2017-10-11 / Obituaries


RAYMONDVILLE, TX Federico “Fred” L. Silva, 76, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend entered into the arms of our loving father in Heaven on Thursday October 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at Solara Hospital in Harlingen, TX. He was born on October 27, 1940 on La Rosita Ranch in Lyford, Texas to Juan A. and Carlota (Loya) Silva.

He was a hard-working man who lived his life providing for his family one day at a time. He was loved and appreciated by all who knew him. His warmth, kindness, and compassion for others brought many friends and loved ones into his life. His love for fishing, hunting and the outdoors with his entire family was one of his greatest joys.

Mr. Silva is preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Jose M. & Eusebia Bermea; and his brother, Juan Q. Silva. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Betty Silva; two sons, John Joe Silva and Fred Silva II (Kelley); daughter, Sierra Lynn Salinas; two grandchildren, Maddox Hunter Silva and Kinley Marie Silva; and six sisters, Elida Gonzales (Jose), Amelia Salinas (+Guillermo), Dolores Cruz (Tommy), Adelina Colchado (Ramiro), Sylvia Olivarez (Lupe), and Rosa Maria Ramirez (Pete).

Visitation was held on Saturday, October 7 from 1:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.and resumed Sunday, October 8 from 1:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. A funeral mass was held on Monday, October 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with interment following at Raymondville Memorial Park Cemetery.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were TC Cespedes, Ramiro Colchado, BJ Durham, Dale Messenger, Mitch Thomas, and Sheriff Larry Spence

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the caring hands of Good Shepherd Funeral Home. 1157 W. Hidalgo Raymondville, TX.

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