Salvador Rios Castro Jr., 84, of Fort Stockton, Texas, passed away peacefully in his home, on October 16, 2021.
Family, friends and those whose lives he touched are invited to Heritage Funeral Home of Big Bend for the viewing on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. a Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Burial will follow at Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery.
Salvador is survived by his ex-wife Juanita Castro, his children, Armando (Maria) Castro, Leo (Judy) Castro, Anjel Castro, Salvador (Lorie) Castro III, Maria Castro, Israel Castro, and Amy Castro Chacon (Ruben), 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and sister Mercedes Lopez. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Miguel Barrera, Mariano Castro and sisters, Irene Rubio and Mariana Langford.
Salvador was born September 23, 1937, in Sanderson, Texas to Salvador Castro Sr. and Senaida Rios. He met and married Juanita Urias in 1952, in Fort Stockton, Texas. He began working at a very early age as a service attendant and eventually worked his way up to assistant manager. He then moved on to work as a mechanic, before becoming employed as the first transportation foreman for the Fort Stockton Independent School district. He worked for the FSISD for over 30 years, before retiring in 2004.
Salvador enjoyed spending time with his family, cruising the streets of Fort Stockton, fishing and watching westerns.
He was a devoted father who cherished his time with his children, as well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a loyal and generous friend, who will always be remembered for the annual family gathering where asado and chicharrons were prepared for all to partake.
Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend.