Funeral mass for Martin "Tino" Gonzales, Jr. will be Saturday July 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stanton, Texas, with Father Tim Schwertner officiating; interment will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Martin (Tino) Gonzales, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 10, 2014. Martin was 92 years old. He was born May 3, 1922, to the late Martin and Eduarda Gonzales. Martin was born in Ft. Stockton, Texas and attended Courtney and Lomax Schools. He was a veteran and served in the United States Army during the World War II in the Pacific. Martin was married to the late Elisa Gonzales (Hernandez) in 1942; they were married for 17 years. After her passing, he later married Estella Gonzales (Cuellar) in 1988; they were married for 17 years. Martin had three children, Dora Gonzales (Ralph), Louis M. Gonzales (Barbara), and Mary Helen Metts (David). He had five grandchildren, Marc, Marcie, Anthony, Louie, and Elisa. He had numerous great grandchildren. Martin was a farmer most of his life and helped manage the Stanton Chemical and Seed Store for over 20 years. Martin truly enjoyed farming and was blessed to be able to do this most of his life. The last years of his life he was still tending to his yard and doing whatever he could outdoors. The family would like to express their appreciation to the various sitters that assisted him in his home during his last years. Thank you also to the Hospice of Midland for their care and support during the final days of dad's life. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Midland. The staff and family of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel sincerely appreciate the confidence and trust placed in our funeral home by allowing us to serve you.
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on July 11, 2014