Crespin C. Soto, 91, a devout and faithful Catholic was called upon by our Lord on the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 27, 2014.
Crespin served God, family, and country with loyalty and pride. Mr. Soto also served our country for four years and was a WWII Infantry Veteran. He fought in Normandy, France and he was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, American Theater Medal, European-African Eastern Theater Medal, Infantry Badge, with One Bronze Service Star, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, American Service Defense Medal and received other accolades.
Mr. Soto was a proud U.S. Army Veteran who loved and served our country honorably. Furthermore, Mr. Soto was a loyal usher at Christ the King Catholic Church for 60 strong years. He was also a faithful member of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima and fulfilled his First Saturday devotion for decades. Mr. Soto also lived his Cursillo de Cristiandad. The family is ever grateful to his loyal caregivers: Magda Soto, Beatriz Quiroga and Cindy Cantu.
He is preceded in death by his parents Jesus Soto and Juanita Chavez, by his loving wife of 62 years of marriage, Ofilia Salinas Soto. He is also preceded in death by his siblings: Macario, Mateo, Julia, Guadalupe, Maria Felicitas and Petra.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving children: Hector (Yolanda) Soto, Deacon Crispin Soto, Jr. (Dolores), Elsa Garcia and Edna (Francisco) Villarreal, 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 17 great great-grandchildren, other relatives and numerous friends.
The family will be received relatives and friends Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00pm to 9:00pm where a rosary was recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am. Interment will then follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Full military honors will be provided by The American Legion Post 59. Pallbearers will be: Andy Donovan, Omar Donovan, Francisco Villarreal, Jr., Lizzy Garcia, Pablo Flores and Chris Lozano. Honorary pallbearers will be: Yvonne Soto, Wanda Lozano, Andy Donovan, Jr., Jonathan Virjan, Joshua Flores, Georgie Veliz, Jr., Rolie Hernandez, Jr., Alex Soto and Tommy Lozano.
Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas 78041 (956)723-3611.
For your convenience you may sign the guest book or leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com.
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rosary at 7:00 pm
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014
Time: 9:00 am
Funeral Mass at 9:00 am