Hector Luis Herrera

May 16, 1951 - August 29, 2021
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Hector Luis Herrera, 70, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021, peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born on May 16, 1951, to Margarito and Aida Herrera, Hector was the youngest of three siblings. He attended Martin High School and graduated in 1969, having played for the Tigers on the football and baseball teams. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He married Sylvia Rodriguez on October 10, 1975, and were married for 45 wonderful years. Together they raised four beautiful children, Bianca, Hecky, Willie, and J.J.

Hector was a proud Texan and his career spanned over 30 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety. He began his career as a State Trooper in 1974 and retired in 2006 as a Sergeant Investigator in the Criminal Intelligence Special Crimes Unit.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 850 and served as Treasurer.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He maintained life long friendships that he and Sylvia treasured. His great personality and quick wit will remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.  He was a people person as well as a dog person, and he never met a dog he didn’t like. He leaves behind his faithful companions, Peewee, Gigi, Sunny, Honey Bear, Coco, and Tessa.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Margarito & Aida Herrera; brother, Humberto Herrera; brother-in-law, Ervey Garcia.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sylvia Evangelina Rodriguez Herrera; children, Bianca Roxana Herrera (Rafael A.) Martinez, Hector Luis Herrera, Jr., Guillermo Rene (Daniela) Herrera, and Joel J. (Stephanie) Herrera; 4 grandchildren, Rafael Antonio Martinez, Jr., Zelie Evangelina Martinez, Hector Luis Herrera, III, Ethan Tomas Herrera; sister, Norma Herrera Garcia; sister-in-law, Rosalinda G. Herrera; as well as numerous other family and friends who will greatly miss him.

The family would like extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Marissa R. Gonzalez, Dr. Reynaldo Godines, and the staff of Doctors Hospital, especially Dr. Howard A. Peth, for taking such wonderful and compassionate care of him in his final days.

The family will be receiving guests on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 am. Cremation will be held at a later date.

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: Thursday, September 2, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Friday, September 3, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


555 Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: May 16, 1951
Died: August 29, 2021

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Sara R Trevino and Family posted on 9/7/21

Our most sincere condolences for the lost of your husband , Mr. Hector Herrera. Sylvia, We know this must be a very difficult time for you and your family. We will pray so God can give to the whole family the strength to deal with this great lost. ?????❤


Alma Villarreal posted on 9/6/21

Sylvia and family, Please accept our most heartfelt condolences in the passing of Hector. We just found out today. Words can’t even begin to express our sorrow. He will forever be in our hearts. Our love always, Your friends Jose (Meme) and Alma Villarreal


Ross, Lillian, Melody, Michelle, Megan and Monica Swisher posted on 9/6/21

Our prayers, love and sincere condolences to our friends the Herrera Family, we are so sorry for the loss of our longtime friend Hector, he was always a genuine, respectful and honorable man, may he Rest In Peace always in the kingdom of our Lord and Savior and may God bless Sylvia, Bianca, Hecky, Willie and JJ with peace and comfort, sending warm hugs to you??❤️


Esther Fasci posted on 9/3/21

In memory of Hector Luis Herrera, Esther Fasci lit a candle


Esther Fasci posted on 9/3/21

My sincerest and deepest condolences to my dear friend, Sylvia and children. I'm so sorry that I missed being there to share in the celebration of Hector's life going to his eternal home with Jesus. May our loving Father wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength as you go forward. Love and blessings my friend. Esther Fasci


Jose Gonzalez posted on 9/3/21

Dear Syl, our deepest condolences to you and Your Family. May Hector, Rest In Peace. God bless you all. Love, NormaJean and Jose Gonzalez???


William “Bill” Haynes posted on 9/3/21

May God receive Hector with open arms and a smile. Hector is at peace and we will all meet again in heaven.


William “Bill” Haynes posted on 9/3/21

With our deepest regrets Pam and I send our condolences for your loss. Hector was one of a kind and I rejoice in the memories of our phone calls and our friendship. I’m saddened in not being able to travel due to my back issue but please remember that I’ll always cherish the phone calls and the pleasure of meeting you. May God continue to protect you and your family and above all remember Hector is at peace now.


Mr. and Mrs. Armando Fuentes Jr. posted on 9/2/21

It is with deep and sincere hearts that we send our condolences to Sylvia and the Herrera Family. Hector left us with many great memories. We ask our Lord for the forgiveness of his sins and grant Hector a special place at our Lord’s table, where can praise Jesus in the company of all the angels, saints, and our beloved Mother Mary. May the Lord grant him eternal rest, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Rest In Peace.??


Beto Gutierrez posted on 9/2/21

My most heartfelt condolences for his family. May he Rest In Peace.


Jose & NormaJean Gonzalez posted on 9/2/21

Dear Syl, our deepest condolences to you and your Family. Hector, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace?


