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Ruben M. Santos Jr.

ruben santos

December 21, 1959 ~ July 16, 2022

Born in: Dallas, Texas
Resided in: Jourdanton, Texas

Ruben Santos Jr. was born December 21, 1959 in Dallas, Texas to parents Ruben Santos Sr. and Maria DeJesus Molina. He passed away to be with the Lord July 16, 2022 at the age of 62.

Ruben was known by his friends and family for his love of coaching and being a leader. He often enjoyed playing sports, barbecuing, and even drinking his favorite drink, Dr. Pepper. Ruben also enjoyed caring for the farm animals he and his wife kept at home and smoking his cigars.

Ruben is preceded in death by his Mother Maria DeJesus Molina, brother Leonard Santos, and sister JoAnn Winters. Left to cherish his memory, is his beautiful wife of over 39 years, Virginia Santos along with their sons Ruben Santos III (wife Nicole), Bryon Felipe Santos (wife Stephanie), and Isaac Santos. Ruben also leaves behind his brother John Santos, sisters Ruby-Ann Costanza and Susie-Ann Lara, half sisters Deborah Aquino and Melanie Blancas, grandchildren Zoe Renee Santos (Sunshine), Bryon Auston Santos II (BAS), and Braelynn Ryan Santos (Buttercup), as well as numerous nieces and nephews, all of which he loved dearly. Ruben also leaves behind extended family at Premier Prosthetics, where he was a Certified Amputee Peer Visitor and County Wide Services, where he was an employee.

Ruben’s devoted love for his family was always strong. He was always there to lend a helping hand. Ruben leaves behind a life and legacy that will not soon be forgotten. He will be missed dearly by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.


Visitation: July 29, 2022 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Room: Chapel

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Service: July 29, 2022 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Room: Chapel

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. So sorry for your loss prayers Virginia for you and your family. Ruben was one of the good ones gone way too soon May he Rest In Peace

  2. Junior was a dear friend to anyone that he met including me. He and Virginia hold a very special place in my heart. They have always been “family” to me. I know that he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

  3. Good friend and teammate taken from us way too soon…rest in peace; condolences to his family.

    • CandleImageOur prayers are with you Virginia & your kids.. He lead a beautiful life..
      Louis & Margaret Gallegos

  4. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to the whole family. May your happy memories of Ruben fill that void in your hearts.

  5. CandleImageWill miss Ruben greatly and always enjoyed him joking with me and bringing me eggs. Such a good hearted person.

  6. CandleImageI worked with Ruben for the past 2 years at County Wide. I will miss his fun personality and his kindness. He always made me feel like I was part of the family. I was blessed to have known him. My deepest prayers for healing to his family and friends

  7. CandleImageRuben, I know you’re smiling down on us right now. You will always be remembered as The One Legged Wonder!! I will miss you big brother.

  8. Dearest Virginia and sons. My heartfelt condolences. Ruben was such an amazing husband, father and grandfather. He was the definition of a true man and friend. He will be missed and May he fly with the angels and continue serving his Father in Heaven. I continue to pray for all of you.

  9. CandleImageLupe, Ezekiel, and Rachel Estrada

    We Send Our Condolences 💐
    And All our ❤️ For the Santos Family
    God Bless 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  10. My condolences to Ruben‘s family. Wish we could’ve gotten together before the Lord called in home. Ruben truly loved his family.

  11. My heart goes out to Virginia and the entire family. Sending my deepest condolences. May his loving memories stay with you always.

  12. Rueben was a great friend. We spent many hours together and he was a huge inspiration to me. He truly made my life better. I’m going to miss that big ol laugh of his, but I will be with him again in heaven. We discussed that many times at length. Rueben was a follower of Jesus Christ and I am so thankful. No one loved their wife and children more than Rueben. What a great man !

