Mr. Salazar was born Jan. 20, 1947, in Beeville. He graduated from A.C. Jones High School and joined the Marines, serving in the Vietnam War. He had a passion for music and taught himself to play the guitar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose Juarez Salazar; his mother, Estella Ortiz Salazar; and a brother, Pedro Luis Salazar.
Survivors include his wife, Maureen Green Salazar; his daughter, Iishha Salazar; his son, Joshua Marks Salazar; and grandchildren, Emily Jestine Salazar, Christian Addis and Kyra Salazar; siblings, Mary Alice Coenen of Clements, Calif., Janie Salinas of Beeville and Yolanda S. Hawkins of Temple; and nieces and nephews.