In Loving Memory
Salvador (Sal) Barbosa, age 69, of Nederland passed away Friday, January 26th, 2024.
He was born September 30th, 1954 in Houston, TX to parents Cruz & Lupe Barbosa. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in 1973, an active member of Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church and held several occupations during his lifetime. From his childhood working in the Barbosa family Meat Market to his careers at US Steel, Port of Port Arthur and 27 years of service with the Jefferson County Maintenance Dept. - Sal was no stranger to hard work and retired in 2016. Sal loved to dance and never missed the YMBL Rodeo or an opportunity to volunteer at the Southeast Texas State Fair. Sal was a fan of UT & Cowboys football, Mardi Gras and road trips to historic sites across the US. Sal was very proud of his family, and especially of those who served in the US Military. He loved being a grandfather, showing his grandkids off around town & at the State Fair. In his retirement, he enjoyed tinkering over home and auto projects at home with his eldest grandsons.
Sal is preceded in death by his parents Cruz and Lupe Barbosa, and brother August (Auggie) Barbosa. Sal is survived by 2 sons; Jason Barbosa (wife, Keristen) & Brandan Macha (wife, Jenny), 4 siblings; Dolly Dack, Cookie Merriman, Bobby Barbosa & Pete Barbosa; 7 grandchildren; Brock (wife Kirsten), Jonathan, Makennah & Annslee Barbosa, Ayden Naylor, Jonathan and Madelyn Macha, 3 great grandchildren; Gracetyn Connolly, Jaxton Zimmerman & Declan Barbosa and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Services are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Melancon-Levingston Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, Texas.
The family invites all friends to join in the memorialization of Sal’s life with them. Visitation & Funeral Services will be held at Melancon’s Funeral Home located at 1605 Avenue H, Nederland, TX 77627 on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024. Visitation will be held at 1:00PM, with funeral services proceeding at 2:00PM and final burial in the family plot at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, TX.
The family would like to express thanks for the wonderful guidance and care given by Heart to Heart Hospice and the Magnolia Manor nursing team. Thank you also to all of the dear family and friends who were at Sal’s side during his final days, he was surrounded with love and will be missed by many.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Jason Barbosa, Brandan Macha, Brock Barbosa, Jonathan Barbosa, Pete Barbosa and Earl Harbert, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer will be Bobby Barbosa.