Services for Juan Francisco Sierra-Rivera 90, will be 1:00pm at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on May 5, 2017 with Father Chris Downey officiating. Burial will follow in with full military honors.
Juan Sierra-Rivera died April 30, 2017 at his residence.
He was born January 28, 1927, in Baranquitas , Puerto Rico to Aquedo and Julia Sierra-Rivera.
Juan Sierra-Rivera was a World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam Veteran.
He is a double bronze star, a Presidential silver star, as well as two Purple Hearts recipient.
Survivors include his four sons; Juan Albert Sierra-Selliva of Arizona, Roderick Sierra-Wittich of California, Carlos Sierra-Wittich of Killeen, and Juan Sierra-Wittich of Killeen; two brothers; Jorge Sierra-Rivera, and Pedro Sierra-Rivera; one sister Susin Alamo; twelve grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
The family will receive visitation from 6 to 8pmThursday at the funeral home. A rosary will be recited at 7pm.
Forever in my heart. love you from a very grateful daughter-in-law.
Judith Marie Jarrett SierraSan Tan Valley, AZ
Rest in Peace, I will miss you.
Juan Alberto SierraSan Tan Valley, AZ
The passing of CSM Sierra-Riveria should be celebrated and not mourned. This great man and soldier warrior was part of a generation that not only built this country, but that protected it and our citizens and helped free the world from the oppression of tyranny in our darkest days.
No greater honor is there than to serve our Country in a time of need and and next to your brethern in combat. CSM Sierra-Riveria did so not only once, but willingly laid his life on the line in many conflicts and thru many decisive engagements. Not many have followed in his footsteps and few ever will.
I know, with his passing, he has emerged in Heaven, in Class A uniform, and is now rejoicing at standing in formation with his combat brethern in the Kingdom of Heaven. Rest easy Old Soldier.....You've earned it.
Andy RiceBelton, TX