Rafael “Ralph” Solis

Rafael “Ralph” Guajardo Solis, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 66 years, 5 months and 6 days.

Ralph was born, October 24, 1947 in the son of Francisco Solis and Maria Guajardo Solis. On November 5, 1966, Ralph married the love of his life, Tila Puente.

Ralph is survived by his wife of over 47 years, Tila Solis of Kenedy; his sons, Michael R. Solis and wife Trish of Sugarland and Rene Solis and wife Alicia of Missouri City; his sisters Petra Zamora and Lorenza Gonzales; and his brothers, Santiago Solis and wife Manuela and Domingo Solis. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Sara Solis, Mark Zermeno and wife Sara and Joshua Zermeno and wife Kristen, and his 3 great-grandchildren. Mr. Solis is preceded in death by his parents; his 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Visitation will be held in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and a rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:00 P.M., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Kenedy. Funeral mass will be celebrated, 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy, Texas with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kenedy, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be, Mark Zermeno, Josh Zermeno, Richard Zamora, Joe Luis Zamora, Joe Daniel Solis, Chris Robles, Steve Gonzales, Jimmy Solis, Jr., and Marcus Solis.