Obituary: Carlos Xavier Domino, D.C.
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Sunday, January 27, 2019 08:31 PM

Carlos Xavier Domino, 74, of Houston, Texas, passed away January 24, 2019.  Dr. Domino was born in Harlingen, Texas on June 21, 1944 to Alicia Diana Vela and Freddie Rodriguez and was raised in Raymondville, Texas.

 A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 3, from 5:00-8:00 pm, with funeral services on Monday, February 4, at 12:00 pm at American Heritage Funeral Home (10710 Veterans Memorial Drive Houston, Texas 77038). A committal service at Houston National will follow at 1:15 pm.

Following his graduation from Raymondville High School, he was drafted to the Army and stationed at Fort Polk. Carlos served for 8 years as a Major including one tour in Vietnam before a medical discharge due to an injury sustained in action in 1968. Later he served as a Lt. Colonel in the Texas State Guard until his retirement in 2017.

Carlos attended Pan-Am until to his transfer to University of Houston to continue his studies in sports medicine. Armed with his degree, he attended Texas Chiropractic College to pursue his lifelong dream of establishing his first chiropractic clinic. An avid runner and bodybuilder, he was heavily involved in various community activities and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner. He also served on the board of the Texas Chiropractic Association and was well respected within the sports medicine community.

His passion for life and adventure led him around the world as a member of the Houston Hash House Harriers and was only rivaled by the passion and zest he found in competitive ballroom dancing. A member of the American Ballroom Association, his talent garnered him numerous accolades and upon his retirement he transitioned into the role of judging and instructor. Never one to stay idle, retirement found him more active than before as he became an animal rescue advocate with his work with CAP, the Humane Society and the ASPCA. 

We ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to Citizens for the Protection of Animals c/o of 17555 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 or a veteran non-profit of your choice.

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