Ernest Hernandez

January 27, 1920May 6, 2014

Ernest Hernandez, our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, entered rest on May 6, 2014 at the age of 94. A native of San Antonio, he was born to Zeferino and Hilaria Hernandez on January 27, 1920. Mr. Hernandez honorably served his country during WWII and received an EAME Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, and World War II Victory Medal. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lillie; 3 sisters and 6 brothers. He is survived by their children: Adela H. Flores and husband Moses, Ernest Hernandez, Jr. and wife Victoria, Ernestina Salazar and husband Roger, Henrietta Juarez; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; sister, Elida Garza. The family will receive friends at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Funeraria Del Angel Roy Akers with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. A funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014 to celebrate a 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Please visit for online tributes.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 13, 2014
  • Rosary Tuesday, May 13, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 14, 2014
  • Interment Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ernest Hernandez

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Candy Gutierrez

May 13, 2014

Dear Vecino, you will truly be missed. I was lucky to have met your kind soul. Love Candy Caraballo Gutierrez

Candy Gutierrez

May 13, 2014

I grew up next to Ernest and his family and he was one of the best persons I have had the pleasure to know. He always had a kind word to say and made me feel so welcome when I would came to visit. I had cut my finger and I remember he nursed it for me, he was such a gentle man. He was such a kind soul. With my deepest sympathy may he rest in peace.

Love Candy Caraballo Gutierrez

May 13, 2014

Tio Ernest not only personified the very best of the Greatest Generation of American Military WWII Veterans, but was someone I truly admired for his exemplary calm humility and personal demeanor. To my Cousins and ALL of Tio's family: he was a indeed special man, and I will miss occasionally meeting him for breakfast at his favorite restaurant.
Manuel Marquez (Spring Branch, Tx)

Buddy Donahoe

May 11, 2014

I had the pleasure of working with Ernest. I've never met a person more kind, more friendly, more willing to give of himself than Ernest. He always took pride in his work and always encouraged others. It seemed as if he always had a smile on his face. What a positive thinker. I'll always be thankful that I knew him.

Tim Torres

May 10, 2014

We were blessed to have Tio Ernest in our life. He was always kind and very generous to me and all my brothers and sister when he and my Tia Lilly visited us in California. I enjoyed talking about boxing with my Tio. His knowledge of the sport was very impressive.
My wife Camille and I will miss him very much the next time we visit San Antonio.
My Tio will always have a special in our hearts.
We keep all of our San Antonio family in our prayers and thoughts. We love all of you very much..
Always, Tim & Camille Torres