FORT WORTH-Rene Gerardo Hurtado, Jr., “Razor”, Road Angel” ,63 years old, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at home in Fort Worth, Texas.
Funeral services: will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1:30pm at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church, 509 W. Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104.
A Celebration of Life: A celebration of life in Rene’s memory will immediately follow at Twilight Lounge, 212 Lipscomb Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104. We will have food, drinks & music. Please come & share your memories! Since this is a private party, children under the age of 21 will be allowed to attend.
Rene was born Tuesday, December 24, 1957, in Dallas, Texas. Growing up as a military kid, he & his family lived in several places. He would often reminisce of his childhood in Bermuda, telling stories of riding his bike and going to the movies; where he discovered the James Bond 007 franchise and would pretend to be double agents with his friends.
At a young age, Rene learned to play the guitar and fell in love with it. He enjoyed entertaining people and loved being the center of attention, he dreamed of being a rock star. As a young man, he was in a few different bands; Road Angel and Haven West were the two groups he talked about the most. He relished in the time that Haven West won the Battle of the Bands, making them local celebrities and giving them the opportunity to make music videos (still viewable on YouTube). Later, he moved to Dallas and eventually settled in Fort Worth, Texas. Rene continued to play his guitar for friends and family until the very end of his life, when he was happy, sad, sick or feeling good, he would just open the bedroom window, turn on the amp & play away. Rene will be greatly missed but never forgotten by all who knew him.
Rene was preceded into death by his parents, Rene Hurtado and Paula Hurtado. His Grandmother, Catalina Perez, Uncle and Aunt, Joe and Virginia Rivera and Aunt, Eva Parks, who all opened their hearts and took him into their homes to raise him as their own, and his Brother, Ruben Perez.
SURVIVORS: Rene is survived by his wife of 13 years, Dani Hurtado; his children, Daniel Hurtado, Nathaniel Beicke, Johnathan Hurtado, Tonya Bone and husband Mark and Wendy Angel; sisters, Evita Webb and husband Jerry and Debra Rivera; brothers, Michael Rivera, Gabriel Rivera and wife Melissa and Rafael Rivera. Granddaughter, Avery Gregoire; Five nieces and nephews, Raquel Dominguez, Matthew Rivera and wife Oneka, Anthony Rivera and wife Miranda, Taylor Webb and Jacob Webb; Seven great-nieces and great-nephews, Jezlynne, Maddie & Sebastian Dominguez, Mason, Joseph, Daniel and Lucas Rivera. His former wife, Debbie Reese and her family who loved him unconditionally.
Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.