Carlos "Charlie" Cantu Jr., born May 21, 1931 in Poteet, Texas, went to be with our Lord on October 28, 2012 at the age of 81. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos Sr. and Amada Amaya Cantu, brothers, Jesse and Tony Cantu, and sisters, Dolores Cantu and Lupe Sosa. He is survived by his wife of just shy of 56 years of marriage, Mary Helen Contreras Cantu; sons, Peter Abel and wife Yolanda Cantu, Richard Lee and wife Sylvia Cantu, Victor and wife Nilda Cantu; brothers, Felix (Dora) Cantu, Joe (Margie) Cantu, Louis (Josie) Cantu, Elias (Tommy) Cantu, and Frank Cantu; sisters, Carmen (Jim) Cunningham, Mary Helen (Larry) Villa, Rosie (Chuck) Ogilvie; grandsons, Marcus, John, Matthew, and Patrick; granddaughter Cecilia; step-grandchildren Adrian and Lauren; great grandchildren, Leana, Iori, Kale, Noah, and Iden; and numerous nieces and nephews. Carlos was a veteran of the Korean War
and worked Civil Service at Kelly Air Force Base for 34 years. He loved fishing, frequenting the area lakes and rivers and going to the coast at times of a predictable fish run. He loved boating, owning several throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed Bar-B-Que with family and friends alike and liked to strike up a game of washers. "Ay anda con el Chole." He was a good husband, son, father, brother, grandfather, friend, and person. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. His immediate family members would like to thank all persons involved in his care giving during this difficult time, and to all family members and friends for their loving support. You truly have shored us up in our time of need.
Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South with the Rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Mission Concepcion Catholic Church with the procession from the funeral home at 9:30 am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mission Concepcion or St. Cecilia's Catholic Church.
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