Israel Palacios, 80, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 in an Alice nursing home after a long illness. He was a veteran having served in the USMC during the Korean Conflict and he was a retired foundry worker for 30 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Policapo & Gertudis Palacios. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Amelia Palacios of Alice, Texas, one brother, Ismael ( Elena ) Palacios of Corpus Christi, Texas, two sisters, Adelina & Lucila Palacios both of Alice, Texas, several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 5pm to 9pm at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in Alice with a Rosary to be recited at 7pm that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Military graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans Burial Association of Alice, Texas and burial will follow at New Collins Cemetery in Alice, Texas. Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. Condolences may be left to the family on our website www.mauropgarcia.com.