Salvador M. Rivera, 87 passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his residence. Rosary for Mr. Rivera will be held Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Broadway Funeral Directors Chapel. Services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with Father Jim McCartney officiating. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. Family will accept friends beginning at 2:00 pm Friday, July 14, 2017 at Broadway Funeral Directors.
Salvador was born January 1, 1930 in Ralls to Tomas & Candelaria Rivera. He married Cecilia Bustillo on January 25, 1957 in Amarillo and worked as a welder for most of his life. He played baseball for the Lubbock Colts where they went to State in 1968 finishing in second place. He enjoyed watching the Texas Rangers and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Rivera, two sons, Manuel Rivera, David Contreras; six daughters, Luisa Hernandez, Yolanda Ochoa, Anna Rodriguez, Diana Ochoa, Dolores Emler, Jessica Rodriguez; one sister, Frances Flores; eighteen grandchildren; numerous great & great great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Perez.