Obituary of Felipe Garcia Salinas
Felipe Garcia Salinas, 89, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2022. He is preceded in death by his father
Inez Salinas; mother Trinidad Garcia; loving wife, Viola Salinas; son Larry Salinas; brothers Santos Salinas,
Jesus Salinas, Manuel Salinas, Carlos Salinas; sisters Dora Villarreal, Maria Williams; and great grandchild
Jaxon. Left to cherish Felipe’s memory are his son Phillip Salinas and wife, Laura; daughter Patricia
Clemons and husband, Brian; sister Mary; grandchildren Brandi Means and husband, Derek, Justin
Clemons, Cristina Salinas, Alicia Means and husband, Ryan; great grandchildren Raegan, Brayden,
Mackenzie, Aleia, Cailyn, Khloey, Brady, and a host of many other family and friends.
Felipe was born and raised in Beeville, Texas. He graduated from Beeville High School. Following high
school, he joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country. He was stationed in Alaska
for 18 months during the Korean Conflict. His favorite saying was “If you don’t believe it… Force
yourself.” Felipe married the love of his life, Viola Salinas, in 1952, and they spent 65 wonderful years
together until she passed in 2017. After serving his country, Felipe went to college at the University of
Houston where he received his degree in Pharmacology. He loved his job as a pharmacist and was a
wonderful provider for his family. Felipe loved his family dearly and truly cherished keeping up with and
spending time with his grandchildren. In his spare time, he loved spending time outdoors, going
camping, and going up to Lake Livingston on the weekends. Felipe was strong in his faith and actively
served in the Knights of Columbus. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Services for Felipe will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022, at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 West
Broadway, Pearland, Texas. Visitation is scheduled from 11:00 – noon. The funeral service will be held at
noon, with Deacon Richard Reyes officiating. Interment will follow at 1:45 pm, at the Houston National
Cemetery, in Houston, Texas.
In Loving Memory
1932 - 2022
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