Salustio Salas Sr., 88, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Lubbock. Services for Mr. Salas will be 10:00a.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lubbock with Father Martin Pina officiating. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 7:00p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Calvillo Funeral Home Chapel in Lubbock with a viewing on Tuesday October 15, 2019 1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. and Wednesday October 16, 2019 10:00a.m. to 9:00p.m.
Salustio was born September 14, 1931 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to the late Martin and Ancelma Salas. He married Cristina Hernandez in 1962 in Tahoka, Texas. She preceded him in death on February 7, 1988.
He worked for Farm Pac as a butcher for many years and as a youngster worked as a ranch hand where he developed a love for horses and animals. He was a devout Catholic and enjoyed many interests and hobbies, among them playing dominos, listening and singing with music; however; his greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family.
He is survived by one son, James (Adelina) Salas of Lubbock; two daughters; Susanna Montoya of Lubbock, Leticia Sanchez (Jason) of Levelland; two brothers; Martin Salas II of Lubbock, Enrique Salas of San Luis Potosi, Mexico; three sisters, Gloria Salas of Lubbock, Maria De La Paz of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Maria Felix Montano of Monterrey, Mexico; sixteen grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; one great- great grandchild.
He is preceded in death by one son Salustio Salas Jr. (May 9, 2008), one brother Hipolito Salas (December 20, 1983), one grandson Brandon James Montoya on October 19, 2003, two sisters; Maria Ellena Salas, Bertha Mata Salas.
The Salas family would like to thank Texas Home Hospice staff and the Whisperwood Nursing Home Staff for the great care they gave to Mr. Salas.