Mr. Leal was born in Kenedy on Aug. 17, 1952, to Pablo and Eva Leal. On June 27, 1992, he married Nora R. Leal. He served his country in the United States Air Force.
Survivors include his wife of more than 21 years, Nora Leal; six children, Jessica Salas, Valerie Gonzales, Christopher Leal, Jason Leal, Gonzalo “Tiger” Gonzales and Gino Gonzales; sisters, Mary Arguelles, Patricia Barnes and Elena Hernandez; brothers, Paul, David, Fabian, Felipe, Tony, Cleo and Steven Leal; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pablo and Eva Leal.
Visitation was held Friday, March 7, in the Eckols Funeral Home chapel followed by a rosary there at 7 o’clock that evening.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy.
Interment followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.