Segundo Cortez, 82, of Kempner died April 9, 2020 in Killeen. Private graveside services will be held at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove has charge of arrangements.

Segundo was born Nov. 16, 1937 in San Benito, Texas to Lee and Amelia Villarreal.

He married Katherina Satler on April 11 in San Benito. They were married for 56 years.

Segundo served in the United States Army for 20 years and served during the Vietnam Conflict. He received the Purple Heart. Once he retired from the military, Segundo worked in law enforcement for many years.

Segundo was preceded in death by his wife, Katherina Cortez; daughter, Christine King; and grandson, Zachary Richmond.

He is survived by children Tony Cortez and wife Joyce, and Diane Richmond and husband Mark; grandchildren Destiney Sharman and husband Corey, and Paden King; two great-grandsons, Brody and Wyatt Sharman; and by five brothers and one sister.