Mr. Santos was born Dec. 24, 1946 in Karnes City to Ramiro Santos and Petra Benavidez Santos. Raul was a tanker truck driver and served his country in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his life partner Cynthia Rodriguez of Kenedy; his children Raul J. Santos Jr. of Kenedy, Rachel (Juan) Santos Ramirez of Austin, Roland (Crystal) G. Santos of Kenedy, and Rebecca (Alma Alvear) Santos of Austin; 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and sisters, Minerva Canales, Melinda Roberts, Irene Highberg, and Diana Ramirez.
Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ramiro Santos Jr., Rogelio Santos, and Ruben Santos.
A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Karnes City.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 18 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City.
Pallbearers were Jay Santos, Jeremy Proctor, Chris Highberg, Matthew Ramirez, Daniel O’Balle, and Joe Cano III.
Inurnment will follow at a later date. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, Inc. of Karnes City, Texas where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.