Arnold Ray Gonzales, age 70, of Roscoe, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.
A Prayer Vigil was held 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 15, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m., recited by Deacon David Mendez. A graveside service was held 10 a.m., Saturday, May 16, at Roscoe Cemetery with Father Nilo Nalugon officiating. Burial followed. Arrangements were under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Arnold was born on December 29, 1949, in Jourdanton, to Frank Gonzales, Jr. and Esther Marie (Olivarri) Gonzales. He was a construction worker for Salinas Construction before retiring. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Parish.
He is survived by his wife, Trinidad Gonzales of Roscoe; children, Ray and Johnny Joe Tijerina of Pleasanton, Martin Ortegon of Dallas, Linda Kay Ortegon of Roscoe, and Mario Ortegon and wife Josie of Roscoe; grandson, Anthony Micheal Ortegon of San Marcos; three brothers, Richard Gonzales of Houston, George Gonzales and wife Barbara of Pleasanton, and James Gonzales of Pleasanton; three sisters, Mary Frances Gonzales and Joe Hernandez of Poteet, Eva Gonzales Hoekzema and husband Peter of Harlingen, and Linda Harrison of Lufkin and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther Marie Olivarri Gonzales; father, Frank Gonzales, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Victor and Maggie Olivarri and paternal grandparents, Frank H. and Julia Gonzales; brothers, David Gonzales, Frank Gonzales, III, Leroy DeLeon and Santana DeLeon, Jr. and sister, Ruth DeLeon.
Pallbearers were Anthony Micheal Ortegon, Joe Pesqueda, Joe Camacho, Leandro Pesqueda, Mario Ortegon, and Martin Ortegon.