Jesse John Salazar, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather of Austin, Texas entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at the age of 55. He was born in Uvalde, Texas on April 5, 1967, to Juan D. and Gloria C. Salazar. He graduated from Uvalde High School in 1985. Soon thereafter, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp. He served his country from 1985 to 1989. He is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Juan and Gloria Salazar and sister, Catalina Salazar Torres. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; Children, Jesse John (Mayra) Salazar Jr., William Anthony (Agata) Salazar and Jonathon Ray (Valarie) Salazar; Grandchildren, Ashley Marie Salazar, Jesse James Salazar, and Michael James Salazar. Sisters, Juana Laura (Alejandro) Salazar Munoz and Gloria Margarita Salazar; Brothers, Miguel E. (Rosalind) Salazar and Guillermo (Maria) Salazar; Nieces, Dulce Maria Lira, Elda Salazar Romo, Laura S. Garcia and Amber E. Salazar; Nephews, Juan A. Torres, and Alejandro Munoz Jr.; numerous great nephews, great nieces, relatives, and friends. Jesse will be remembered for his infectious smile, huge tight bear hugs and his giving nature. He loved football and was a huge fan of Tom Brady. We will most remember him by this football jerseys and caps, which he loved to wear and show off. He was a true Marine; his love was evident by his Marine emblems on his shirts and caps and the decals on his vehicles. Jesse is no longer with us physically; but he will forever be in our hearts and in our daily lives. We can be comforted with the knowledge he has entered the gates of heaven, as he was a believer and had accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022, at Puente & Sons Funeral Chapel, San Antonio, Tx from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Gravesite service held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. He will be buried with full military honors. Pallbearers include John Tellez, Alejandro Munoz, Juan Anselmo Torres, Juan Jose Romo, Jorge Cruz, Joseph Garcia and honorary pallbearer, J.D. Garcia.
Isaiah 49:16, BEHOLD, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.