He was born on June 24, 1925 in Westhoff to the late Julio Leal and Querina (Gonzalez) Leal.
Survivors include his children, Isabel Reyes of Corpus Christi, Henry M. (Rosa) Leal of Karnes City, Ruben (Sylvia) Leal, Sr. of Karnes City, Irma (Frank) DeLeon of Poteet, Robert (Mary Helen) Leal of Karnes City, Noe F. Leal of Karnes City, Rene (Belinda) Leal of Karnes City, Gloria Leal of Helena and Ramiro Leal of Karnes City; sisters, Adela Villareal, Genoveva "Veva" Leal and Dominga Perez; by 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Leal was preceded in death by his wife Andrea (Mendoza) Leal and by a son, Rudy Leal.
Visitation was held Sunday. Sept. 22 at Rhodes Funeral Homewith a rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening.
Funeral Mass was celebrated, Monday, Sept. 23 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
Interment followed in Helena. Services are entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home.