Mr. Islas was born in La Feria on May 13, 1937, to Santa Ana and Paola Benavides Islas. He was a resident of Corpus Christi for two years and formerly of Beeville.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include a son, Hector (Belinda) Aguilar of Sinton; sisters, Maria del Rosario Rodriguez of Washington, Christina Aguilar and Enedina Islas, both of Austin; six grandchildren; Gerardo “Jerry” Ramirez, Hector Ernesto Santa Ana Aguilar, Manuela Maria del Rosario Aguilar, Jose Eliesar Aguilar, Alexandra Gabrille Aguilar and Russell Rhody Garza; two great-grandchildren; and three nieces and nephews, Diana Islas, Baldemar Islas and Angelica Maria Islas.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton.
Arrangements were entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, Sinton.