Russell D. Salazar

Russell D. Salazar

Russell Dean “Rusty” Salazar, age 39 of Ingram, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in San Antonio.

He was born July 21, 1979, in Sonora to Jesus and Tina (DeLeon) Salazar.

Rusty worked as an adult probation officer. He was strong, courageous, honest and had so much love in his heart, especially for his family. If you had the chance to know him, chances are he made your life better. He touched so many lives with his illuminating presence. He gave the world’s biggest bear hugs that felt so kind and safe. They made you melt.

We will deeply miss this light of our lives, but we will never forget. Until we meet again, sweet man. We love you more than you’ll ever know.

Rusty was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Felix and Edna DeLeon and Jesus and Andrea Salazar.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy, of Ingram; mother, Tina Salazar of Leakey; children, Katelynn Salazar and Bricen Salazar of Leakey, Kayo Setnan of Dallas, Gretchen Setnan of Austin and Garrett Setnan of Ingram; brother, Dr. Jesse Salazar and wife, Marta, of Carrizo Springs; niece and nephew, Lauren and Jesse Ray; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Visitation was at 2 p.m. and services followed at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. at Frio Canyon Baptist Church in Leakey, officiated by Bro. Mark Spaniel. Burial was at Rio Frio Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, any donations made will be going to Katelynn and Bricen Salazar.

The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the “Send Condolences” link.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

The preceding is a paid obituary.



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