Carlos De Leon

Carlos De Leon, 71, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle entered into the glory of his eternal life on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville surrounded by his loving family.

Carlos was a native and lifetime resident of Brownsville. He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War having served his country in the Army of the United States.

Carlos also served Brownsville as a firefighter for 26 years.

Carlos was a parishioner at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.

Carlos was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed not only by his family and friends but by all those fortunate to have known him.

Carlos was preceded in death by his parents, Rosa and Gaspar De Leon; two sisters, Delfina Cisneros and Maria Antonia Davila; and a brother, Jesus De Leon.

Left behind to eternally treasure their memories of him is his loving wife of 46 years, Rosa Rosas De Leon: his three sons: Carlos (Colleen A.) De León Jr., Héctor De León, and Enrique De León; four grandchildren: Elizabeth Rose, David Cristóbal, Isabella Marie and Carlos Daniel De León; his siblings: Olivia Josefina González, María Elena De León, Gaspar De León, Rosa De Leon, Guadalupe Caballero, María de Lourdes Medina, Matilde Martínez, Humberto De León, Dolores Gracia, Evangelina Alcalá, Lorenzo De León, and José Ángel De León; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in the East Chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home with the recitation of the holy rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday evening.

The Funeral Mass will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1055 Military Highway. Committal services will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.

The Brownsville Fire Dept. and the American Legion Funeral Honor Guard will render Military honors at the graveside.

Enrique, Gaspar, and Humberto De León, Gonzalo and Juan Rosas, Cristobal Cisneros, Saul Collazo, and Arturo Gonzalez are honored to be serving as Carlos's pallbearers.

David Cristobal and Carlos Daniel De Leon and Enrique Rosas will serve as honorary pallbearers.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send your condolences online to the De Leon family at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520, and (956) 546-7111.

Funeral Home

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home
945 Palm Blvd. Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 546-7111

Published in Brownsville Herald on Feb. 26, 2014