Jose Manuel Salas, 53 went to be with our Lord on August 24, 2021. He was born September 13, 1967, in Freeport Texas to Cipriano Salas Jr and Gloria Villanueva Martinez.
Jose was an outstanding Crane Operator for over 25 years. Whenever he had the opportunity, he proudly taught young operators the trade. He was a devoted and loving son, husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend who will be greatly missed by everyone who loved and knew him. He was a jack of all trades, if he wasn’t working on a project in his garage, he was working on getting his boat ready for fishing. Jose enjoyed hunting and fishing, and family and friends who knew Jose knew about his famous delicious beef jerky. When a family member or friend needed help with anything, Jose was always there to lend a helping hand.
Jose is preceded in death by his mother Gloria Villanueva Martinez, sister Gloria Maria Salas and brother Cipriano Salas III.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 35 years Isabel A. Salas, his children Maria Renee Orta (husband Mario), Jose M. Salas Jr., Angel Adrian Salas, and six beautiful grandchildren that he adored greatly Anthony Orta, Lola Orta, Aaliyah Orta, Zane Patterson, Arybella Salas, and Anastasia Salas. As well as his family, his father Cipriano Salas Jr. (wife Eugena), and brothers Juan Salas (wife Julie), Eduardo Salas, David Salas (wife Leticia), Daniel Salas as well as several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Monday, September 6, 2021, at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass Tx. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 342 South Rife St. Aransas Pass, Tx. Interment will follow at San Ignacio Cemetery, Kenny Lane, Ingleside, TX.