Confirmed:Raul Samarripa, Veteran US Army (35-20) 10 MAR 20

March 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home
424 Geraldine St
Uvalde, TX 78801

The family of Mr. Raul Samarripa, a US Army Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Raul Samarripa, age 89 of Uvalde, Texas passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Methodist in San Antonio, Texas. Raul Samarripa was born January 27, 1931 to Jose Samarripa and Feliz Gonzales. He is preceded in death by both parents; Jose Samarripa and Feliz Gonzales Samarripa, wife, Dolores Martinez Samarripa, and son, Rene Samarripa, brothers; Jose Samarripa Jr., Ismael Samarripa,

Raul Samarripa will missed most by his son, Hector Samarripa, of Sonora, Texas, daughters; Elsa M. Samarripa and Juana Elma Samarripa, both of Uvalde, Texas, brothers; Robert Samarripa, of Kerrville, Texas, Mike Samarripa, of Uvalde, Texas, sisters; Delia Mancha, Olga Vela, Rebecca and Chacon, all of Uvalde, Texas, grandchildren; David and wife, Esmeralda Samarripa, of San Antonio, Texas, Renee Samarripa, of Oklahoma City, Joaquin Watson and Madison Watson, of Uvalde, Texas, 1 great-grandchild, Lola “Lolita” Rae Samarripa, of San Antonio, Texas.

WEATHER: Hi 79 / Lo 60, 6% Chance of Rain, 71% Humidity, Wind: 6 mph SSE

REQUESTOR:  LeRoy Briones, Family SPOX

STAGING:  9:00 am, Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home
424 Geraldine Street
Uvalde, Texas 78801

BRIEFING:  9:15 am

SERVICE:  10:00 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
408 Ft. Clark Road
Uvalde, Texas 78801

KSU:  11:15 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   11:30 am
Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery
527 N Lovers Lane
Uvalde, Texas 78801

RC:   Pete “Sea Dog” Johnson

FC:   Don “Chappy” Ingram


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223