A Mass for retired Staff Sgt. Ernesto De los Santos, 65, of Killeen, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church followed by funeral services at noon at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
Mr. De los Santos died Dec. 1, 2017. He was born June 14, 1952, in Manila, Philippines.
Mr. De los Santos was a combat veteran of the Gulf War and was awarded the South West Asia medal with three Bronze Stars and the Liberation of Kuwait Medal during Desert Storm.
Mr. de los Santos was a loving father and husband who will be dearly missed by many friends and extended family.
He is survived by his wife, Rowena De los Santos; and four children, daughter Sonia and her husband, Jorge, son Ernesto Jr. and his wife, Chey, daughter Maria and her husband, Oscar, and daughter Cyrene De los Santos; stepson Cyrus Estabillo; and five grandchildren, Alycia, Samone, Bianca, Midori and Nico.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Affordable Burial & Cremation Services in Killeen.