Mr. Uresti died June 17, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 4 1945, in Port Isabel to Guadalupe and Nicolasa Uresti.
He retired from the US Army in 1992 after 27 years of service. His tours of duty included Vietnam and the Persian Gulf.
Mr. Uresti was preceded in death by his father; brothers Joe Uresti and Blas Garcia; and uncle Christial Martinez.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Brenda Uresti; daughter, Melissa Roberts; sons, Carlos Uresti, Jr. and Christopher Uresti and his wife, Jennifer; mother, Nicolasa Uresti; sister, Alberta Cisneros; brothers, Pablo Uresti and Lupe Uresti; grandchildren, Tavonn Uresti, Christopher Uresti, Jr., Aiden Uresti and Athena Uresti.