In memoriam: Richard Matthew Soto

Richard Matthew Soto

Our beloved “Richie” — Richard Matthew Soto — passed away in his sleep due to a sudden heart attack. He was only 33. Too soon.

He is survived by his son, Krystopher Soto of Hawley, Texas; his mother, Joyce, and stepfather James Allen of Beaumont, Texas; his father Gilbert Soto Jr. of Abilene, Texas; grandmothers Mary Alice Balderas of Abilene and Nellie Flowers of Beaumont; three sisters, Lisa Beam of Dayton, Texas, Michele Soto of Abilene, and Emily Welch of Abilene; a brother, Charles Allen of Abilene; several aunts and uncles; many nephews, nieces and cousins; and his large “crew” of friends.

Cremation will be at Broussard’s Mortuary at 1605 N. Major Drive in Beaumont. There will be a registry book in the foyer. Interment will be in Abilene at Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Highway 277 S. A memorial service is planed to be held at Mission Abilene on North Second and Mockingbird in Abilene on Friday, March 11, 2016, at 7 p.m.