Lonnie H. Gomez Sr., 71, of Hearne, Texas, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 31, 2021. A Visitation will take place from 5-8 pm, with a Rosary to begin at 6:30 pm, on Friday, April 9th, at Hillier of BRYAN. A service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 10th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hearne.
Lonnie was born in Hearne, Texas, on January 12, 1950, to his parents, Frankie and Marcelina Gomez. He spent his childhood growing up in Hearne with many brothers and sisters. Lonnie was a dedicated and hardworking man, even from a young age. When Lonnie was in the 7th grade he left school and began to work on a farm with his brother to help provide for his family.
When Lonnie grew up, he pursued a career working for the City of Hearne, a job he did for over 40 years. He also enjoyed mowing lawns on the side. He worked very hard to provide for his family. Lonnie enjoyed working, and created a collection of "junk." He would pick up anything from the side of the road or from his job to bring home! At work, he was fondly known as Chapparo (Shorty) or Papa Cholo. His job was a hobby for him, not work. His work ethic was respected by many of his friends and family, as he was one of the hardest working man they knew.
Lonnie married Alicia Gomez, after a few short months of dating. They met when Lonnie asked Alicia to dance at a school dance, they dated for two months, and they fell in love and decided to spend the rest of their lives together. They just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 27, 2021. They enjoyed many happy years together. They had two sons together, Lonnie Jr and Paul. Lonnie was a family man, he loved to cook breakfast for his family and spend every moment he could with his wife and children. He also loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. They were his top priority, even though he loved his entire family. He also loved his Chihuahua, Lalo.
Lonnie enjoyed fixing things, even though it usually made it worse! He would constantly try to fix things with duct tape. Gathering friends and family for a bbq were some of his fondest memories. He enjoyed cooking for his family, and just enjoyed everyone being together. There was no such thing as not being together for a holiday. He loved telling stories, playing jokes on people, and he would help anyone in need. He had a strong Catholic faith, and loved reading Joel Osteen's book.
Lonnie was a good man, who was hardworking, loyal, and family-oriented. He will be missed everyday by his family and friends.
Lonnie will be missed by his wife of 50 years, Alicia Gomez; children, Lonnie Gomz Jr. and wife Marie, and Paul Gomez; grandchildren, Ashley and husband Aaron Narro, Desiree "Desi" Gomez, Lonnie III "Trey" Gomez and wife Sinthia; great-grandchildren, Matthew Narro and Anthony Gomez; siblings, Juana, Rosa, Elena, Viviana, Consuelo, Larry, Lola and his twin sister Bonnie.
He will be reunited with his parents, Frankie and Marcelina Gomez; siblings, Lalo, Julia, Isidora, Paul, Lupe, Frankie Jr., and Johnny.