It is with profound sorrow and immense respect that we announce the peaceful passing of Serafin Farias on October 24, 2023. Born on April 19, 1947, in Delmita, Texas, Serafin was a beacon of compassion and humility, a devoted family man, and a pillar of his community. After retirement, he and his wife of 50 years moved to the ranch Serafin grew up on in San Isidro, Texas. \n\nSerafin's generous heart led him to a lifelong career as a teacher with the Mission Consolidated Independent School District, where he imparted wisdom and values to countless young minds. A graduate of Texas A&I (Kingsville), he demonstrated the importance of hard work and education, both in his profession and his personal life. Serafin was a man of deep faith, serving as an usher and member of the Knights of Columbus at his parish. He lived his life guided by the words in Matthew 5:16, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."\n\nSerafin leaves behind a legacy of love and dedication. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elva Farias, and their three children, Corina (husband Shamus), Serafin (wife Jeannine) and Jaime (wife Cristina). He was also grandfather to 10 grandchildren: Shamus, Liv, Sebastian, Isaac, Serafin, Alexa, Isaiah, Emma, Lucy and Elijah. He is preceded in death by his parents, Enrique and Esther Farias. His life and influence will forever be remembered by all who knew him.\n\nVisitation will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 4:00pm at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home (621 East Griffin Pkwy, Mission, TX 78572, with a Rosary to follow at 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 10:30am at San Isidro Catholic Church. He will be laid to rest at Hilario Alvarado Cemetery in San Isidro, Texas. \n\nIn honor of Serafin, we invite you to share your memories and upload photos to his memorial page. It is in these cherished recollections that his spirit will continue to shine brightly, touching the lives of those he loved most.