"My God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles. Want to hold him, maybe I'll just sing about it."
Daniel Rivera Machuca, 52, of Temple passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in the comfort of his home. Daniel was born on September 6, 1968 to John and Betty Machuca in Temple, Texas. Daniel was a class of 1987 Temple High School graduate. While there, he played varsity football and baseball. His closest friends would rank him up there with some of the greats, including Hank Hill and Al Bundy. Sports were a huge part of his life and his family and friends knew better than to interrupt him during a game. Daniel loved his family and was a devoted friend. He will be missed by many.
A memorial service for Daniel will be held on March 27, 2021 at Crotty Funeral Home at 1:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you reach out to a friend or a loved one, make amends, check on them, and tell them you love them.
Daniel is preceded in death by his father John Pete Machuca, and his mother Betty Evelyn Machuca.
Daniel is survived by his sister, Monica Graham and husband Jason of Pensacola, FL; his brother, John Paul Machuca and wife Tissy of Temple; eight nieces and nephews, Patrick, Caitlin, James, Christian, Jonathan, Aja, Jeremiah, and Peyton; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Arrangements are entrusted to Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Belton.