    Love ya

  3. Our Sincere Condolences to Yolanda, Ramona and🙏🏼Prayers to All the Families through this very difficult time 🙏🏼
    May the perpetual light shine upon his Soul ✝️

  4. My deepest condolences to my sisters @ heart .. Mona, Grace, Connie (Peru) and Valeria and the Villanueva family. Willie was part of my life for several years in the mid 80s-90s. He was a good man of many words, the family trips were great, he took good care of us and we never went without. Prayers for peace, strength and comfort sisters 🫶🏼
    Love & Hugs.
    Willie, rest in eternal peace 🙏🏼✝️💟

  5. Sending love & prayers to the Villanueva family. May Willie Rest In Peace…. He was always happy & smiling when I would see him at Hanna’s… God has another sweet soul…
    Blessings to you, Mona & your sisters, & Yolanda.

    Mary Jane P. Morales

  6. My deepest condolences to the Martin Family. Willie was deeply loved by his Son/Grandson Jacob. He will be missed but not forgotten in the hearts of his loved ones.

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