Juan F. Salinas, 71, of Kenedy, died peacefully Sunday, May 12, 2019, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Salinas was born Nov. 26, 1947, in Choate to Eduvijes and Jesusa Salinas. He obtained his GED and Law Enforcement Certificate from Coastal Bend College in Beeville and served in the Kenedy Police Department for 20 years. He then obtained his CDL and became a truck driver and drove cross country for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jesusa Salinas; his father, Eduvijes Salinas; sisters, Yolanda Olveda and Margarita Salinas; and a brother-in-law, Sylvester Olveda.
Survivors include his spouse, Terry Salinas; children, Elma (Simon) Beltran, Jaime (Rachel) Salinas, Johnny (Candace) Salinas, Teresa Salinas, Rico (Lori) Ramirez, Mary Kay (Richard) Lopez, Victoria Salinas (Gabriel L.) Gutierrez, Andrea (Eric Lara) Salinas and John Louis (Katelyn) Salinas; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Maria (Oscar) Danmier and Diana Salinas; sister-in-law, Ciccy Gonzales, and brother-in-law, Louis (Aimee) Garibay.
Visitation was held Wednesday, May 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy with a rosary recited at 7 o’clock.
The funeral service was conducted there Thursday, May 16, at 3 p.m. Interment was held at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Pawnee.
Arrangements were under the direction of Eckols Funeral Home, Kenedy.