Reynaldo Pedro Cabello was born on October 19th, 1932, in Laredo, TX, to Mexican immigrants Leonardo and Herlinda Cabello. He was one of seven siblings, with two brothers and four sisters. Reynaldo married Lilia Gonzalez Cabello in the early 1950s and had their first child, Reynaldo Cabello Jr., in 1954 in Laredo, TX. After the birth of their second child, Roger Cabello, in 1957, the family moved to San Antonio, TX.
Reynaldo was a self-taught musician, playing the accordion, and worked as a butcher for H-E-B, a supermarket in Texas, before later becoming a welder. He owned a bar and pool hall called the “Fun Factory” on the west side of San Antonio for a period. Reynaldo passed away on May 28th, 2002, in San Antonio, TX. He is survived by his wife, Lilia Gonzalez Cabello, and their eight children: Reynaldo Jr., Rogelio, Diana, Graciela, Patricia, Irma, David, and Herlinda, as well as 17 grandchildren.
Three interesting facts about Reynaldo are that his favorite accordion player was Ruben Vela, he owned a bar called the Laughing Factory in the west side of San Antonio, and his son Roger was inducted into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame in 2019 for his career as a drummer.