Tony B Gonzales
May 16, 1938 – November 30, 2018
Tony Barron Gonzales was 80 years old when he took his last breath on November 30, 2018. He had been hospitalized for two weeks fighting pneumonia and kidney failure. Born May 9, 1938 in Brookshire, Texas to Felicitas Barron Gonzales and Pedro Gonzales. He was one of 7 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, his six siblings, and his beautiful wife Amparo Salazar Gonzales, who he married on November 2, 1956. He is survived by his 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews and two dogs. Over the years he worked many different jobs to support his family. He was a boat builder, a truck driver, a Precinct 6 reserve deputy constable, and business owner. He survived a gun shot wound when he was robbed coming home from work as a teenager and he survived being struck by a vehicle while working as a reserve deputy constable. His strong will to survive was a testament to his true spirit. Tony retired in 2002 and he spent his retirement days helping raise his grandchild Olivia, collecting and admiring antique vehicles, visiting with family and friends, and listening to religious programs. In his final days in life, his body grew weaker and he was ultimately called home to our Lord. He would not want anyone to be in despair, but to remember the way he was full of life and love for you all.
- Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
- Recitation of the Holy Rosary Wednesday, December 5, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
- Graveside Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
Tony B Gonzales
December 6, 2018
Antonio was not only my dad's (Crespin Gonzalez) cousin but his best friend. He loved and cared for dad dearly and dad loved him also. During dad's final year Antonio frequently visited dad to keep him company and comfort him. He visited dad no matter what the weather all the way from Houston to Brookshire. He had a great sense of humor, was a great story teller, and always made us laugh. He was a blessing to our family and we will miss him. We know that he is in heaven now making dad laugh again.
December 4, 2018
I have very fond memories of my Uncle Tony. He was such a great father to his little girl, my cousin Monica. He would take us bike riding at the park, ice skating at the Galleria and taking us to watch the cool wrestling matches at the Coliseum. You will be missed Uncle Tony. Rest in Peace.
December 3, 2018
Uncle Tony was dear to my heart and will be missed greatly. He took the role as a father figure for me when my dad(his brother) passed when I was only 4. Rest peacefully. Love you very much, Free.