OBITUARY

Salvador L. Reyes Jr.

July 30, 1972January 10, 2021

SALVADOR L. REYES, JR. OBITUARY

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Salvador L. Reyes, Jr. 48 of San Antonio, TX on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Born on July 30, 1972, “El Niño as he was called by his mother; or “Little Sal or Chavita” as he was affectionately called by family, attended St. Gregory the Great Catholic School and Thomas C. Clark High School. Sal was a proud 2008 graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BA in Business Administration.

Sal worked for Credit Human’s MH Lending Division for ten years. He was an authentic man and loved to watch and read about sports, especially the UTSA Roadrunners and Texas Longhorn football teams. He also loved the Houston Texans, the Houston Astros and of course the San Antonio Spurs. Win or lose they were still his favorite teams and he proudly cheered them on. As a UTSA football ticketholder, he and his wife loved to travel and support the Roadrunners at most road games. Sal loved listening to Old Country, Tejano and Norteño music. An avid Star Wars fan, Sal collected valuable action figures for many years. He was also a wonderful cook, loved to grill and if you were ever fortunate enough to taste his Mexican rice you were blessed.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents. Sal is survived by the woman who completed and fulfilled his life, his loving wife of 10 years, Petra Garza-Reyes; his mother, Mary Esther Reyes; his father, Salvador Reyes, Sr. (Isabel); his aunt who was like a second mom, Yolanda Lopez; his mother-in-law, Minerva Guajardo; father-in-law Jose Luis Garza; sister-in-law Blanca Garza; brother-in-law Jose L. Garza (Ana); nephews Noah (also godson) and Jacob Garza; and goddaughters, Mia Grace Paredes and Zoe Briones; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Viewing will take place at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home on Monday, January 18th at 6 pm; Rosary to follow at 7 pm (6321 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, TX 78238; due to COVID regulations, Rosary capacity is limited 60, first-come). Additional Viewing and Rosary will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 19th from 10 to 11 am before departing to the church.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 19th at Noon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (13715 Riggs Road, Helotes, TX 78023; 200 capacity). Private burial services for family only to follow. Pallbearers will be his best friend Brian Parr, Logan Parr, Raul J. Lopez, III, Jose L. Garza, Mario Hernandez, Rudy Briones and John Paul Reyes.

The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Sal. He was a man of few words, but the words he chose were the right ones and the words you needed to hear. The world has lost a kind, gentle soul and we will never be the same without Little Sal in our lives. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose

  • FAMILY

  • Petra Garza Reyes, Wife
  • Mary Esther Reyes, Mother
  • Salvador Reyes Sr. (Isabel), Father
  • Yolanda Lopez, Aunt
  • Jose Luis Garza, Father-in-law
  • Minerva Guajardo, Mother-in-law
  • Blanca Garza, Sister-in-law
  • Jose L. Garza (Ana), Brother-in-law
  • Jacob Garza, Nephew
  • Noah Garza, Nephew and God-son
  • Mia Grace Paredes and Zoe Briones, God Daughters
  • Numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, Other

Services

18 January

Visitation

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunset NorthwestFuneral Home

6321 Bandera Road
San Antonio, Texas 78238

18 January

Rosary

7:00 pm

Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

6321 Bandera Road
San Antonio, Texas 78238

19 January

Additional viewing and Rosary

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

6321 Bandera road
San Antonio, Texas 78238

19 January

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe Caholic Church

13715 Riggs Road
Helotes, Texas 78023

19 January

Private Family Committal Service

1:30 pm

Resurrection Cemetery at Cordi-Marion

11624 Culebra Road
San Antonio, Texas 78253

Memories

Salvador L. Reyes Jr.

