Juan Carlos Salas

Juan Carlos Salas, a resident of Pawnee, Texas, passed away, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy, Texas at the age of 54 years, 1 month and 27 days. Juan was born, April 2, 1959 in Three Rivers, Texas, the son of Justo R. Salas and Elida Gonzales Salas.

He graduated Pawnee I.S.D., and later received his associate’s degree from Del Mar College. He then began work for Valero Refinery in Three Rivers. Mr. Salas was of the Catholic faith.

Juan is survived by his father, Justo Salas of Pawnee; his sister, Carolina Yzaguirre and husband Heraclio, Jr., of Pawnee; and his niece and nephew, Veronica Maria and Heraclio “Genaro”, III Yzaguirre, both of Pawnee. Mr. Salas is preceded in death by his mother, Elida Gonzales Salas and his infant older brother, Jose Carlos Salas.

Visitation will be held, Friday, May 31, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel and a rosary will be recited at 7:30 P.M., Friday in the funeral home chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated, 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Our lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Pawnee, Texas with Rev. Ryszard Zielinski officiating. Interment will follow in the Nell Cemetery.