San Antonio/Edcouch - Leovardo Flores Puente, 67, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Kindred Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on April 13, 1953 to Salvador and Herminia Flores Puente in Edinburg, TX. As a young man, Leovardo was an ironworker, until he was severly injured in 1974. Because of his injuries, he became a quadriplegic for the last 46 years, getting around in his wheelchair. He enjoyed going to the lake, working outdoors in his yard with plants, and traveling to visit family in Dallas and the Rio Grande Valley. He especially enjoyed being a grandfather to his 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was a very outgoing person and loved to listen to his music. Leovardo is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Puente; sons, Albert Alonzo (Erica) and Rene Alonzo (Stephanie); daughters, Minnie Lou Sawyer (Richard) and Rosario Alonzo (Wayne). Also surviving him are his grandchildren, Bianca Victoria, Lauren Sofia, Dominic Brock, Tristen Bruce, Ashley, Jessica, Nicolas, Gabriella, Breanna, Justin, Jiovani, and Julian; his great-grandchildren, Mariah Victoria, Isaiah Aiden, and Arianah Desirae Quezada. Leovardo is also survived by his mother, Herminia Panchecano, sister Dora E. Puente and his nephew Dominic Puente. Leovardo is preceded in death by his daughter Sonia Sanchez.
Viewing will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Christian Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Anahuac Community Cemetery on Thursday, December 10, 2020.
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