Juan Jose Salinas entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at McAllen Medical Center at the age of 83 years.

He was born on August 20, 1925, to Apolonio and Maria Salinas in La Palmita, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He is preceded in death by his wife, Luisa Salinas.

He is survived by his son, Juan Jose (Diana) Salinas Jr.; two sisters, Anita Garza and Evita Leal; two brothers, Adan Salinas and Abel Salinas; two grandchildren, Juan Jose III and Priscilla Salinas; four great grandchildren, Damian Sepulveda, Dana Jean Sepulveda, Jacob Salinas, and Abram Salinas.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 5 to9 p.m. and Thursday, December 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Friday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Remembrance in Gonzalez Family Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Funeral arrangements and services are being directed by the Gonzalez Family Funeral Home LLC of Edinburg.