On Saturday, January 19, 2019 Humberto "Bert" Salas, loving father of two, passed in his sleep at the age of 72.
Humberto was born on July 26, 1946 in San Diego, Texas to Atilano and Maria (Mercado) Salas. He was a 1964 graduate of Benavides High School, Benavides, Texas, and attended Texas A & I University. He served in the United States Army from 1967 through 1970. After the service Humberto pursued a career in Christian radio in the Houston area. Later he took managership of KGLF in Robstown, Texas. In 1995 he entered the retail business, serving with the Radio Shack Corporation as a manager in their Alice, Texas operation. After his retirement, Humberto joined the ranks of the local oil industry with the Woodgroup and STX of Freer, Texas until the time of his passing.
Humberto had a passion for Jesus Christ and the message of the gospel. He loved to examine the wonders of God's creation around him, and combined that passion with his thirst for truth and knowledge. He was an avid reader. Humberto was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.
Humberto was preceded in death by his father, Atilano M. Salas. He is survived by his two sons, Jeremy (Nikki) and Christopher (Adria), his mother, Maria Salas, three brothers, Atilano, Jr. (Melba), Ricardo Javier (Joyce), Daniel (Cindy), and two sisters, Gloria Alaniz (Corando), Esperanza Cavazos (Ovidio), and several grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A Prayer service will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home of San Diego, Texas. Funeral services are on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas followed by military gravesite services by the United Veterans Burial Association of Alice, Texas at the Benavides Cemetery. All services will be officiated by Pastor Robert Perez and Pastor Loena Perez from the Kingdom Now Church in Benavides, Texas. Mauro P. Garcia entrusted with the services. Condolences may be left on our website: www.mauropgarcia.com
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