  13. CandleImageSorry for your lose Santos family. God has gained another angle. Our deepest condolences.

  14. Rest In Peace my friend. You were a good friend to me in high school. Actually, you were a good friend to everyone in high school. Thats just the person you are. You were kind, respectful, smart, athletic, just an all-around great guy. The best quarterback Edgewood High School ever had! RIP my friend, #5.

  15. Our prayers are with Virginia and all the family. We were so saddened to hear of Ruben’s passing. I enjoyed visiting with him and talking sports when he would come to the office. He was such a kind man.

  16. CandleImageR.I.P coach sunshine thank you for always treating our girls and coaches so nice and respectful

    – Savage Softball Family

  17. CandleImageYou were a good friend of mine in high school. Actually, you were a good friend to everyone. That’s just who you are. Kind, smart, respectful, athletic, just an all around good guy. Condolences to the family. The best quarterback Edgewood High School ever had! RIP #5, my good friend.

  18. I will always remember how much you pushed me to not give up while playing wheelchair basketball with you. We also had some fun playing other wheelchair sports too. You always cracked some funny jokes. I really looked forward to seeing you at Morgan’s in the future but the Lord called you home. Rest easy brother!!! God bless the Santos family!!!

  19. Words cannot describe how sorry I am for your loss. Praying for you all during this time.

  20. Condolences to the Santos family. Ruben was a great friend and he will be truly missed. I have many fond memories of Ruben while we attended high school, playing football and getting together with our friends. He enjoyed life, and touched everyone who knew him with kindness. You are in God’s hands my friend.

  21. Ruben was truly an great and amazing man. He touch our hearts like no other. Thank you for always bringing your sweet family to our strawberry farm. My love and prayers are with you Virginia and family ❤
    Can’t wait to see you again with our Lord Jesus!

  22. CandleImageOur deepest condolences to the Santos family💐 We will miss you every morning during check in at work. I will miss bringing you your two piece fried chicken from Bill Miller’s and a Dr Pepper With a side side chocolate Twinkies for desert my dear friend.

    I will never forget your amazing barbecue.

  23. CandleImageMrs. Santos and Family, my husband and I want to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. We have kept you all in our daily prayers since we found out about Ruben passing away. I understand that they are only words and you all will hear them often in the days that follow. We Pray that you all find some Peace and
    Comfort as your surrounded by your Loved ones. John Santos were sorry for your loss, we know that between Sharon and the boys you have the best support system and that is extended to Virginia and the Family, it is Beautiful Blessing. We Love you all CHINGOS!

  24. CandleImageWe first met Ruben when he came to work with us in 2015. He always made me smile, it was like a special talent of his to make others feel good about themselves. Many cherished memories from company parties with the whole Santos family, to Missions baseball games to the antics of the work dispatchers. It is difficult to stay sad for too long because thinking of him makes Tony and I tell stories and smile. We send our love Veronica to you and the family. I know he is a loving and mischievous angel watching over all of you. We are praying God gives you strength and peace to get through this time.
    Much love,
    Tony and Shirley

  25. CandleImageBrother you are greatly missed. It was always great to workout with you. I’ll be missing our laughs while working out and all your short jokes towards me. See you again in heaven.
    God bless you and your family. Love you brother.

  26. CandleImageMr .Ruben Santos (sunshine) he was a great man and down to earth person he would help out anyone at anytime he would give you the shirt off his back he will do anything for his grandkids he we’ll be dearly missed

  27. CandleImageMay peace be with you and our family. I’m a distant family member but no matter you always welcomed us like it was yesterday.

  28. Ruben, you will be missed as my coach and as a good friend always willing to give me sound advice. Rest our brother.
    Dan & Bonnie

  29. To the Santos Family your family has suffered a great lost our condolences go out to your family you have lost a great soul Mr.Santos was a kind soul and would help anybody and anyone that needed help even if it was just to talk my name is Janie I am also an amputee when I would see him we always talked he would give me encouragement and advise he will be greatly missed.Mrs.Santos he will always be with you.

  30. Such a great man & wonderful friend. My condolences Virginia & family. He was a very special friend.

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