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Funeral services for Benito S. Solano, 88, of Snyder (formerly of Sweetwater), will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Brian Serrano officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Military Graveside Rites will be provided by Nolan County Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Solano died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in Snyder.
He was born March 21, 1923, in Sweetwater. He married Ester Ovalle in 1958 in Roby. He was a motor repairman for Sweetwater Electric for 28 years. He lived in Sweetwater most of his life and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the VFW.
Survivors include his son, Tim Solano of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, Mary Serrano and husband Eugene of Sweetwater; step son, Robert Arredondo of El Paso, Texas; grandchildren, Brian Serrano and wife Kim, Andres Serrano and wife Stephanie, Cynthia Serrano, Belinda Serrano, Mia Arredondo, Melissa Arredondo and Chris Arredondo; great-grandchildren, Oakley Serrano, Cameron Serrano, Nathan Serrano and Alexander Serrano.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ester Solano on Aug. 31, 1996; and his parents, Perfecto and Francisca Solano.
Pallbearers will be Eugene Serrano, Andres Serrano, Paul Solano, Jr., Robert Solano, Primo Gutierrez, Jr. and Larry Flores.