Antonio Santos

June 12, 1932January 12, 2021

Antonio Santos, aged 88 of Mesquite, Texas passed January 12, 2021 peacefully in his sleep. He is survived of his wife of 67 years Mary Frances Escobar Santos, children Daniel Santos and wife Rita, Rebecca Santos and partner Shawn Johnson, and Patrick Santos and wife Vicki. He has numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, Daniel Santos Jr, Emily Cole, Jacob Simpson, Jason Santos, Stefani Perkins, Gabriela Rodriguez, Mason Santos, Sydney Santos and great grandchildren.

Antonio “Tony” was known to be a devoted husband, father and grandfather. As a husband, he cared deeply for his wife Mary. He worked for many years, even after retirement, to allow for his wife to be a stay at home mother. Tony worked over 50 years as a Fox 4 cameraman. As a father he always provided for his children. He always took his family on fun excursions like camping, water skiing, and traveling. He is characterized by being a fun-loving, and caring father. As a grandfather, Tony was known as a jokester. He was always making his grandchildren laugh. One of his favorite words was “geek”. He loved calling people “geeks” and being called a “geek” himself. Tony was an avid golfer and spent much of his free time golfing with his friends. He and Mary liked to frequent the casinos in their spare time.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


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Crystal Simpson

January 14, 2021

Grandpa had a deep passion for the weather. He always said, “Come on rain!” when the clouds were dark. He called everyone “Geek”. He loved Granny and sweets. He was a great man and we will miss him dearly.