Jose Luis Solis

February 20, 1946 - January 9, 2023
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Jose Luis Solis, 76, entered into eternal rest, Monday, January 9, 2023, surrounded by his family.

Jose Luis is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Ana Maria Corpus Solis; children, Ana Laura Solis (Mauricio) Martinez, Cristina (Roberto) Cerón, Griselda (Victor) Manrique, and Jose Luis (Norma) Solis, Jr.; siblings Alicia Solis, Arturo Solis, Hilda Montoya, San Juanita Rodriguez, and Blanca Romanos; grandchildren, Ivan Martinez, Cassandra Martinez, Sebastian Cerón, Isabella Cerón, Aaron (Gabrielle) Manrique, Rey Manrique, Sophia Solis, Diego Solis, Gladis Solis, and Crystal Contreras; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Jose Luis was preceded in death by his parents Martin Solis and Hortencia Castañeda Solis and his brothers, Hector Solis, Oscar Solis, and Pablo Solis.

Jose Luis, or “Wicho” as he was affectionately known to friends and family, lived a life full of laughter and happiness. His good humor was contagious, and every person who met him and knew him remembers him as a warmhearted, caring, fun-loving human being. He embodied the idea that “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met yet.” He was the definition of a gentleman. His love for his family was unending and unequaled, and his greatest delight was when his children and grandchildren gathered for a fun family time.

Jose Luis worked in the freight forwarding business for many decades. Later in life, he indulged his passion for good food by opening Laredo Salsa’s Restaurant and Sushi Grill, which quickly became a favorite destination for many Laredoans. He treated every customer and employee like family.

He also derived much joy, and often much pain, as a lifelong avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Every game day found him in his Cowboys gear ready to cheer on his team, win or lose. One of the standout moments as a fan was attending Super Bowl XXVII in California and watching his Cowboys win. When asked what his favorite color was, he always replied “Cowboy blue.”

The family will be receiving guests on Monday, January 16, 2023, in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, located at 555 E Del Mar Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. 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

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 16, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


555 Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: February 20, 1946
Died: January 9, 2023

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Rogelio Nieto posted on 2/5/23

Mi más sentido pésame para la familia soy el hijo de Fernando (el coyote)


Jaime Ballesteros posted on 2/1/23

Mr. Solis was my friend and client in the early nineties when he was President of Genesis Forwarding, one of several companies that he and Mrs. Solis founded. I vividly remember the morning when I met them both in 1992. Shortly after, I met their son Joey. I pray that Mr. Solis’ loved ones find comfort in knowing that he is enjoying eternal life with the Lord and surrounded by angels. Respectfully, Jaime Ballesteros


Leo, Marisol, and Leo Dan Perez posted on 1/17/23

We will always remember Mr. Solis as a kind, loving, and devoted family man. We have many fond memories of him while spending time with him and his family as well as every time we visited his restaurants. Our deepest condolences and prayers for all his loved ones. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in eternal peace. Much love, Leo Pérez and family.


Raquel Martinez Benavides posted on 1/16/23

I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my SINCERE CONDOLENCES.


Maria Martinez Flores posted on 1/16/23

May God strength you and your family! My Sincere Condolences for your great loss.


Pete & Gabi Saenz posted on 1/16/23

We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Solis. He was always so thoughtful and kind. He will truly be missed. Your family is in our prayers.


Arabella G. Garcia posted on 1/16/23

May God comfort your family.


Mauricio and Lourdes Martinez posted on 1/16/23

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our Compadre Jose Luis. We cannot imagine how sad and heartbreaking it is for you Comadre Ana and your daughters, son, grandchildren, and the Solis family. May perpetual light shine upon Jose Luis , and may he Rest In Peace.


Connie Compagnino posted on 1/14/23

Dearest Family of Don José, my time with him was so little compared to you all, but I came to love Bolo (as Nia called him). I know we will miss him tremendously! Sincerest condolences to you all for this magnanimous loss. May he Rest In Peace with a glass of wine, somewhere.


Connie Compagnino posted on 1/14/23

His smile and funny jokes were the highlight of the few days I spent with him.


