Agapito "Pete" Cantu

Agapito Pete Cantu LUBBOCK-Agapito Pete Cantu left this earth into the loving and gracious hands of Jesus on Dec. 5, 2012. Rosary for Mr. Cantu Sr., 86, of Abernathy, Texas, will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in St. Isidore Catholic Church with the Rev. Jacob Puthuparambil officiating. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in the same church. Burial will follow in Abernathy Cemetery under the direction of Abell Funeral Home & Flower Shop of Abernathy, Texas. He was born March 24, 1926, in Franklin, Texas, and was a longtime Abernathy resident and member of St. Isidore Catholic Church, where he served on numerous organizations including as a Cursillista member and on the Men's Committee. He was preceded in death by a sister, Magdalena; two brothers, Albert and Luciano; and a great-grandson, Jonathan Pena. He is survived by a son, Agapito Cantu Jr.; five daughters, Irene Rodriguez, Irma Saenz, Beatrice Rios, Belinda De Los Santos and Melissa Lopez; five sisters, Lorenza, Virgina, Maria, Dominga and Santos; two brothers, Pat and Nazario; 20 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be sent to St. Isidore Catholic Church, 17813 N I-27, Abernathy, TX 79311, or to Hospice of Lubbock, 1102 Slide Road, # 3, Lubbock, TX 79416.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 7, 2012