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Odessa Funeral Home

1700 North Jackson, Odessa, TX

OBITUARY

Fernando M. Gonzales

July 9, 1923September 19, 2019
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Fernando M. Gonzales, 96, of Odessa, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at his residence. He was born July 9, 1923 in Alpine, TX to the late Fernando and Rosa (Mata) Gonzales.

He is a veteran who proudly served with the US Navy during World War II and spent his life working as carpenter. He enjoyed music, dancing, playing cards and watching his Dallas Cowboy games.

Fernando is survived by his sons, Herbert Gonzales and wife Cecilia and Johnny Gonzales and wife Olga; daughters, Carol Navarrette and Pauline Garcia; 16 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Lupe Gonzales; and son, Fernando Gonzales, Jr.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 11 AM – 9 PM at Odessa Funeral Home with the Rosary being recited at 7 PM. Interment will follow at the Rosehill section of the Ector County Cemetery. Gabriel Gonzales, John Anthony Gonzales, Nicholas Gonzales, Chris Larez, Gracie Cadena, Danny Cobos, Jason Gonzales, Julian Holguin, and Xavier Navarrette will serve as pallbearers.

  • FAMILY

  • Fernando Gonzales, Father (deceased)
  • Rosa Mata Gonzales, Mother (deceased)
  • Lupe Gonzales, Wife (deceased)
  • Herbert and Cecilia Gonzales, Son
  • Fernando Gonzales Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Johnny and Olga Gonzales, Son
  • Carol Navarrette, Daughter
  • Pauline Garcia, Daughter
  • Mr. Gonzales also leaves 16 grandchildren , 31 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Gabriel Gonzales
  • John Anthony Gonzales
  • Nicholas Gonzales
  • Chris Larez
  • Gracie Cadena
  • Danny Cobos
  • Jason Gonzales
  • Julian Holguin
  • Xavier Navarrette

Services

  • Visitation @ Odessa Funeral Home Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Rosary at Odessa Funeral Home Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Chapel Service at St. Joseph Catholic Church Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Burial @ Ector County Cemetery Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Biography

Fernando M. Gonzales, 96, of Odessa, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at his residence. He was born July 9, 1923 in Alpine, TX to the late Fernando and Rosa (Mata) Gonzales.

He is a veteran who proudly served with the US Navy during World War II and spent his life working as carpenter. He enjoyed music, dancing, playing cards and watching his Dallas Cowboy games.