Funeral services for Elias Silva, Jr., age 76, of Houston will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Samuel Montoya officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Honorary pallbearers will be his sons and brothers. Mr. Silva passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs.
Mr. Silva was born on May 12, 1940 in San Benito, Texas. He married Maria Moncevais on February 14, 1962 in Port Isabell. She survives. Mr. Silva was a welder and served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the CA Fortner Masonic Lodge 135 and a Shriner with the Scottish Rite and York Rite.
In addition to his wife he is survived by sons, Elias Silva III and Daniel Silva and wife Tess all of Houston, daughters, Abygail Silva and Elizabeth Steele both of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Mike Hernandez, Carlos Hernandez, Pedro Hernandez, Gonzolo Hernandez, Ramiro Hernandez, Saul Hernandez, Adam Hernandez and Ernest Hernandez, sisters, Esther Collazo, Eva Smith, Helen Cuevas, grandchildren, Krystal, Britney, Robert, Tia, Aspen, Paul Anthony, Elias Michael, Shae, great-grandchildren, Lexi, Draydn, Baye, Daniel and Joel. He was preceded in death by his parents, father, Miguel Hernandez, mother, Margarita Hernandez, daughter, Sylvia Silva, brother, Carlos Hernandez.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.