PHARR – Ricardo Soto, passed away April 19th, 2021 at his home. Ricardo was born November 4th, 1956 in McFarland, CA to the late Modesto and Luz Soto. He married the love of his life Maria Ysidra on March 13th, 1977 at a small family ceremony in Pharr, TX. Ricardo was the proud father of 2 boys and 1 girl, that he loved with all his heart. He was a proud grandfather of nine grandchildren. He loved spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren that he adored with all his heart. Ricardo worked at Valley View ISD as a bus driver/mechanic until his recent retirement. He will be remembered as a hard-working man who would do anything for his family. “Dad you were the greatest father “papi” we could have asked for; you were always therefor us and mom. You were the greatest example and role model of what a father should be.” Ricardo is survived by his wife of 44 years, Maria Ysidra Soto, sons Ricardo (Nellie) Soto Jr, Esteban (Maria) Soto, daughter Virginia (Jonathon) Soto de Mata, brothers Arnulfo and Modesto Jr, sisters Rosalinda and Yolanda. Ricardo is preceded in death by his parents and sister Letty Soto. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 26th at Ric Brown Funeral Home in McAllen, TX. Private family view will be from 2pm to 5pm and a public viewing from 5pm to 9pm with a 7pm service. Burial will on Tuesday, April 27 at 11am at Palm Valley Memorial Garden in Pharr, Tx with a 10am chapel service. Pallbearers will be Ricardo Soto Jr, Esteban Soto, Jonathon Mata, Ricardo Soto III, Stevie Soto, Frankie Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Soto, Jeremiah Mata, Lincoln Soto and Logan Soto.