Luz Leal, Sr.

December 13, 1957 - October 13, 2020
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Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services
Luis Lauriano
Camilo Flores Jr
Mickey perry
Sara Cobos
Edward and Maribel Castillo
Mr. & Mrs. Octavio M. Garza Sr. and Family
Alicia Castillo
Sara De Los Santos
Celena (Salinas) Boudreau, Brock, Beau and Ava
Rose Herrera Santos
Rachel Martinez

Obituary

Luz Leal Sr., 62, entered into internal rest on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Luz was born on December 13, 1957, in Alice, TX. He attended Alice High School where his charismatic spirit and character shined on and off the football field. He was a proud Alice Coyote and anyone who knew him knew he cherished the glory days of Friday nights.

Luz married Gloria Salinas, his high school sweetheart, whom he loved unconditionally. They shared 43 years of marital bliss. Aside from his loving wife, he was abundantly proud of and adored his two children and grandchildren. Luz’s family was his greatest accomplishment and his biggest love. He never stopped planning the adventures they could share together.

He spent many years coaching Del Mar little league, participated in numerous menudo cook offs as well as endless community service events and generally was a pillar in our community. He had a passion for lending a helping hand wherever he could. To know him was to love him.

Luz is preceded in death by his parents Erineo T. Leal and Albesa V. Leal, brother George Leal and father in law David G. Salinas. Luz is survived by his loving wife Gloria Leal, children Luz Leal Jr. (Erica), Liana Lopez (Efrain). Grandchildren Luz III, Gabriella Faith, and Brooke Addison. Also surviving him are his mother in law Maria B. Salinas, sister in laws Sylvia Salinas Ruiz and Diana Salinas Garcia (Antonio Jr.), nephews John D. (Rachel), Marc L., and Antonio III and nieces Ashley N., and Stephanie M. (William).

The family will have a private viewing, Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral and Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm. A Chapel Service will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 9:00 am at Fred Dickey Funeral and Cremation Services. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Due to the COVID pandemic and for the safety of all, the family will also be live streaming the funeral services including a Holy Rosary at www.freddickey.com on Tuesday, starting at 7:00 pm.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Time: 9:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Address:

3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041

 

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Born: December 13, 1957
 
January 16, 2015
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Died: October 13, 2020

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Priscilla Villarreal Rios posted on 10/21/20

My most sincere and deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Leal. Luz I will keep you and your family in prayer. May perpetual light shine upon your father. May he rest in eternal peace.

 

Luis Lauriano posted on 10/21/20

Thank you Senior for being a great father and husband. Thank you for being a great mentor. Our condolences to the Leal family. God bless you all. Luis and Claudia Lauriano and. Famiky.

 

Camilo Flores Jr posted on 10/20/20

I will always remember my nino for his humor. His laugh was overwhelming and intimidating. It took over rooms in seconds. Love you Big Luz

 

Irma J Guerra Moreno posted on 10/20/20

Gloria and family, I remember Luz as a gentle giant and a man who always lite up the room with his personality. His Legacy lives in each of you. Please know my prayers are with you all. My most heartfelt condolences and sending hugs.

 

LETICIA V BARRERO posted on 10/20/20

Our most sincere condolences to all the family. May Mr. Leal rest in peace in God's Heavenly Kingdom. May you find comfort to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Across the miles, receive a sincere "abrazo" of sympathy from Franco,& Sergio Barrero and Mom. May God Bless you all.

 

Catarino and Cecilia Lopez & Fam. posted on 10/20/20

Our condolences to all the family of Mr. Luz Leal. May he Rest In Peace!🙏

 

Mickey perry posted on 10/20/20

What can I say about Luz? A true gentleman! Funny as can be! He was always nice to me. Years would pass between times we saw each other and he made it seem like it was just a couple days. I have so many great memories of Luz from my childhood. I remember when he was just “the boyfriend” and Grace and Mark (my parents) would come to Alice for a visit. Gloria and Luz, high school kids, would come over To say hello and Luz would work the room. My mom and especially my dad, loved him. I always remember How he shook hands with my dad hugged the old ladies. I learned from it and did the same when I was older. I learned to not be shy. You will be missed, Luz. I know we will meet again. Love you, cuz.

 

Sara Cobos posted on 10/20/20

Our deepest condolences to the Leal family. Mr. Luz was a wonderful ,sweet and loving friend. He was also a coworker that was welcomed with open arms into our Whataburger family and gained everyones love and respect immediately. We have so many nice memories of him . He will always be lovingly remembered by all of us. Prayers for all of you that you may find comfort and peace. 🙏 All our love ❤️ Saide Cobos and family.

 

Edward and Maribel Castillo posted on 10/20/20

To the Leal family, you are all in our prayers. May Mr. Leal Rest In Peace. Heaven has gained another angel.

