Raul Castillo Reyes, who always had a kind word and a smile for everyone,
passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in San Antonio on Oct. 20 at
the age of 91. His smile was infectious and his barbecue skills were
legendary throughout South Texas.
He was born Jan. 23, 1928 at Los Reyes Ranch near San Diego, Texas.
A big sports fan, he loved the Dallas Cowboys, the San Antonio Spurs and
the Houston Astros. But most of all, he loved his family and especially his
late wife, Martina P. Reyes. Raul and Martina usually were the first on the
dance floor, laughing and dancing.
Raul was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on several ships, including the USS
Lexington. In civilian life, he worked as a bread truck salesman, a
plumbing supply specialist (there wasn’t a leak that he couldn’t fix) and,
later in life, he assembled bicycles at Walmart.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather (known by many as Popo)
brother, tío and friend. He is preceded in death by his parents, Salomon V.
Reyes and Guadalupe C. Reyes; his wife, Martina P. Reyes, son Roel Reyes,
brothers Antonio (Dora) Reyes; Arturo (Graciela) Reyes and sister Eustolia
He is survived by son, Raul P. (Linda Anne Vaughan) Reyes of Galveston,
Texas and daughter Norma R. Sanchez of San Antonio, Texas; sisters Delia
(Robert) Hirtle, Edna (Luis) Corona, Elma (Alejo) Garcia; brothers Jose
(Consuelo) Reyes and Alfredo (Anna) Reyes; four grandchildren, Nathan
M. (Som Yanista) Gonzalez of New York City, Melanie Nicole Gonzalez of
San Antonio, Texas, Benjamin Kirke Sanchez of Houston, Texas,
Christopher Neil Vaughan of Webster, Texas and numerous nieces and
And we know this: Raul and Martina are once again dancing the night
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home – San Diego, Texas
Leaves the Funeral Home at about 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov.2
San Diego Cemetery, Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements.
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