Pedro Villarreal III posted on 1/14/23

My deepest condolences Mr Solis was a great man it was a honor to meet him and his family. May he rest in peace


Linda Lucila Villarreal posted on 1/14/23

Ana Laura, My heart-felt condolences go out to you and your family in this difficult time of sorrow. May God console you in your grief…. And may you find comfort in knowing that if today you hurt deeply it is only because you were loved deeply, and the sorrow you endure is but a reflection of the great love and joy God gifted you with in your father. And know that someday, we will all be together again. May his soul rest in the eternal glory of God. My prayers are with you. Much love, Linda Lucila Villarreal


james leal posted on 1/14/23

In memory of Jose Luis Solis, james leal lit a candle


Marisol Fuentes posted on 1/12/23

May he rest in peace Mr.Solis. ?️


Frank Castillo posted on 1/12/23

My most sincere condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace. He always treated everyone with respect.


Melissa Segars (Castillo) (FDA) posted on 1/12/23

My Heartfelt Condolences, Love & Prayers to the entire Solis family. Joey, your dad will forever have a spot in my heart...just like you, his smile is the one beautiful characteristic deeply embedded and I will surely miss seeing him out here in the streets of Laredo! I am so positively sure my dad and your dad have already met up ...friends on Earth, family in Heaven!!


Gabriela Contreras posted on 1/12/23

Mis más sinceras condolencias Sra. Ana Solís y Familia._ Dios les de fortaleza para una pérdida tan grande El Sr. Solís ya está en un mejor lugar Donde ya no hay sufrimiento alguno._ Descansa en paz José Solís mi Jefe de Laredo Salsas


Yolanda Chapa posted on 1/12/23

My condolence to the Solis family for your loss. My prayers for you on this time of loss. May you find comfort on the Lord. Mr Solis is now in his heavenly home with his Lord. May he rest in peace.


Jesse & Cindy Aguero posted on 1/12/23

Sending our most sincere condolences to all the family ✝️ Most of all to his beautiful wife ❤️ He would always greet my parents, Jesse & I with his welcoming smile. May He Rest In Peace and Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him ?


Jesse & Cindy Aguero posted on 1/12/23

In memory of Jose Luis Solis, Jesse & Cindy Aguero lit a candle


Samuel Paez Jr posted on 1/12/23

My sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family Joey. Your dad was an amazing man. He was a good friend and boss to my dad who also just passed January 1st of this year. God bless you and your family amigo. Love and prayers and strength for you and yours.


Samuel Paez Jr posted on 1/12/23

Rest in Peace Mr. Solis.


Rossana Picazzo posted on 1/12/23

My sincere condolences to the Solis family, Mr Solis was a wonderful person, and will be greatly missed. Prayers for all the family


Carmen Martinez posted on 1/12/23

My most heartfelt sympathy, Griselda and family for the loss of your dad and grandfather. He always gushed with pride when talking about you and your kids. You were precious to him. May he Rest in Peace and May the Perpetual light shine upon him. I am here for you!❤️❤️??


Eduardo and Laura Contreras posted on 1/12/23

Our condolences on the passing of our neighbor, Jose Luis Solis, may he rest in Peace!!! Prayers for him and all the family!! ??? Neighbors Eduardo and Laura Contreras


Tamara Solis Garcia posted on 1/12/23

In loving memory of my tio wicho. From Tamara Solis Garcia and Julian Garcia


Sylvia Segovia Ramirez posted on 1/11/23

Wicho I was so sad to hear about your passing. My heart is broken with sadness. My daughters and I will always be grateful for your kindness and friendship since 1979 when you worked at Jason Freight forwarding. Our most sincere condolences to Ana and the family. May you Rest in eternal life ?? ?


Al Ayala posted on 1/11/23

My deepest condolence to the Solis family. On behalf of the Al Ayala family we will keep you all in our prayers. Mr. Solis had a reputation of being a good and honest businessman. I also remember his smile when he would greet you. God bless you all during this difficult time.


Stephanie Santos posted on 1/11/23

In memory of Jose Luis Solis, Stephanie Santos lit a candle


Stephanie Santos posted on 1/11/23

On behalf of my family, I want to send the Solis’ Family our deepest condolences. To my compadre, Joey and my comadre, Norma, We are here for you always. With deepest sympathy, Stephanie Atwell Santos