Ruben Cardona Leal, Sr., went to be with our Lord on Sunday, October 26, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 24, 1936 to Ramon and Constancia Cardona Leal. He was a caring, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends. He was a self employed contractor for more than 50 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Constancia Carmona Leal; a son, Ramiro Leal, two sisters, Olivia Leal Mesa, Sara Leal Abrego; and a brother, Librado Cardona Leal.

He leaves behind to cherish his love and memories his loving wife of 58 years, Margarita Martinez Leal; a daughter, Zulema Leal Cantu (Daniel); a son, Ruben Martinez Leal, Jr. (Janie); seven grandchildren, Anthony Cantu (Yvette), Steven Cantu, Marcus Cantu (Tiffiney), Jennifer Leal Garcia (Bobby), Ramon Leal, Randy Rios Leal (Tessa), Dana Leal Walker (Clayton), five great-grandsons, and three great-granddaughters and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A special thank you from the Leal Family to Altus Hospice for their love, care, and support.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown, Texas. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Anthony Cantu, Steven Gabriel Cantu, Marcus Matthew Cantu, Ramon Leal, Randy V. Leal, Robert “Bobby” Garcia, Clayton Walker.

Arrangements Entrusted to: Ramon Funeral Home, Inc.