Ricardo Salas, 80, of Kosse, TX passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at Bremond Nursing and Rehab with his family by his side.
Graveside services will be held at 3 PM on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at Kosse City Cemetery with Chaplain Melissa Pardun officiating.
Ricardo was born in Zacatecas, Mexico on June 20, 1943, to Monico and Juana (Delgado) Salas, one of 7 siblings. Ricardo was a hard worker all his life, in his younger years working as a ranch hand for various farms around the Central Texas area. Ricardo was a long time employee of the City of Marlin and retired in 2007. He married Lupe (Cordova) on November 14, 1981 and they had one daughter, Ana. Ricardo loved waking up early and starting his mornings drinking a cup of coffee from the Kosse Cefco. Ricardo was a talented gardener and in his last year harvested a garden with peppers, squash and onions. He was a skilled craftsman who completed many home improvement projects. In his wife's final years Ricardo was her loving caretaker. Ricardo enjoyed visiting with family especially his grandsons, who will greatly miss him and his jokes.
Ricardo is preceded in death by his wife Lupe Salas, parents, Juana & Monico, brothers Manuel, Rafael, Roman, and sister Maria de Jesus.
He is survived by his daughter, Ana Smith, two grandsons Richard Brent Smith & Robert Bryce Smith all of Cypress, TX; one brother and sister-in-law Rodolfo & Lorena Salas of Red Oak, TX, and one sister Ana Maria Salas of Guadalupe, Zacatecas Mexico and many cousins, nieces and nephews.