Carl Rocky Salmon

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Carl Rocky Salmon, of San Marcos was born in Fentress on February 21, 1955, to Milton Henry and Estanislada Guardiola Salmon. He was the youngest of nine children. He grew up on a farm in Staples where he made wonderful memories while learning the value of hard work. Rocky attended schools in San Marcos, graduating in 1973. Rocky worked for Bud Hamilton AC, Brown and Root in La Grange, Doc Seebeck Construction, Pedernales Electric and retired from the United States Post Office in San Marcos after 31 1/2 years. During that time, he also started RDS Services. Rocky has always been strong willed. A few days after having an appendectomy, he married Darlene Nobles in Boerne on Oct. 6, 1984. They lived in San Marcos, where their son, Travis was born in 1986, followed by a daughter, Megan in 1989. Rocky was a wonderful husband, dad, Paw Paw, son, brother, and friend. As a son, Rocky was always checking on his mom and dad. After working all day, he would often take over driving the tractor because he worried that it was too much for his dad. He continued to watch over his mom after his dad passed away. He visited her every day after work. Family meant everything to him. As a brother, Rocky checked on his sisters, especially after they were widowed. As a father, Rocky was very involved in both Travis and Megan's lives. He attended every sporting/band event that Travis and Megan participated in. He started contributing to a college fund for Travis and Megan which they used to attend college and get their degrees. As a grandfather, he loved Levi and facetimed with him every day. He was super excited to welcome his second grandson, Noah. As a husband, he always provided for Darlene, he always made her laugh with his joking around. He liked to take her shopping because he said, "If she looks good, I look good." Rocky loved to dance, and she was his dance partner. As a pet owner, Rocky completely spoiled and loved Tyson, his little Chihuahua. He also loved his grand pups Heidi, Luna, Brody, and Blue. Rocky was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Tanis Salmon, his sister, Katherine Contreras and his brother, Col. Jack Salmon. He is survived by his wife Darlene, son Travis, daughter and son-in-law Megan and Jordan Norfleet, his grandsons Levi and Noah, his sisters Frances Ybarra, Louise Ramirez, Josephine Robinson, Margaret Groves (William), and his brothers Milton Salmon, Jr. (Janis) and Richard Salmon, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many, many cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held at First Lockhart Baptist Church at 315 West Prairie Lea St. Lockhart, TX 78644 on March 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. In his honor, we request casual wear with bright colors. **In lieu of flowers, Rocky requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He did not want any child to endure a battle with cancer like he did for 19 years. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 (800) 805-5856

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