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 www.freddickey.com. Arrangements are under care and direction of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611.
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023