Ignacio “Nacho” Salinas, Jr.

Ignacio Salinas (older) Ignacio SalinasIgnacio “Nacho” Salinas, Jr, 67, of Harlingen, Texas entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at his residence after a courageous battle against cancer. He never gave up hope and faith in God despite his illness.

Ignacio served as a SP4 in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1969. He was also a policeman with the Harlingen Police Department for 10 years. He later became a local truck driver until his retirement.

He loved to collect and restore classic cars and was a member of Hemmings Classic Car Club. He lived his life to the fullest and will be remembered and loved by his family. He is gone but will not be forgotten. This is not a goodbye but a celebration of his new eternal life with Jesus Christ our savior. The family takes comfort knowing he is with God and no longer has to endure any pain or suffering.

Mr. Salinas was preceded in death by his stepfather, Mr. Felix Rivera Sr. on July 27, 1998.

Ignacio is survived by his loving wife, Irene Salinas; his children: Javier Ignacio (Tonya) Salinas, Juan Carlos (Yvette) Salinas, Laura Christina (Jesus) Vega, and Patricia (Raymundo) Saenz; his stepchildren: Gloria, Simon, Bertha, Jorge, and Gavino Macias; his mother San Juana G. Rivera; his brothers and sisters: Juan (Margarita) Rivera, Ester Rivera Hernandez, Norma Alicia Rivera Gray, Isabel C Rivera, Felix (Rosie) Rivera Jr, Lupita Rivera (Lionel) Molina, Francisca (David) Rivera, Minerva Rivera, Candelario Rivera, and Joe David (Norma) Rivera. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a holy rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home in San Benito.

Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in San Benito. Interment will follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park.

Military honors will be conducted at graveside by American Legion Post 43 of Brownsville, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers is his oldest son, Javier Ignacio Salinas; his brothers: Juan Rivera, Felix Rivera, Jr.; Candelario Rivera, Joe David Rivera; and his nephew, Tomas Rivera.

You may sign the online guestbook and send words of comfort, flowers, or sympathy cards to the family of Ignacio Salinas, Jr. at www.thomaegarza.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas; (956) 399-1331.

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