ODESSA Lawrence Samaniego "Ongo" Gomez, age 40, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Odessa Regional Medical Center. He was born in Odessa on May 26, 1973, to Juanita Martinez Gomez. He graduated from Odessa High School and went to school in Albuquerque, where he learned auto painting. He was Catholic.
Ongo was an artist. He worked in an auto body shop where he painted and did art work on lowriders. A prankster, he loved to joke around and make everyone laugh. He enjoyed cooking out and spending time with family and friends.
Those left to cherish his love and memory are his mother: Juanita Gomez; brothers: Augustine Gomez, Antonio Gomez, Israel Gomez and wife Elia, and Joe Alfred Gomez and wife Patricia; and sister: Alicia Garcia and husband Rudy; live in companion: Laura Leon and her children: Alex Leon and Ashley Leon; and her four grandchildren; all of Odessa.
He was preceded in death by his daughter: Santana Gomez; and his maternal grandparents: Felipe and Rebecca Samaniego.
Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Friday, July 19, at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd., Odessa, TX, officiated by Father Joe Uecker. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.