Vence Robert Margoitta Sr.
Vence Robert Margoitta Sr. entered into rest Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Waco.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 27, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation was held on March 26, 2021, with rosary at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marlin.
Vence was born to Joe and Lucille (Lucy) Margoitta on Aug. 3, 1934. He grew up in the Reagan/Highbank area. Vence married the love of his life, Betty Jo Warhol, on Feb. 27, 1960. Vence was a faithful member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marlin where he served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He worked in agriculture most all of his life. He began his career managing a cotton picker crew for Abate. He was service manager for many years at Marlin Equipment and finished his career as a supply clerk and bus driver for Marlin ISD. After his retirement he continued working on tractors for many friends. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working on tractors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lucille Margoitta; his wife, Betty Jo Margoitta; his daughter, Rita Schroeder; brother, Tony Margoitta; sister, Dorothy Marie Jackson; brothers-in-law, Tony Nowaski, Louis Swick Sr., Stanley Rekieta, Marion Warhol, Fred Warhol, and Paul Mushinski; and sisters-in-law, Margaret Swick, Lillian Rekieta and JoAnne Warhol.
He is survived by his son, Vince Margoitta Jr. and wife Kimberley (Kim); daughter, Lisa Margoitta Smith; son-in-law, Louis Schroeder and wife Shirley; brothers, Joe Margoitta and wife Pat, and Frank Milton Margoitta and wife Linda; sisters, Frances Healan and husband Jerry, and Mary Stella O’Quin; sister-in-law ,Clara Mushinski; three grandchildren, Brandon Schroeder, Robert (RJ) Smith and wife Angie, and Lexie Smith Minor and husband Michael; three great-grandchildren, Blaise and Scarlett Minor, and Catteleya Smith; and many nephews and nieces.