 

Araceli Rivera posted on 10/20/20

Our most sincere condolences to the Leal family. May the Lord be with you all during this time. Araceli Rivera and family

 

Sergio Salinas posted on 10/20/20

My family and I send out our deepest condolences to all of Senior's family. I feel extremely lucky to have had the privilege to know such a kind and loving soul who always treated everyone with an open heart. The memory of his laughter and outgoing personality will always remain in my heart. Mrs. Leal, Luz and Liana, if there's anything my family and I can do for you, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Love you all.

 

Lucy Castillo posted on 10/20/20

My most heartfelt condolences to the Leal Family on the loss of your loved one. Luz will always be remembered by his WB family.

 

Coach Hop posted on 10/20/20

I feel very privledged to have crossed paths with Luz Sr. during this lifetime ... Luz was a special kinda guy that you just couldn't help but like and love after you got to know him over time ... Luz Sr. was from Alice, Texas and I am from Kingsville. Luz Sr. always asked me about Kingsville's Bubba Walker a great running back that played during the time Luz Sr. played for Alice. Although our high schools were bitter rivals Luz Sr. always welcomed me into his home for a good Cowboys game and a Carne ... Rest in Peace Luz Sr.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Octavio M. Garza Sr. and Family posted on 10/20/20

In memory of Luz Leal, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Octavio M. Garza Sr. and Family lit a candle

 

Mr. & Mrs. Octavio M. Garza Sr. and Family posted on 10/20/20

Our Deepest Condolences to The Whole Family. May The Good Lord be with All of You through this Great Loss. God Bless and Many He Rest In Peace. Amen

 

Alicia Castillo posted on 10/20/20

In memory of Luz Leal, Sr., Alicia Castillo lit a candle

 

Alicia Castillo posted on 10/20/20

Mrs Leal, Luz, Luzito and Liana, my deepest condolences, I know there is nothing I can say to help you with your loss. Please know my prayers are with you. May he RIP. Un abrazo con mucho carino. Alicia Castillo

 

Sandra g holguin posted on 10/19/20

My deepest condolences to the Leal and Salinas family. Gone but never forgotten may he rest in peace.

 

Sara De Los Santos posted on 10/19/20

My heartfelt condolences in the passing of your love one. I used to working at Doctor's hospital, RN in admitting. Met Luz many yrs ago. What a nice,respectable gentleman. Never to be forgotten, he had such a BEAUTIFUL SMILE! Rest In Peace Luz

 

Cynthia Gutierrez posted on 10/19/20

Gloria, Luz Jr. & Liana, Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your husband/father (Luz). May God grant you peace to bring you comfort, courage to help you face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. God bless you all! Love, Oscar Gutierrez & Family

 

sandra g holguin posted on 10/18/20

My deepest condolences to the Leal and Salinas family gone but never forgotten. May he rest in peace

 

ALONZO SALINAS JR. posted on 10/18/20

My most sincere condolences to the entire Leal family. Un fuerte abrazo a Luz y Liana love you guys. Rest In Peace my dear friend will miss you dearly. From, ALONZO & CAROLINA SALINAS

 

ALONZO SALINAS JR. posted on 10/18/20

Our most sincere condolences to the entire family. Un fuerte abrazo a Luz y Liana, we will miss him dearly. Rest In Peace my dear friend. FROM, ALONZO & CAROLINA SALINAS AND FAMILY

 

Frank J. Carter posted on 10/18/20

Sincerest condolences to the Leal family. Luz was a good man and always willing to donate his time for the youth of Laredo. Frank and Bonnie Cater Boerne, Texas

 

Marissa Lopez posted on 10/17/20

My deepest condolences to Luz's family. He always had a smile when anyone would see him. Kind hearted. Rest in peace.

 

Jerry and Gloria Cabrera posted on 10/17/20

On behalf of the Cabrera family, we would like to send our deepest condolences and will keep your family in our prayers during this difficult time. Luz was a top-hand in the oil field and one hell of a cook. Rest In Peace, my brother. - Jerry and Gloria Cabrera

 

Mike Walt posted on 10/17/20

Every time I think of Luz, it brings a smile . Such a very Good man. Loved playing baseball with him. It seems like it was just yesterday. My condolences to the family.

 

Frank Castillo Family posted on 10/16/20

With sincere sympathy. Our prayers for his eternal rest. May perpetual light shine upon him. Frank, Maria, & Sarah Castillo. 💕🙏🏻

 

Gloria G Pena posted on 10/16/20

My deepest condolences to all the family. May my Compadre Luz Rest In Peace. Much love to the Leal family.

 

Daniel Nicholson posted on 10/16/20

My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed. Love to you all, and may we all find peace in his passing.

