Mr. Art Villegas, Sr., age 59, of Toombs County, died Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida after a brief illness. He grew up in Edinburg, Texas and moved to Toombs County in the early 1990s. He started his career in law enforcement in 2000 with the Lyons Police Department, served briefly with the Oak Park Police Department. He began serving with the Alamo Police Department in 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents Jesus Villegas and Josefina Bernal Villegas; two siblings, Albino Saavedra and Estella Ybarra.
Survivors include six children, Arturo Villegas, Jr., Denice Coursey and husband Greg, Maribel Greene and husband Nate, Jessica Clavijo and husband Daniel, Daniel M. Villegas and Matthew Villegas; siblings, Jose Saavedra, Javier Villegas and wife Mary, Maria Elena Garcia and husband Ralph, Jaime Villegas and wife Criselda; and brother in law Arturo Ybarra; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, January 15th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Lyons City Cemetery with Pastor Efton Green officiating.
The service will be streamed on Facebook Live at the Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home Facebook page.
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