Maurice Villarreal, Jr., 73, of Fairfield died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
Mr. Villarreal was born April 15, 1939, in Dallas, Texas, to Maurice and Ruth (Stewart) Villarreal.
He served in the United States Air Force for more than 22 years. During his military service in Colorado, he enjoyed working as an English teacher for immigrants. Through his dedication and persistence, he became the first member from his family to earn a college degree. He was very proud of earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Education in 1980 from Southern Illinois University. He continued his government service after retiring from the Air Force, working for the Civil Service at the Naval Air Rework Facility in Alameda and at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo for more than 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Maria P. Villarreal of Fairfield; sisters, Kitty Sue Espinosa and Diana Smith of Dallas, Texas; sons, David M., Michael A., and Robert E.; six grandsons and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his father, Maurice and mother, Ruth.
Services were held Nov. 13, 2012, at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. Arrangements by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, www.BryanBraker.com.