The Athens Review
Benito Figueroa Vega, 46, of Apaseo el alto, GTO, Mexico, passed away March 17, 2014, following a sudden illness. Services will be March 22 in Mexico.
He is survived by one son, David Figueroa of Athens, and one brother, Fermin of Tyler. Other survivors in Mexico include his parents, Audelia Vega Mandujano and David Figueroa Alvarez, brothers Felix and Felipe and sisters Chila and Gabi.
Benito cam to the U.S. as a teenager, and worked several jobs in agriculture around East Texas. He was then employed 10-plus years at Athens Brick shortly before returning to Mexico. He will be remembered as a loving father, son and brothers, a hard worker and good friend.