Armand “Sonny” Salas
June 16, 1935 – March 21, 2011
Armand “A. B.” “Sonny” Ben Salas, 75, of Van Vleck passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011, after fighting an extended illness.
He was born on June 16, 1935, in Blessing, Texas. He was married to his love, Virginia “Ginger” Kubala Salas on September 21, 1967, for 26 years.
He is proceeded in death by: his wife Ginger Salas on January 27, 1994; and his daughter, Robin Salas Dunham, on November 3, 1990; and both of his parents, Rosemary and Ben Salas; and his brothers, Carl Salas and Mike Salas.
He is survived by: his son, Sloan Salas of Van Vleck and his favorite dog, Chico. Armand also leaves behind siblings and in-laws, Elaine Broll of Wharton, Paul and Joyce Salas of Bryan, Ray and Peggy Salas of Boling, Rosemary Prochaska of Wharton, Sandra and Allen Stavinoha of Wharton and Wayne and Carolyn Salas of Lufkin. He is also survived my many nieces and nephews.
Armand was listed in the U.S. Army from September 23, 1954, until September 6, 1956, as a Private First Class. He was stationed at Fort Chaffee Arkansas.
Armand spent many of his younger years as a roughneck in the oil field. He was retired from Florida Gas Pipeline with over 25 years of service.
Armand loved spending time with his family fishing on Lake Texana over the years. He was found most of the time outdoors and was an avid hunter.
He spent his most recent years of retirement sitting on his Kubota Mule with his dog Chico checking cows and herding sheep.
There will be a viewing at Wharton Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2011. The funeral service with a rosary will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Wharton Funeral Home Chapel in Wharton.
The burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.
Pallbearers will be Ben Salas, Brian Stavinoha, Dale Prochaska, Eric Salas, Keith Stavinoha, Kevin Salas, Matt Salas, and Scott Salas. Honorary Pallbears are Allen McNeil and Doug Dunham.
Arrangements are with the Wharton Funeral Home in Wharton.
Tribune, March 23, 2011
of Faye Cunningham