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Guadalupe Salazar Jr., a cherished member of the Corpus Christi community, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2023. Born on May 7, 1945, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Guadalupe's life was a testament to his loving, selfless, and generous spirit.
Guadalupe is preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe Sr. and Herlinda Salazar; his brother, Juan Salazar; and his sisters, Virginia Buentello, Delia Lozano, and Aurora Cavazos. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Amparo Salazar; his children, Eddie (Ruby) Salazar and Irene (Frank) Gallegos; grandchildren, Jacob, Jonathan, and Arisa Gallegos and Edward Anthony and Sara Salazar; great-grandchild, Kameron Gallegos; siblings, Sylvia (Ernest) Ramirez, Elda Rivera, Elva (Catarino) Gonzalez, Linda (Lewis) James, Diana Castillo, Gracie (Ernest) Davila, Ruben Salazar, and Robert Salazar. His extended family will cherish the memories they made with him.
Guadalupe proudly served in the US Army from October 20, 1965 until October 13, 1967 and is a Vietnam War Veteran. During his time in service, he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Guadalupe owned and operated Alice Welding and dedicated his career to his craft before retiring. His work ethic was admired by his peers and colleagues, who appreciated his dedication and commitment to his profession. His involvement in associations related to his field of work was a testament to his passion for his craft.
Known for his humor and humility, Guadalupe's interests were as diverse as they were endearing. He was an avid fan of football and the Houston Astros, never missing a game and always ready to cheer on his teams with infectious enthusiasm. He also enjoyed deer hunting, a hobby that allowed him to appreciate the great outdoors and the tranquility that it provided. Guadalupe's love for barbeque was legendary, with family and friends always looking forward to his delicious meals. His favorite pastime was playing American Bingo, a game that brought him much joy and provided countless hours of fun with family and friends.
Guadalupe’s family describes him as a jokester and a clown. He passed these wonderful qualities down to his grandchildren, but especially to his great-grandson, Kameron. He also enjoyed sitting outside with his friend, Mac, listening to music and talking. His family and friends will fondly remember his pranks, the endless conversations, and the great music he enjoyed.
Those who knew Guadalupe would agree that he was a man of great love. His selflessness was evident in his everyday actions, always putting the needs of others before his own. His generosity knew no bounds, as he was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need, regardless of the situation. His loving nature was a beacon of light in the lives of many, and his memory will forever be a source of comfort and inspiration.
Guadalupe Salazar Jr. will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy of love, generosity, and selflessness will continue to live on in the hearts of those he touched. As we mourn his loss, we also celebrate a life well-lived, a life filled with laughter, love, and an unwavering dedication to family.
While we say goodbye to Guadalupe, we take comfort in the knowledge that his spirit will live on in the stories shared, the memories cherished, and the love he gave so freely. May his journey beyond be as joyous and fulfilling as the life he lived amongst us.
Guadalupe’s family will receive condolences on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Treviño Funeral Home, 3006 Niagara St. @ Port Ave., from 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM. A Holy Rosary and Liturgy of The Word will begin at 12:15 PM. Rite of Committal and Interment with full military honors will follow at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 PM.
To leave your condolences for the family of Guadalupe Salazar Jr., share your memories, or visit his tribute wall, please go to www.trevinofuneralhome.net.