OBITUARY: Santos Contreras, 65, of Burnet had auto-repair business

A service for Santos Barron Contreras, 65, of Burnet is 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at Edgar Funeral Home, 109 N. Main St. in Burnet, (512) 756-4444.

Santos was born June 11, 1947, in Lampasas, Texas, to Domingo G. Contreras and Marcia Barron Burkhalter and passed from this life Feb. 16, 2013, in Burnet.

He married Juaquina Cortinez on June 11, 1973. He furthered his education after high school at Cisco Junior College, receiving a degree in auto mechanics, and then set out to start his own business repairing automobiles, which he did most of his life while living in Lampasas, Throckmorton, Breckenridge, Graham, Abilene and Burnet.

He is survived by his wife, Jacquina Contreras; children, Kim and Kasey House, Joe and Monica Contreras and Casey Contreras; grandchildren, Douglas Contreras, Mikey House, Jordon Contreras, Angel Contreras, Matthew Contreras and Abigail Contreras; mother, Marcia Barron Burkhalter; sisters, Martha Palmer, Connie Escamilla, Hope Fowlds and Janie Heartlib; nieces and nephews and nephews, Ernie Contreras, John Contreras, Stephen Contreras Jr., Valerie Al, Alex Contreras, John Cortez, Mellissa, Patty Escamilla, Patrick Escamilla, Gregory Fowlds, Zachary Fowlds, Marissa Heartlib, Karl Matthew Heatlib, Jimmy Parrish, Michelle Walker, Michael Parrish, Annette, Jeffery Gulley, Mellissa Loudamy, Charlie Cortinez, Francisco (Casper) Cortinez, Timothy Cortinez, Diana Cortinez, Marty Salas, Joe Salas, David Salas, Angela Salas and Amy Salas.

He was preceded in death by siblings Casey Contreras, Domingo Contreras, Alejandro Contreras and David Contreras.

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