Fort Worth Salsa producer Bill Renfro will be laid to rest on Tuesday.
Renfro, the CEO of a company known for Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa, died on Monday 1 March at the age of 86 after a 4-year battle with liver cancer.
His parents started the family food business more than 80 years ago, and Renfro developed it with his family. He and his brother, Jack, headed Renfro Foods for over 60 years.
Along the way, Renfro served in the US Army, graduated from Texas Christian University, volunteered with the Tarant Area Food Bank and was a regular fixture at the Carrie Territory International Chile Championships.
Renfo leaves behind many loved ones and a company that is now in the hands of the third generation of the Renfro family.
In a news release, senior vice president, daughter Becky Renfro Borbola said, “We are shocked at the loss of our father. A cheerful businessman who has represented our company well for decades.” “Dad led this company as a part of his heart and soul, and his legacy will live on in all of us who will carry it forward.”
“My grandparents started this company 80 years ago, but my Uncle Bill was a big part of bringing Mrs. Renfero into the modern era,” said Doug Renfro, president. “We will miss him, and his wisdom and intelligence, dear.”
The funeral service for Bill Renfro will be at White Chapel Methodist Church in Southlake on Tuesday, March 9 at 11 am. Burial service will follow immediately at Blueblenett Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park.
The family asks that masks should be worn at events honoring Renfro, and social distinctions should be followed at church and cemetery service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations should be made in his honor:
• Agricultural Development Fund through the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (PO Box 150, Fort Worth, TX 76101)
• Scottish Rites Hospital for Children (2222 Wellborn St., Dallas, TX 752
• Tarrant Area Food Bank (2600 Cullen St., Fort Worth, TX 76107)