San Saba lost a life-long citizen on December 28, 2011 when Pioquinto Hernandez was called home at the age of 85. He was born to Juan and Refugia Hernandez on May 16, 1926. He was a hard worker and sheared sheep for the people of San Saba and surrounding areas for many years. He also worked on the DPH Ranch for 10 years with Jim Hewitt. He loved to garden and shared many of the fruits of his labor with friends and family. They loved his vegetables from his garden. If he was not gardening, he was playing with his beloved pets. They were a comfort to him and helped to pass time.Pioquinto is survived by his wife, Eva Hernandez of San Saba; one son, Juan and his wife, Dawn Hernandez of San Antonio; daughters, Angie and husband, Jesse Torres of San Saba; Eva Hernandez and Mary Hernandez, both of Dallas; grandchildren, Jade Darnell, Shellby Buttler, Chris Sterling, Ashley and Linner Wooten, Isaac Barron, Marcus Sterling, and Bruce Sterling, Jr.; and great-grandchild, Aalijah Warren-Barron.Rosary was held Thursday, December 29, and Friday, December 30 at Heritage Funeral Chapel. Services were held Saturday, December 31 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.Officiating the service was Rev. Pedro Castillo and Deacon Richard Menchaca. Pallbearers were Charles Vasquez, Freddie Vasquez, Albert Trevino, David Bitonel, Ernest Gomez, and George DeLeon. Honorary Pallbearers were Luis Jiminez, Richard Flores, Edward Flores, Isaac Barron, Mike Sanchez, and George Flores.Interment is in the San Saba Cemetery.The family would like to thank the Solaris Hospice for all the hard work, support, love and care given to their loved one.Services were under the direction of Heritage Funeral Homes, 1901 W. Wallace, San Saba, Texas. 325-372-3923.