Felix James Mares, born on December 21, 1921 in Cistern, TX went to be with the Lord on August 16, 2013 at the age of 91. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cyril James and Augustina Mares. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Vida Lucas Mares; sons, Dale Mares and wife, Lori, and Gerald Wayne Mares; brother, Johnny Mares; sisters, Sister Collista and Catherine Camp; grandchildren, Jake and Ashton Mares; numerous extended family and friends. Felix was a devoted husband and father. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received two Purple Hearts. In his early life he liked to go dancing to Country Music. He enjoyed life to its fullest and had a great sense of humor to go along with his unique laugh. Felix was also known as an avid Spurs fan. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. On Wednesday, August 21, 2013,Funeral Service will begin at 10:30 A.M. with the recitation of the Rosary followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00 A.M.at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church (113 Manchester St., Cistern, Texas 78941), followed by interment at St. Cyril Catholic Cemetery.