Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Leo known by friends as Levi, sadly passed away at the age of 74 with his family by his side.
A loving son, brother, husband, dad, friend but his most important job was Popo to little Zachary and Sammi Jo.
Born October 31, 1948, in Aransas Pass, Tx to Leopoldo and Maria Villa.
Leo was a busy man wearing many hats in our community. After 49 years of service, Leo retired proudly from Texas Parks and Wildlife. He was also an active member of the Rockport City Council for 20 years, serving as Mayor Pro Team four of those years and served one term on the ACISD school board. Leo was one of the original members of the P.O.D.E.R.
Committee that was created many years ago. Throughout his success, Leo was also known for having a heart of gold and always willing to lend a hand to those in need; whether it be benefits, coaching baseball as he was a member of Rockport Little League, or just lending an ear which often became a lifeline.
Leo carried the love to help others, the most selfless heart, a contagious smile and kind and compassionate spirit to brighten any day.
That is the Leo who will remain in our hearts forever.
Leopoldo Villa is preceded in death by his parents, Leopoldo and Maria Villa; sister, Gracie Pena and son in law, Roland Hernandez.
Leo leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Josie Villa; his children: Suzanne Villa and JD Villa (Kim); his three grandchildren who he was obsessed with: Lauren Brown (Zach), Roland “Josh” Hernandez and Alexis Villa.
Two great grandchildren who he laughed the most with, Zachary and Sammi Jo.
Sisters: Yolanda Villa out of Fulton, Melissa (Ruben) Morales out of Hutto and Celia Villa out of Fulton and daughter in law, Raina Stepp out of Rockport. As well as a crowd of friends who quickly became family.
The family will give a special thank to Harbor Hospice Jerry Martinez, Priscilla Garcia and Angela Casanova. They would also like to thank his sisters and his niece Naomi “Omi” Martinez for the special care they have provided.
Please join the family after the interment at the Fulton Convention Center.
Visitation will be held on Monday November 14, 2022 at Charlie Marshall in Rockport from 6-8. Rosary to be recited at 6pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday November 15, 2022 at 10AM at Sacred Heart Church. Burial to follow at Fulton Cemetery.