Lauro C. Gonzales

Lauro Carreon Gonzales, 82, of Pawnee passed away March 2, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born August 18, 1935 in Nell (Live Oak County), Texas to Jose and Concepcion (Carreon) Gonzales. He married Oralia Villarreal in Pawnee on August 18, 1979 and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Alongside his brothers, he spent many years doing ranch work. He worked in different capacities as a caterpillar and maintainer operator and mechanic for Odem Arnold in Nell, Herbert Rudolph in Lenz, Jackie Arnold Pawnee Lease Service and retired in 2009 with 14 years of service with the Bee County Road and Bridge Department in Beeville. Supervisors admired his work ethic, commitment and responsibility to completer tasks he was assigned.  Lauro was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Concepcion Gonzales, his half –brother Jesus Gonzales, brothers Felipe C. Gonzales, Eginio C. Gonzales, Pablo “Peewee” C. Gonzales, and Ramon C. Gonzales, Sr. Also preceding him in death was his half-sister Angelita Velasquez.  Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Oralia Gonzales, his sister Emilia G. Escamilla of Falls City, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved.  Visitation hours Monday, March 5, 2018 from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel in Kenedy. Funeral Services Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment to follow in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Pawnee.

Pallbearers will be Carlo Chapa, Gilbert DeLeon, Johnny Gonzales, Alberto Pedroza, Teodoro Rios, Epifanio Villarreal III, Jimmy Villarreal, III and Mark Stewart.