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Mary Jane Cheuvront

January 16, 2021

Salvador and Petra had their Roadrunner season tickets in the row in front of mine. We cheered, high-fived, grumbled and second guessed the play calling. It was always a fun game no matter the outcome because he was a kind and nice guy and he and Petra were two peas in a pod. My family, friends, and I looked forward to every home game because they were there. My deepest condolences to Petra and Salvador’s family and friends. May the Lord comfort you and keep you in the palm of His hand. RIP Salvador.

Janace McGarity Brown

January 15, 2021

I clearly remember the day Sal came in the office to interview for the full time position after working in the department as a temp employee for a few months. He walked in with full suit and matching tie looking like a Million dollar glamour shot photo! We all laughed about that day because he looked like he was applying for a CEO position.
Sal was a big sports fan and a "Foodie" just to listening to his conversations and excitement about a team or game and looking at pictures of the food and places he ate at made you feel you was missing out on something!
Salvador was not only my co-worker he was my friend and part of my work family. He will forever be missed- RIP with Love

Beatrice DL Alarcon

January 15, 2021

Salvador was such a kind hearted, respectful, and genuine man. He was always sincere and nice. He loved my best friend. He made my best friend joyful. He took care of her every day they were together. I will forever be grateful for the man he was, the husband he was to one of the most important people in my life, and the friend he became to me and my family. Salvador, we love you. May you rest in paradise with our loving Father.

Armando & Beatrice Alarcon, Mr. & Mrs. De Leon, Tommy, Amy, Breanna, Caleb, Cydny, Zoe, Xenia, & Amirah

Lisa Martinez

January 14, 2021

Sal was like family to me. He always greeted me with a warm smile and I always felt comforted knowing that he was always taking such good care of Petra. They were the definition of #relationshipgoals. I loved hanging out with them in their home. There was always great food around and I loved the way Sal loved to tell stories. Petra and I would always laugh because Sal loved to take the looooooong route to tell a story. Lol. And we bonded over our love of estate sale shopping and reselling stuff on eBay. I was always impressed with the random things he had learned online to fix up old electronics. It’s kind of a ridiculous talent to have, but I appreciated it so much. Lol. Sal enjoyed life so much. He ate the best foods, went to so many football games, and watched all his favorite old school heavy metal videos on his TV. Every memory of Sal is a great one. He will be missed dearly. May he Rest In Peace.

Valerie Perales

January 14, 2021

Sal was a great friend. We always talked about sports and life. He would go watch my girls play basketball, and then the next day at work we would talk about everything that went wrong with the game. He was family to us. He will be greatly missed.

Beatrice DL Alarcon

January 14, 2021

Salvador was such a kind hearted, respectful, and genuine man. He was always sincere and nice. He loved my best friend. He made my best friend joyful. He took care of her every day they were together. I will forever be grateful for the man he was, the husband he was to one of the most important people in my life, and the friend he became to me and my family. Salvador, we love you. May you rest in paradise with our loving Father.

Armando & Beatrice Alarcon, Mr. & Mrs. De Leon, Tommy, Amy, Breanna, Caleb, Cydny, Zoe, Xenia, & Amirah

Mary Roulette

January 14, 2021

I was fortunate to have worked with Sal for 3years at Credit HumanFCU. He was the nicest guy with a great sense of humor. His passing was a shock to us all but I know he is with us and watching over us. Til we meet again rest easy

Noel Cortez

January 14, 2021

I only knew Sal through the sweet and thoughtful gestures toward my classmate, Petra. I remember a time when we were late night studying and he’d brought her dinner while supporting her before our big exam. ♥️

Paul Lopez

January 14, 2021

I played on the Chargers basketball team with Sal when we were kids. He was quite a presence on the court and I always felt a sense
of security knowing he had our backs, he was a gentle giant and a good friend. Rest in Peace Sal.

Amy Pereida

January 13, 2021

Sal was my Spurs buddy at work. He was the only one that I knew of at work that liked the Spurs as much as I did. We talked after every game about the players and what we thought was going to happen next with the team. I will miss our basketball conversations, Sal.
May you rest in peace, my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY