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Tirso Cuellar
November 20, 2022
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Tirso Cuellar, 82, retired ASAC, passed away November 19, 2022. Tirso had been in poor health for awhile and passed away at his home in Red Oak, Texas surrounded by his family.

Tirso began his OIG career as a Special Agent in the Temple, TX regional office about 1975. He later became the Supervisory Special Agent in Dallas and around 1993 transferred to the San Fransisco Regional Office as ASAC. He retired there in 1996 and immediately moved back home to Red Oak.

Services will be held at Green Funeral Home, 105 Vintage Drive, Red Oak, TX 75154. The viewing will be Tuesday, November 22 from 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be Wednesday, November 23 at 11 am.

Below is the obituary from the funeral home:

Tirso Cuellar, Jr. age 82 of Red Oak, Texas passed away November 19, 2022. He was born in Bartlett, Texas June 5, 1940 to the late Tirso Sr. and Guadalupe (Davila) Cuellar. The oldest of 15 children, he helped his family as they followed harvests and worked fields all the way to Idaho and Oregon. He graduated from Taft High School and later joined the Marines in 1960. After his service he married Maria Valdez September 26, 1964 in Hereford, Texas. To this union they were blessed with three children. Tirso later attended Amarillo College studying Criminal Justice receiving his Associate Degree. While in Amarillo he worked for the Police Department and in 1974 he moved his family to the McAllen, Texas area for Border Patrol Academy; later transferring to Temple, Texas beginning his career as a Federal Agent with the Department of Agriculture with OIG Investigations. Tirso was always an early riser and self sufficient; over the years his focus and determination to be the best at his job got him promoted several times, ultimately to Assistant to the Attorney General for the US Department of Agriculture; retiring in 1996. After retirement he relaxed a lot and loved to travel to see friends and family and take family trips to Padre Island. He played some golf, but dedicated most of his time to family and his grandchildren. He could often be found on the phone with his siblings and former coworkers; always ready to offer sound advice on any situation. Tirso will be missed by all who knew him.

He is proceeded in death by his parents and five siblings: Alex, Jose, Jesus, Maria and Juana.

He is survived by his loving wife Maria V. "Mary" Cuellar of Red Oak; children: Javier and wife Gracie Cuellar of Red Oak, Dominic and wife Jade Cuellar of Dallas and Lisa Cuellar of Red Oak; seven grandchildren: Nicole, Cris, Brianna, Gracie, Arnold, Andrew and Ericka; two great-grandchildren: Reed and David Lee; nine siblings: Robert, Marguerita, Marta, Selma, Lupe, Oralia, Rosa, Alicia and Frances; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.