STEPHENVILLE - Nicholas Gonzalez Escobedo, 89, a retired farmer, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2010, at a local nursing home.

Graveside services will be held at 1:45 p.m. Monday at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery with the Rev. Noe Alarcon officiating.  A prayer service will begin at 7 p m. Sunday at Lacy Funeral Home.

He was born on September 10, 1921 to the late Eusebio and Carlota “Gonzalez” Escobedo in Alice. Nicholas married Consuelo Sandoval on August 21, 1959 in Kingsville. She preceded him in death on November 26, 2003.

He was a decorated Korean War Veteran in the US Army with numerous awards including two bronze stars.

Survivors include step-daughter, Maria Alford and husband Kevin of Stephenville; step-grandchildren, Brett, Brandy and Savannah Alford of Stephenville; brother, Piano Escobedo and wife Petra of Kingsville; nephews Joseph and wife Dora Garcia of Kingsville, and Julian and wife Eliea Beuntello of Kingsville; many more loving family members.

Online condolences can be made at www.lacyfuneral.com.