Funeral services for Victor Silvester, or "Mr. Vic," were held Saturday at Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Silverster served in Vietnam and then settled his family in Odessa. He held a variety of jobs, including working at the West Texas Military Museum and severed on a number of non-profit boards, including the Able Center.
Silvester lost the battle with cancer last month. Saturday he was buried with full military honors.
"Vic was a man's man; Vic was a friend's friend. He's do anything in the world for anybody," said Bill McNeill with the Patriot Guard Riders. "It's hard to find the words to put in to what kind of person Vic was. All you had to do was meet him one time and you knew what kind of person he was -- he was honest, he was up front, he was transparent, you could see right through him."
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be given to Show of Support, the Wounded Warrior Project, or any non-political veterans support organization; or a Hospice facility near you.