August 3, 1938 – February 3, 2020
Adan Gonzalez, age 81, of Grand Prairie, TX passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020. He was born August 3, 1938 in Los Fresnos, TX to Luz and Higinio Gonzalez.
Adan Gonzalez attended Brownsville High School and El Paso Community College.
He met Raquel Arreola Gonzalez at church and they were married for 62 years.
Adan Gonzalez served in the United States Air Force for 4 years as a Munitions Specialist and received the Good Conduct Medal for his service. He worked for Farah Clothing Manufacturer for 13 years and then became a Union Organizer for the AFL-CIO for 9 years. He owned and operated “Gonzalez and Sons Roofing” his own roofing and construction business for 20 years and retired at the age of 62.
He was a member of the Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana in El Paso, Texas.
He had a passion to help all people with their human rights and organized them to defend themselves collectively.
He is survived by his loving wife, Raquel; eight children: Daniel (Virginia) Gonzalez, Joel (Alma) Gonzalez, Ruth (Tony) McClure, Linda (Carlos) Ontiveros, Adan Jr. (Ceci) Gonzalez, Gilbert (Margie) Gonzalez, Robert (Josie) Gonzalez and Samuel (Ninfa) Gonzalez.
Fifteen grandchildren: Melinda (Beto) Sanchez, Michael (Melissa) Gonzalez, Matthew (Michelle) Ontiveros, Amanda Gonzalez, Sarah Gonzalez, Jacob (Bianca) Gonzalez, Joshua Gonzalez, Ryan Gonzalez, Samuel Ontiveros, Anthony (Hilda) McClure, Ysabel Gonzalez, David Ontiveros, Cynthia (Gerard) Arenado, Rebecca Gonzalez, Elizabeth Gonzalez.
Nine great-grandchildren: Madeline Ontiveros, Wyatt Carter, Benjamin Sanchez, Isaac Sanchez, Ruth Victoria Sanchez, Max Ontiveros, Micah Arenado, Mila Rose Gonzalez, Israel Gonzalez. Three brothers: Cain Gonzalez, Edilfonso (Cindy) Gonzalez and Rodolfo Gonzalez.
A visitation for Adan will be held Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Bean Massey Burge, 2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052. Funeral service will take place Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. A committal service will follow at Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens, 3001 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.beanmasseyburge.com for the Gonzalez family.
- David Ontiveros, Active Pallbearer
- Samuel Ontiveros, Active Pallbearer
- Matthew Ontiveros, Active Pallbearer
- Joshua Gonzalez, Active Pallbearer
- Jacob Gonzalez, Active Pallbearer
- Anthony McClure, Active Pallbearer
- Michael Gonzalez, Active Pallbearer
- Ryan Gonzalez, Active Pallbearer
- Beto Sanchez, Honorary Pallbearer
- Velorio Friday, February 14, 2020
- Servicio Funebre Saturday, February 15, 2020
- Sepelio Saturday, February 15, 2020
February 9, 2020
A great father in law that was also a good grandpa and a good great-grandpa. He knew the Lord and shared His word with everyone. We took him on several long road trips and enjoyed him and his views on life. He also had a strong commitment on his political views and again he was always willing to share them with you. We will miss you but will always have great memories of you. God bless you.