Julio Proa Jr.

August 13, 1970February 1, 2019
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Julio Proa, Jr., 48, of Gonzales, Texas passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Gonzales Memorial Hospital in Gonzales, Texas.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 2 PM at Saint James Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas with Father Stan Fiuk officiating. Interment will follow at Gonzales Memorial Park Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7 PM at Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas with Deacon Alfonso Moreno officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 PM on Thursday at Buffington Funeral Home.

Julio was born on August 13, 1970 in Gonzales, Texas. He was the son of Julio and Georgia (Ybarbo) Proa. He graduated from Gonzales High School. He liked to cook and have BBQs with family and friends. He liked to help around the house and watch horror movies on TV. He liked to go fishing and he was wiling to help anyone in need.

Julio is survived by his mother; Georgia Proa, one son: Julio Joshua Proa of Gonzales, Texas, two daughters; Samantha Proa of Gonzales, Texas and Cassidy Proa of Gonzales, Texas. He is also survived by two brothers, Domingo Proa and his wife, Jo Ann Padilla of Gonzales, Texas; Daavid Proa of Fort Worth, Texas, and one sister, Beronica Proa of Gonzales, Texas. He was preceeded in death by his father Julio Proa.

Pallbearers for Mr. Proa will be: Martin Ramirez, Martin Ramirez, Jr., Stephen Cobbler, Chachi Carrizales, Alonzo Sirilo, James Pageant, Fermin Cerda, and Guadalupe Hernandez. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Domingo Proa, Jr., Lee Sirilo, and Joe Ybarbo.

To join the family in celebrating Julio's life, and to offer words of comfort, please go to:


  • Julio Proa Sr., Father
  • Georgia Ybarbo, Mother
  • Julio "Joshua" Proa, Son
  • Samantha Proa, Daughter
  • Cassidy Proa, Daughter
  • Domingo Proa, Brother
  • David Proa, Brother
  • Beronica Proa, Sister

  • Martin Ramirez
  • Martin Ramirer, Jr
  • Stephen Cobbler
  • Chachi Carrizales
  • Alonzo Sirilo
  • James Pageant
  • Fermin Cerda
  • Guadalupe Hernandez
  • Domingo Proa, Jr, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lee Sirilo, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joe Ybarbo, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Interment Friday, February 8, 2019

Julio Proa Jr.

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Joe Lerma

February 14, 2019

Childhood memories are the best memories and we had our share. North Ave, Jr. High, and High School. I left Gonzales right after High School and we lost touch, thanks to Facebook we reconnected about 2 yrs. ago and did lots of catching up. My deepest condolences.

Maisy Valenta

February 7, 2019

Our hearts and prayers are given to his sorry for your loss...George and Maisy Valenta

Sylvia Longoria

February 7, 2019

I remember living on saint John where we grew up he would come over him in his dog blackie he would be all sweaty in ask my dad Jose can I take sylvia to eat at Golden fried chicken I got money lol we were only about 8years old in we would walk to Golden fried chicken R.I.P. my friend J.Proa😢

Sara Hernandez

February 4, 2019

I will always keep close to me the fun memories of high school as we all hung out, our clan....Lost touch with you after 2015, but will always remember the kind person that you always had been Julio. Rest In Heaven my friend. To your children, hold your memories close and know that you now have an Angel on your shoulders walking with you each and every moment. He is no longer in pain or suffering. He is in peace now and rejoicing with your Grandpa. Here for you all if you need anything.