Carlos Herrera

October 19, 1939 - January 16, 2023
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Carlos Herrera Sr. went to his final rest in Laredo, Texas on January 16th, 2023 surrounded by his family. He was born on October 19, 1939, he was 83 years old.

Carlos is survived by and missed by his loving wife, Rosemary Herrera, children Carlos Herrera Jr., and Michelle (Kelly Sean) Herrera Goolsby. Forever cherished and remembered by his grandson, Ejay Herrera. Loved and missed by his sister, Dora Esther Reyna. His memory will be forever etched into the hearts of his friends, brothers, sisters, and their families. He is preceded in death by his parents Cresenciano and Dora Herrera and siblings Manuel, Raul, Arturo, Cookie, Lucy, and Oralia and Grandson Ethan Garrett Goolsby.

Carlos was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He was a graduate of Martin High School class of 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1959-1962 and was stationed in Hawaii where he was an expert rifleman, sharpshooter, gunner, flamethrower, and rocket launcher. After serving his country he continued his education and graduated from Texas A&I in Kingsville, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education with minors in History and Spanish. His employment history consisted of Uniroyal (professional race car driver), United Independent School District (educator), and Texas Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation (Laredo MHMR) until his retirement at the age of 55. After his retirement he served as a volunteer at numerous organizations in his community to include the American Red Cross, Lulac Council #12, Texas A&M University Mothers Club, and many others.

Carlos was a simple man who loved God, his family and country. He remained active as an avid sportsman and fitness enthusiast his entire life. He was a world traveler having ventured to places such as Egypt, Spain, England, France, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and many other places throughout the world. He was an avid reader enjoying every book by James A. Michener whose writings were based on travel, memoirs, history, and biographical genres.

Visitation will be held on February 6th, 2023 at 8 a.m. at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services followed by a Vigil service at 9 a.m.. The procession will depart that morning at 11 a.m. to San Antonio, Texas.  A Graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio, Texas at 2:00 p.m. After the funeral services, the Herrera family will be receiving guests at their San Antonio home at 7 p.m.

You may leave your condolences to the family online at Arrangements are under care and direction of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, February 6, 2023

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, February 6, 2023

Time: 2:15 pm

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery


1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78209


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Born: October 19, 1939
October 24, 2021
Died: January 16, 2023

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Maiva G posted on 3/11/23

My prayers and condolences are with you and your family. May Mr Herrera rest in peace.


Romel Benavides posted on 2/6/23

Tia Rosie, The memories I had of Tio Chale when I was little resurfaced when it was announced he passed away. He was a kind and gentle man who would always be there with us when we got together for celebrations full of energy. I will always miss those times we had when I was younger. I wish your family much love during these hard times while you keep each other close. May God guide him to a restful place. Regards, Romel I. Benavides


Frank Castillo posted on 2/6/23

Our most sincere condolences to the family. Carlos will never be forgotten. A true and genuine friend and gentleman!


Diana/Luis Ochoa posted on 2/6/23

Our Deepest Condolences Herrera Family RIP????


Gilda Benavides posted on 2/6/23

Herrera Family, Our deepest condolences to you all. This is a tough moment for you all to let go of Tio Chale while it’s a beautiful journey for him to be with our lord Jesus Christ. May you all have confort and peace and stay with his great memories. May he rest in peace and the perpetual light shine upon him. Love you all Juan Rodolfo, Gilda, Rodolfo & Romel Benavides.


Teresa B. Arreguin posted on 2/5/23

May each day bring a lessening of sorrow and only reminders of love that will forever live in your hearts. Our deepest condolences to each and everyone of you. So many memories to cherish! How bless we were to have him in our lives. We are here for you and your family always. God’s Blessings Love you all Tere Yvette Larry Delisa


Teresa B. Arreguin posted on 2/5/23

In memory of Carlos Herrera, Teresa B. Arreguin lit a candle


Cameline posted on 2/4/23

Tio Chale, you are already missed dearly. May the light of the Lord be with you as you follow your path to our Heavenly Father. May the Lord comfort the family during this most difficult time,


Danny Spolar posted on 2/2/23

Rest in peace Tio Chale, I will cherish the memories of some of the best times in Laredo with you. Please accept our deepest condolences from my family to yours. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all. Love, Danny Spolar and family.


Clara C. Contreras posted on 2/1/23

Our heartfelt condolences to the Herrera family. Rest In Peace my beloved Tio Chale. ??❤️??


Mario Herrera posted on 2/1/23

Love you Tio-will miss you dearly!


Stephen Herrera posted on 1/31/23

For the Herrera family: I'm sorry for your loss. Very Respectfully, Stephen P. Herrera


Aaron Reyna posted on 1/31/23

Great father, son, husband, uncle and friend. He will be missed. May the light of eternal life shine upon Tio Chale.


Maria Estrada posted on 1/30/23

My deepest condolences to the Herreea Family. I had the honor of working with Mr. Herrera. He was a respectful & admirable individual. May the Perpetual light shine upon him. RIP.


Irma Canales posted on 1/21/23

Our sincere condolences. From the Family of +Reymundo & +Maria Canales


Delores V. Rodriguez posted on 1/21/23

Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Carlos was a very good worker and helped so many people while employed at MHMR. Very fond memories of all he did for the clients and staff there. May he rest in peace. Delores & Nino Rodriguez


ricardo ibarra posted on 1/21/23

our sincere condolence , Rosie, Michelle (Aggie ), chale jr. Kelly, may you all be blessed. We Are here for you all love you all, Carole and Ricardo Ibarra


MARIA L TIJERINA posted on 1/20/23

Our sincere condolences to the Herrera Family. We have great memories of Chale, always visiting my parents (Reymundo & Lucha Canales) and always bringing great stories of them growing up. May he rest in peace. Ricardo & Maria Tijerina


America Amy (Lozano) Medina posted on 1/20/23

In memory of Carlos Herrera, America Amy (Lozano) Medina lit a candle


America Amy (Lozano) Medina posted on 1/20/23

Rosie, Michelle and Chalito, We extend to you our sincerest heartfelt condolence in your loss. I have many memories of our families growing up together and I will always think of Chale coming over to my parents for a visit and his radiant smile. I will hold your family in my prayers and remember him always! May our Lords embrace and the prayers of all, comfort you in the days to come. God Bless you always! Rest in eternal peace Chale.


Margie & Jesse Castillo posted on 1/19/23

Rosie, my husband and I offer you and your family our most sincere condolences for the loss of your husband. May he rest in peace. ?