Carlos Cabello

August 19, 1955 - April 15, 2024
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Carlos Cabello, 68, entered into eternal rest, Monday, April 15, 2024. Mr. Cabello was born in Laredo, Texas on August 19, 1955 to Francisco and Maria O. Cabello. After graduating in 1974 from J.W Nixon High School, before joining the Laredo Fire Department he worked at Laredo hardware, and City of Laredo water works department. He married the love of his life in January 1976. On June 1984 he entered the fire academy, graduating from the academy in October 12, 1984. After serving the community for 29 years he retired as Captain in August 17, 2013.

Carlos or “Chapa” as many knew him was kind and funny in his own way. He had a nickname for everyone and it was kind of like a rite of passage to get a nickname from him. He was the life of any room and you would know when he was around because there would be so much noise. He was loved and seeked out by many and would not disappoint. He wanted the best for everyone and would always treat them with kindness. He adored his siblings and would visit with them on a daily basis. Every pet he came across was dearly loved by him. His heart, personality and charisma was unmatched.

Mr. Cabello is survived by his wife of 48 years of marriage, Maria Teresa Cabello; faithful loyal companion, JC Cabello; daughters, Irma Yvonne (Armando) Blanco and Carolyn (Gustavo) Salazar; grandchildren, Ethan Enrique Cabello, Carina Yvonne Salazar, Abel Javier Cabello, David Ivan Blanco, Armando Blanco Jr, and last but not least baby Catherine “Cat” Erias Salazar; siblings, Luisa( Bernardino) Sandoval, Francisco(Gloria)Cabello Jr, Minerva (+Eliseo) Perez, Margarita(+ Cruz) Hernandez, Ricardo Cabello, and Rogelio (Carmen) Cabello. Sister in Law, Mary Lou (Adan) Guajardo; partners in crime, Audriana, Aubrilla, and Isabella Moncivais; sister in law, Mary Lou (Adan) Guajardo; God children, Camilia Perez Gonzalez, Noe Guajardo and Kathy Speer; as well as many other close relatives and friends.

The Cabello family will be receiving condolences on Friday, April 19, 2024 in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from the funeral home to Christ the King Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 am.  Interment will follow to the Laredo City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ethan Enrique Cabello,  Abel Javier Cabello,  Gustavo Salazar,  Armando Blanco,  Rogelio Cabello and Eliseo Godina. Honory Pallbearers will be Francisco Cabello, Ricardo Cabello, Ricardo Noe Perez, Roque Perez, Manuel Ramirez and Nico Gomez.

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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 19, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

Christ the King Catholic Church


1105 Tilden
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: August 19, 1955
Died: April 15, 2024

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Mario Fernandez posted on 4/20/24

In memory of Carlos Cabello, Mario Fernandez lit a candle


Mario Fernandez posted on 4/20/24

My condolences to the family and friends of Carlos. We treasure all the memories thru friendship and brotherhood. May he rest in peace and God Bless 🙏


Patricias posted on 4/19/24



Nicole Waters posted on 4/19/24

I would to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Capt. Carlos Cabello. He blessed so many with his bravery, kindness and loving heart. May you all keep the memories with him bright and vivid in your minds and hearts. I know nothing I say will make this loss easier but you all will remain in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Rest peacefully at the side of God Mr. Cabello.


Amador Ballesteros posted on 4/19/24

My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Carlos Cabello. I met him many years ago through Johnny Moreno and Jose Gonzalez and have many memories of our friendship and shared good times. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.


Mario Tenorio posted on 4/19/24

Love you brother, the lord has great place beside him, 🙏 your pal and barber Mario tenorio.


Annabelle G.Venegas posted on 4/19/24

In memory of Carlos Cabello, Annabelle G.Venegas lit a candle


Annabelle G.Venegas posted on 4/19/24

Our most deepest condolences to his family. We will miss seeing him at the monthly retirees breakfast. Especially his greeting to my husband and I, years before we became grandparents he dubbed us Grandma & Grandma. He was a great person/ firefighter always willing to help, always happy. May our friend rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to the Cabello family. Annabelle & Homero Venegas retired captains


Irma Yvonne Blanco posted on 4/18/24

On behalf of Salazar/Blanco family and my dad's siblings and close relatives we would like to express our gratitude for the overwhelming love and support you have given us,I hope everyone can join us tomorrow to celebrate the life of our extraordinary dad.If anyone that cannot attend please light a candle and say a prayer for us and especially his grandchildren who are feeling so lost without their grandfather, their biggest fan and supporter who went above and beyond for all 6 grandchildren. God Bless you and love you all.


Manuel M Moke posted on 4/18/24

I worked with Mr.Hair at station #7.He always brought a laugh and a smile to make our day . He had nicknames for almost every one he worked with. Mine was Heart ❤️. Mr. Hair was soft spoken , and very knowledgeable. He was one of the smartest people I knew. He will be missed by everyone that was honored to work with him and knew him . May GOD bless his family. Captain Cabello will missed 🙏Your brother in Christ Manuel Moke


Captain Ricardo Rangel Jr posted on 4/18/24

May the comfort and peace of God be with the immediate family, relatives and friends of Retired Fire Captain Carlos Cabello. I pray that y'all will remain strong and steadfast in the faith that the Holy Bible produces in Jesus Christ name, Amen. John 14:1-6


Maru LaGrange Martinez posted on 4/17/24

May the perpetual light shine upon him, may he Rest in Peace. Our most sincere condolences to the entire Cabello family.


Julie Castillo-Anderson posted on 4/17/24

My deepest sympathies to all the Cabello Family. My prayers of comfort and strength during this difficult time and the days to follow🙏🏼.


John Hundsnurscher posted on 4/17/24

I was honored to work beside Carlos in several Fire Stations in the Fire Department. I offer my sympathies and celebrate a great life he had. I am sure the Fire Department and the citizens of Laredo joins your extraordinary family in grief and gratitude for Carlos. May he Rest in Peace. 🙏🏼


Daniel Fernandez posted on 4/17/24

Thank you for treating me like your own family! You will be missed grandpa-Danny Diaz


Minerva Perez posted on 4/17/24

Little brother I love you so much I’m sorry we couldn’t help you Thanks for all you did for us and for your meanness too I know you’ll be with Eli and Cruz Until we meet again