Mike Cantu Jr. LUBBOCK-Funeral Service for Mike Cantu, Jr., 70, of Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2014, at Guajardo Funeral Chapels with Rev. Gilbert Cantu officiating. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2014, followed by a time of sharing and reflection at the Chapel 407 N. University. Mr. Cantu passed away on April 17, 2014, in North Carolina. He was born on November 22, 1943, to Mike and Jeanette Cantu. Mike married Anna Wickham on March 27, 2008, in Arkansas. He was the first Hispanic to build and participate in the Lubbock Soap Box Derby sponsored by LULAC in 1958. Mike was a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista, where he sang in the church choir. Mr. Cantu was a Boy Scout reaching the rank of Eagle Scout, and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was also an Explorer Scout. He attended Lubbock Public Schools, graduating from Lubbock High School in 1962. Mike attended Texas Tech University and was a member of the Air Force ROTC. He joined the US Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran. After eight years of service and reaching the rank of Staff Sargeant he was employed by AT&T for 30 years. Mike is survived by his wife, Ann Louise Cantu; his sons, Dennis Wayne Cantu, Mike Cantu III; mother, Jeanette Cantu; sister, Omega Cantu; and brother, Gilbert Cantu. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tal, Blaze, and Avery Cantu.
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Guajardo Funeral Chapel
407 N University Ave Lubbock, TX 79415
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Apr. 25, 2014