Lolly Garza posted on 9/2/21

I am truly sorry for your great loss. My condolences to the whole family.


Gerardo (Jerry) Garza posted on 9/2/21

Sylvia, Hecky and all of Hector’s family my sincere condolences.


With love Irina García posted on 9/2/21

Vamos a extrañar tanto a mi tío, en mi corazón permanecerán esos bellos recuerdos de la infancia, lamento tanto no poder estar con ustedes en estos momentos tan difíciles. Les envío todo mi amor tía Silvia, Bianca, Hecky, Willy y JJ, los amo con todo mi corazón, un fuerte abrazo para todos. Esto no es un adiós, si no un "hasta que volvamos a encontrarnos."


Hiram Garcia posted on 9/2/21

I will always remember you as a loving uncle, an excellent father and husband who loved my aunt Syvia very much. We are going to miss you and I wish I had seen you one more time and could have hugged you. Thank you for those moments of happiness that although they were few, I keep them as a treasure in my thoughts. A hug with a lot of affection up to heaven. "Hasta que volvamos a encontrarnos"


Francisco Cipriano posted on 9/2/21

Hasta que volvamos a encontrarnos. Tantos recuerdos y tantas memorias que quiero volver a platicar contigo qué nuestro padre celestial te reciba y te guarde para que volvamos a estar juntos


Noe Esparza posted on 9/2/21

My deepest condolences to Mrs. Sylvia Herrera & the Herrera family. May god be with you during these times. Respectfully, Noe


peggy batey posted on 9/2/21

Sylvia, I just heard about your husband passing. May he rest in peace and I'm sending you prayers and hugs.


Luis Villarreal posted on 9/2/21

Our most sincere condolences to you Bianca, Rafa, your mother and all the Herrera family. We always got together at the Santos’ to see the Dallas Cowboys. We had very good times there. May God give you all the strength to deal with this. May he RIP. Louie and Berta Villarreal.


Minda & David Romero posted on 9/2/21

Dearest Sylvia, Bianca, Hecky, Willie, and JJ ; Our sincere condolences on the passing of a great friend and classmate. Ed and I will miss him. We have beautiful memories of our younger years together. God Bless all of you and your families. Love The Romero’s.


Donna Acevedo posted on 9/2/21

My most sincere condolences may he rest in peace.


Dianne Moore posted on 9/1/21

Sylvia, Bianca, Hecky, Willie, JJ - my most sincere condolences to you all. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a great, wonderful person, friend, and colleague. I worked with him for years at DPS and after he retired, again at the JOIC. I know that one day we will be reunited with him again. God’s Word, God’s promise. Praying for you all. Dianne Moore


Martin cuellar JR posted on 9/1/21

With sincere condolences Mrs Herrera and family. Please let me know what I can do. 740-8005 Martin cuellar JR


Lydia Tolle posted on 9/1/21

I am so sorry for your loss. Hector and I were classmates in high school and had mutual friends. Our parents were compadres as well. I remember seeing him about 10 years ago at one of our friends surprise birthday party in San Antonio. I had so much fun reminiscing with them about our high school. Our deepest condolences to you and the family: Teresa Butcher- Yoakum (Sheboygan Wi) Margarita Yurk (Sheboygan Wi) Lydia Tolle (San Antonio, classmate) daughters of Guadalupe (Lupe) and Delfina Salazar


John ,Jane Hill & Family posted on 9/1/21

May the Lord Grant you Peace to your family in this sad time. Sending our condolences ?


Mercedes Salinas posted on 9/1/21

Sylvia, we were sad to learn about your husband, Hector, passing. We pray that he is now with our Lord and Blessed Mother enjoying all the fruits of Heaven. You were blessed with 45 years together and have a beautiful family. May our Lord Grant you and your family peace!


Yvonne Sosa Guzman posted on 9/1/21

My deepest condolence to his family. To a great classmate and friend who will be dearly missed. May God be with his family during this difficult and sad time. Rest In Peace classmate. Yvonne Sosa Guzman


Veronica Garcia posted on 9/1/21

When we were little we were neighbors. I saw him again when I went to Martin High in 1966. He had a hear of gold. Always had a smile. You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend. Veronica Munoz Garcia


Veronica Mendoza posted on 9/1/21

Sylvia, I was saddened to hear of your dear husband’s passing. He was such a sweet, intelligent man. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Please send our condolences to your children, too. May he Rest in Peace. Veronica and Albert Mendoza


María Elena Ibarra posted on 8/31/21

Dearest Syl and family, My most sincere sympathy. May he Rest In Peace. God Bless you all. Love, María Elena Ibarra


Bianca Herrera Martinez posted on 8/31/21

Love you forever, Daddy. Love, Bianca