Rubeian Tovar Cantu

October 28, 1957January 2, 2021
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Rubeian Tovar Cantu, 63, of Splendora, Texas passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Yoakum Nursing & Rehab in Yoakum, Texas.

Graveside Services are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Gonzales Memorial Park Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Buffington Funeral Home from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Rubeian was born on October 28, 1957 in Killeen, Texas. He was the son of Alex and Eugenia (Tovar) Cantu. He worked as a truck driver. Rubeian married Lillie Holcombe on December 18, 1999 in Houston, Texas. Rubeian liked to play dominoes with his friends. He liked to play football, basketball, and kickball with the kids. Rubeian enjoyed watching westerns on tv, traveling, and having BBQs.

Rubeian is survived by his loving wife, Lillie, three sons; Matias Cantu and his wife, Leslie of Houston, Texas, Matthew Cantu of San Antonio, Texas, Adam Holcombe of Houston, Texas, three daughters; Erica Piette and her husband, David of San Antonio, Texas, Amelie Cantu of San Antonio, Texas, Carla Cantu of Houston, Texas, one brother; Eduardo Cantu of Houston, Texas, six sisters, Maria Carrizales and her husband, Anastacio of San Antonio, Texas, Esther Nicholson ogf Harrison, Arkansas, Estella Spain of LaPorte, Texas, Ruth Lea of LaPorte, Texas, Amelie Placios of Austin, Texas, Eugenia Ramirez of Ft. Worth, Texas, eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; Alex and Eugenia Cantu, one daughter; Monica Cantu, two sisters, and eleven brothers.

Pallbearers for Mr. Cantu will be; Eduardo Cantu, Matthew Cantu, Joshua Piette, Jacob Piette, and Adam Holcombe. Honorary Pallbearers will be; Bradley Greeno, and David Piette.

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  • Lillie Cantu, Wife
  • Alex Medina Cantu, Father (deceased)
  • Eugenia Tovar, Mother (deceased)
  • Matias Cantu (Leslie), Son
  • Matthew Cantu, Son
  • Adam Holcombe, Son
  • Eric Piette (David), Daughter
  • Amelie Cantu, Daughter
  • Carla Cantu, Daughter
  • Monica Cantu, Daughter (deceased)
  • Eduardo Cantu, Brother
  • Maria Carrizales (Anastacio), Sister
  • Esther Nicholson, Sister
  • Estella Spain, Sister
  • Ruth Lea, Sister
  • Amelie Palacios, Sister
  • Eugenia Ramirez, Sister
  • Mr. Cantu also leaves behind 11 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren to cherish his memory.
    Mr. Cantu was preceded in death by 11 brothers and 2 sisters.

  • Eduardo Cantu
  • Matthew Cantu
  • Adam Holcombe
  • Joshua Piette
  • Jacob Piette
  • Edward Houston
  • Daviod Piette, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Troy Allen, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bradley Greeno, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, January 11, 2021

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