Pedro R. Escobedo



The patriarch of the Escobedo family, Pedro R. Escobedo, originally of Harlingen, TX, passed away two months shy of his 90th birthday, on July 4, 2017.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with Father Jack Kelly presiding. The burial will follow at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 pm at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Pedro retired as a Command Sergeant Major from the US Army after 24 years of service, during which he was a 3 war veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Geronimo M. and Irene R. Escobedo; and brothers, Juan R. and Santiago R. Escobedo.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mildred O. Escobedo; and five devoted daughters, Hilda E. Litchfield (Scott) of Faber, VA, Nedda E. Lujan (Pat) of Fayetteville, Isabella E. Ostendorf (Jimmy) of Fayetteville, Norma E. Dupe (James) of Fayetteville, and Edana E. Christy (Tony) of Cary; He leaves a legacy to nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His surviving siblings are Rebecca Franco, Irene Villareal, Mary Cedillo and Rafael Escobedo, all from Texas.