OBITUARY

Anthony Jacob Lara

November 18, 2002February 28, 2019
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Anthony Jacob Lara, age 16, of Taylor, TX passed away at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Taylor on Thursday February 28, 2019. He was born on November 18, 2002 in Georgetown, TX to Amy Castillo. He was a freshman at Taylor High School. Anthony love science and could tell you anything you wanted to know about the solar system. Anthony could always bring a smile to anyone’s face. He loved Fridays and would always ask his teachers, aids, and Mr. Johnny if they were glad it was Friday. Anthony was diagnosed with some major health problems, like Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Dilated Cardio Myopathy, and Congestive Heart Failure, which subsequently took him away from us. He was preceded in death by his older sister, Alysia Rosalinda Castillo; great grandparents, George and Frances Kilgore; and great grandparents, Earl and Alice Hartman. Anthony is survived by his mother, Amy Castillo; his stepfather, Anthony Hubbard; his older sister, Adrianna Nicole Wilson; his younger sister, Brittany Lynn Waggoner; his grandparents, Judy and David Hartman; his aunt, Carrie Waters; his cousins, Bayleigh and Melanie Waters; and many great aunts and cousins. Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 6, 2019 from 6pm-8pm at Condra Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Thursday March 7, 2019 at 10 am at Condra Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Taylor City Cemetery.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Anthony Hubbard
  • Ronny Salazar
  • Jason Valdez
  • Daniel Palacios
  • Cory Tillotson
  • Tommy Joe Longoria

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Anthony Jacob Lara

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Amy Castillo

March 9, 2019

Im truly blessed to have had Anthony Jacob Lara for 16 wonderful years. I am very proud to be your mother. You have touched so many lives with your stunning smile, rosey cheeks, and love for Friday's. I miss you every second of everyday. Mommy loves you son FOREVER AND EVER.

Lisa Loe

March 6, 2019

Amy, I always loved (and really miss) our 'therapy moms' sessions every Tuesday and adored watching our kids grow up, loving them through their struggles and celebrating them when they triumphed. To know Anthony was to know his rosy cheeks and constant smile! I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss and the unimaginable loss you're suffering. I know it's difficult to find comfort but I truly believe that because of Anthony, a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy WILL be found. Anthony and Alysia's lights will forever shine bright, my dear friend. My family is lifting you up in prayer, now and always. ❤️🙏
Love,
Lisa (and Christopher) Loe

Debbie Brown

March 5, 2019

So very sorry to hear the news of Anthony’s passing. He definitely was a ray of sunshine in my classroom. His smile will long be remembered.

Theresa Randig

March 5, 2019

I will truly miss my special friend Anthony. He always had a smile on his face. I loved the times we spent together in the classroom, on field trips and in the gym playing tennis or any other sport. I will miss those words, " Mrs R are you glad it is Friday?" Every Friday I will think of you and how you touched so many lives with your smile and your kindness.
Thoughts and many prayers to the family of this special young man.

Mrs. R (Randig)

Jake Ruse

March 3, 2019

Rest in piece little buddy. I know God Is enjoying your lovable personality and smile that brightened everyone’s day!! Going to miss the fist bumps while passing by you in the halls and you always saying what’s up Mr. Ruse are you glad it’s almost Friday!! You will definitely be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Dee Sutton

March 3, 2019

RIP my little friend..I always told him I want your rosey ckeeks..He always told me are you tired Mrs. SUTTON.
It is Friday.love you little Anthony

Mark Weber

March 2, 2019

I really enjoyed visiting with Anthony and getting to know him these past few months. I will miss him. My sincere condolences to his family.

LA’Toya Smith-Polynice

March 1, 2019

My heart is absolutely bleeding! Anthony, Speed Racer as I called him, was a ray of sunshine in our classroom! He was so caring and loving! I am truly going to miss our morning conversations where he’d always ask, “Ms. Polynice, are you ok? Are you tired? Are you glad that it’s almost Friday?” I sit in disbelief and sadness as I write this post! My most sincere thoughts and prayers are with his family and everyone who’s life Anthony touched! Rest Easy Speed Racer! I will truly miss you!

cherie kocian

March 1, 2019

I am so sad to hear this news. My daughter told me today. She was very sad. He was in her art class. She said he was always so happy and nice. She said the art teacher and his whole class were very sad. I remember working with Anthony when he was very little in first grade up until he was in middle school. I worked closely with his family and loved them all. So very sad for them. Prayers to you all.

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