Mr. Domingo Perez Cantu, age 83 of Fort Worth; with his daughter at his side, went to be with his savior on Friday, March 1, 2019.
“Mingo” as he was known to family and friends, was born in Jourdanton on December 22, 1935 to Simon and Hilaria P. Cantu.
He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather brother-in-law, uncle and compadre. We will all miss him greatly.
Mingo will be remembered for his mild easy going manner; welcoming smile and his ability to make you laugh at a joke we’d all heard before.
To support his family, he worked many long and hard hours; first as a farmhand in West Texas and then in construction in the Ft. Worth area. Mingo enjoyed hunting, fishing, and just spending time with extended family. On holidays, he regularly made the long drive back to Jourdanton. He was also an avid Washington Redskins fan and loved the Mickey Mantle era New York Yankees.
Remembering Mingo is his daughter, Sally (Manuel) and son Danny; his granchildren Mallory, Missie, Ashley and Brian; great-granchildren Aaliyah, Bubba, Aniya, Jerry Jr., Alannah, Mason, Ryleigh, and Hayden.
He is also survived by sister Josie (Gonzalo, “Tito”) Cordova, niece Diana Rosales, nephews Joey Cantu, Rudy Cordova, Andrew Moreno and additional extended family.
Mingo was preceded in death by his wife of almost 58 years, the former Mary Gonzales; his parents; brothers Juan, Manuel and Antonio; sisters Estafana, Clementina, Frances and Tomasa; nephews Guadalupe, Benny and Robert.
A rosary was recited on Saturday, May 18 at St. Ignatius Parish Hall followed by graveside services officiated by Rev. Fr. Kazimierz Olesky at Gonzales Cemetery in Christine.
As per Mingo’s final wishes, his ashes were interred next to his beloved Mary. We love you man! Mingo, you’re home, forever with the Lord.
A grateful thank you to Mrs. Mary Navejar and cousin Janie Regalado for all your support and assistance.