 

Celena (Salinas) Boudreau, Brock, Beau and Ava posted on 10/16/20

In memory of Luz Leal, Sr., Celena (Salinas) Boudreau, Brock, Beau and Ava lit a candle

 

Celena (Salinas) Boudreau, Brock, Beau and Ava posted on 10/16/20

I remember Big Luz from all the wonderful BBQ’s at Uncle David’s. He was always the ‘life of the party’. He had this amazing storytelling ability, I just loved to sit around with everyone & listen to him remember his football days, his decision not to take that Baylor scholarship, his love for his soulmate (my cousin Gloria) and his children. His presence made everything special & I’m so sad that he is not out there somewhere making somebody’s day happier & life better. But we will all be together again one day and that will be a GREAT day. Love to you all & you are in my prayers.

 

Hope Cantu posted on 10/16/20

Our Deepest Condolences to the Family. Mr Leal was a great person, with a kind heart, always willing to help everyone.. He will be greatly missed

 

Mindy Crowe posted on 10/16/20

“To know him was to love him.” This is so true. I am heartbroken to have lost this special friend from many years ago. He was truly a “light” in so many people’s lives. My heart aches for his family whom he adored and who adored him. May God comfort you all as only He can. Goodbye my friend.

 

Vilma Gonzalez posted on 10/16/20

Gloria, sending you thoughts and prayers to you and your family. So glad to have known Luz he was a true gentleman. May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him.

 

Rose Herrera Santos posted on 10/16/20

In memory of Luz Leal, Sr., Rose Herrera Santos lit a candle

 

Rose Herrera Santos posted on 10/16/20

Heartfelt condolences to the family. Sincerely saddened by news if his passing. May God give you comfort and peace in your time of need.

 

David Salinas posted on 10/16/20

Our sincere condolences to the Leal Family,May You RIP friend .

 

Richard Charles posted on 10/16/20

My deepest condolences to the Leal and Salinas family gone but never forgotten are you rest in peace

 

Eva Cuevas posted on 10/16/20

I was saddened to hear of Luz’s passing. I know it’s a great loss to your entire family. He was a great man. I have you can take comfort at his resting now and no longer suffering. Y’all are in my prayers. Please give my regards to Belen. I miss her and think of her often. Love Eva Honeycutt Cuevas

 

Daniel Amador posted on 10/16/20

Luz will always be remembered as a person who was generous and always ready to help. Thank the Lord for his kindness and friendship. God’s blessing to all the family.

 

Larissa Perusquia posted on 10/16/20

Great man and great friend. I have so many fun memories of Luz when we did so many menudo cook off and participated in so many events. He will be cherished forever. My condolences to Gloria and his two lovely children he would brag about. RIP Luz ❤️

 

Buddy Reynolds posted on 10/16/20

Our Sincerest Condolences to Gloria, Luz, Jr., and Liana. SO Sorry for Y'all's Loss. My fondest memory of Luz was the day we played a Friday Afternoon golf tournament, and on the 4th hole he made a Hole-in-one. He was very proud of that shot he made. RIP Amigo.

 

Rachel Martinez posted on 10/15/20

In memory of Luz Leal, Sr., Rachel Martinez lit a candle

 

Rachel Martinez posted on 10/15/20

OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO MR LUZ FAMILY HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED NEVER SAW HIM MAD HE WAS ALWAYS WITH A SMILE. HE WAS VERY RESPECTFUL AND FULL OF JOY HE WILL REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS ♥️ WE PRAY THAT GOD GIVES YOU PEACE AND STRENGTH TO GUIDE YOU THRU THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

 

Karl Adami posted on 10/15/20

My sincere condolences to Gloria and family. Luz was a special person who’s compassion and thoughtfulness had a positive impact on my life. I looked up to Luz as a leader during our football actives in Alice. I remember the summer of 1975 we spent working on the Adami Ranch building miles of barbwire fences and riding horseback on the ranch. Descanse en paz amigo.

 

Sabrina Padilla (Dallas ,Tx) posted on 10/14/20

It broke my heart to hear the loss of a friend. 😔 I will keep the whole Leal family in my prayers.. 🙏 Luz was an awesome person with a huge heart of gold and would always help others.. 💗 Rest In Peace tio/friend.

 

Sabrina Padilla posted on 10/14/20

It just broke my heart finding out a loss of a friend. Luz was an awesome person with a huge heart and loved to help others.. I will keep the whole Leal family in my prayers. 🙏 Rest In Peace tio/friend.

 

Michael Boswell posted on 10/14/20

I want to send our deepest condolences from the Boswell family. We're very sorry.

 

Homero G Flores (Pleasanton, Tx) posted on 10/14/20

One of the saddest moments is when you hear of the loss of a friend. Thoughts and prayers for the entire Leal family. Rest In Peace my old friend.

 

Marissa M. Jackson posted on 10/14/20

My sincere prayers for the family and may Luz be resting in eternal peace. Marissa (Martinez) Jackson

 

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