OBITUARY

Ruben G. Salinas

May 6, 1947December 17, 2020
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Ruben G. Salinas, age 73, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Tyler, Texas. He was born Tuesday, May 6, 1947 in Alice, Texas to Ernesto and Petra Salinas.

Ruben married his high school sweet heart and were married for 54 years. He moved to Tyler in 1969 and made it his home. Ruben retired from Trane after 25 years. He loved fishing, working on lawn mowers, and absolutely loved family gatherings. Ruben enjoyed being outside with his grandchildren and was always on his flip phone with family. He also enjoyed watching classic movies as well as boxing, listening to the oldies, and always telling jokes. Ruben was a devoted son, husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend.

Ruben is preceded in death by his parents, Ernesto and Petra Salinas; mother in law, Isabel Garcia; son, Ruben Rene Salinas; brothers, Ernesto Salinas Junior, Armando Salinas, Raul Salinas, and Homero G. Salinas; and sisters, Esmeralda (Emy) Robert, Janie Thorpe, Consuelo Luera, and Libra “Lee” Amador.

Survivors include his loving wife, Rosario G. Salinas; sons, Jesus R. (Barbara) Salinas, Joey L. (Kimberly) Salinas; daughters, Barbara A. Salinas, Jaime K. Garza, Samantha R. (Arthur) Hernandez, Danielle E. (Jason) VanBuskirk (raised as a daughter); sister in law, Elsa Garcia; many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving siblings include Roque (Nellie) Salinas of Alice, Irma (Zeke) Abrigo of Alice, Linda (Rene) Munoz of Alice, Enrique (Sandra) Flores Jr.-cousin/brother.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. with rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Tyler Memorial Funeral Home in Tyler, Texas. Final visitations will be on December 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. following the gravesite service at 11:00 a.m. in the Tyler Memorial Cemtery.

EVERYONE PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. WE ASK IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID OR DO NOT FEEL WELL, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jesus R. Salinas
  • Joey L. Salinas
  • Joe L. Salinas (Jr.)
  • Anthony R. Salinas
  • Patrick J. Salinas
  • Ian N. Salinas
  • Damian S. Salinas
  • Christian R. Salinas
  • Ruben R. Benitez
  • Josiah E. Benitez
  • Arthur Hernandez Jr.
  • Evan J. Barnes
  • Jason W. VanBuskirk

Services

  • Visitation & Rosary

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Memories

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Sabrina Almaraz

December 22, 2020

I’ve known the family since I was 6. They’ve always been a 2nd family to me and Mr. Salinas has always been a father figure to me. He always called me by last name because it was so “white” and always tried to make me yawn when I saw him. He always had jokes and tried his best to bring a smile to anyone he met. My heart truly aches that he is gone, but I know he will always be with us. I love you all!

Evan Barnes

December 22, 2020

We will miss you Grandpa. We love you!

Manny Luna

December 21, 2020

Although I only knew you for 7 years. It felt forever. Miss you old man!! Rest easy and thank you for all the love 💜

Lilly Salinas

December 21, 2020

Me&& grandpa ❤️🥺

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