Gilbert Cisneros, 78, of Big Spring, Texas died Saturday Nov. 02, 2013 at his residence. Visitation will be 6: p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday with Vigil services at 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.Graveside services with military honors will be 3 p.m.. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.
He was born Dec. 5, 1934, to Isabel and Jose Cisneros in Robstown,Texas. He came to Big Spring in 1959 from San Antonio. He served in the Army during the Korean era. He worked at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Big Spring for more than 30 years, where he retired as an electrician.
He was a wonderful husband and father. His family was always the most important thing to him. He enjoyed fishing and made his most memorable catch of a 180-pound marlin measuring 8'10" off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He also was an avid bowler. He owned and operated the Webb Bowling Lanes located on the Webb Air Force Base in the 1980s. He bowled in several local leagues as well as a traveling league. Until recent years, he participated in both State and National ABC Bowling Tournaments. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Regina Cisneros of Big Spring; two daughters Isabel Blanek and husband Charlie of San Angelo and Reina Cisneros and Chad Heinis of Big Spring; four sons Gilbert Cisneros Jr. and wife Deborah of San Antonio, David Cisneros and wife Virginia of El Paso, Texas, Paul Ray Cisneros and wife Rachel of Abilene, Texas, and Matias Cisneros and wife Maina of Big Spring; four sisters Aurora Roque of San Antonio, Texas, Rebecca Garcia and husband Enrique of Big Spring, Luisa Garza and husband Ireneo of Buda, Texas, Elvira Flores and husband Ricardo of Abilene; seven grandchildren Danny Cisneros, Kassandra Ortega, Les Coleman Jr., Paul Cisneros Jr., Brandon Cisneros, Shayne Cisneros and Harper Cisneros; four great grandchildren Nevaeh Ortega, Natalie Ortega, Les Coleman III and Lailah Coleman; several nieces and nephews; and his first wif, Carmen Florez.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter: Ester Cisneros, one brother, Vidal Cisneros and two sisters, Alvina Guiterrez and Dora Cisneros.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. Please pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com