Mr. Carmona was born Sept. 22, 1957, in Sommerset, Burmuda, to Lucia (Garces) and Salvador Carmona Sr. He married Graciela Rivera in Corpus Christi and served in the US Navy. He was a CCAD budget analyst and a member of St. Paul the Apostle in Flour Bluff. He was also a 4th degree member of the St. Paul the Apostle Knights of Columbus, a member of the Knights on Bikes Flour Bluff Chapter and volunteered for the Flour Bluff Little League baseball and football organizations. He was a lector, eucharistic minister and a member of the Cursillo Movement.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucia and Salvador Carmona Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Graciela “Gracie” Carmona of Flour Bluff; two sons, Joseph G. Carmona Jr. and Jaime Carmona, both of Harlingen; two daughters, Cecilia Carmona of Harlingen and Duvelza Cervantes of Flour Bluff; three grandchildren, Joseph Arrisola, Ciara Cervantes and Alyssa Carmona; two brothers, Sam Carmona and Sal (Mary) Carmona Jr., both of Harlingen; and two sisters, Mary Diane (Antonio) Juarez and Debi (Ramiro) Flores, both of Harlingen.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Angelus Funeral Home. A rosary was recited at 7 o’clock that evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at the church Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. with Father Richard Gonzales officiating. Burial followed in Oakville Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers were Joseph Arrisola, Bobby Rivera, Frank Pizzana, Jeff Johnson, Joseph G. Carmona II, Salvador Carmona Jr., Jaime Louis Carmona and Mario Gonzales Jr.
Angelus Funeral Home