Paul Mercado, 70, passed away to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, July 3, 2015, at Chisolm Trail Nursing Home, where, he was surrounded by loved ones.
Paul was born in Martindale, Texas, on Jan. 25, 1944, to Merced Mercado, Sr., and Marta M. Mercado, of Uhland.
He is survived by wife, Manuela Pineda; eight children: Mary Lou Trevino, Sara Mercado, Paul (Sylvia) Mercado,
Jr., Juanita (Sergio) Mercado, Lisa Mercado, Adam Mercado, Chris (Paz) Guardiola, and Lupe (Richard) Lopez; 22 grandchildren: Vivian, Fabian, Albert Jr., Vanessa, Christopher, Brian, Brandon, Crystal, Javier, Britney Paula, Eric, Adrian, Eugene, Selena, Jorge, Alexis, Noelia, Aquiles, Jacob, Genesis and Amarisa; and 14 great-grandchildren: Christopher, Sianna, Audrey, Jaiden, Thomas, Madelina, Jeannie, Serina, Aziah, Daniela, Christian, Jason, Brianna and Analeah.
He is also survived by brothers: Perfecto (Irene) Mercado, George Mercado, Joe (Sylvia) Mercado; sisters: Consuelo Santoy, Gloria (Tomas) Mejia, and Janie (Moses) Soriano; plus many nieces and nephews.
“Pablo,” as he was known by family and friends, was very talented and blessed when it came to playing music. His passion for the accordion brought happiness to many people. His musical legacy will live on though his grandchildren.
A celebration of life mass was scheduled at St. Michael’s Church, 80 S. Old Spanish Trail, Kyle, (Uhland) Texas, on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Live Oak Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers: Christopher, Adrian Trevino, Brian, Brandon Gutierrez, Fabian Hernandez and Jorge Galvan.