Adolfo Gonzalez, 88 of Lubbock passed away Monday, August 5, 2019. He was born February 2, 1931 to Saturnino and Angelita (Rincon) Gonzalez in McKinney, Texas. Adolfo loved his country and at age 18 with his parents’ consent, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served thirteen years in the military and was a veteran of the Korean War where he was a POW and earned the Purple Heart. Adolfo was an investigator for Grayhound Bus Lines which allowed him to travel throughout the United States and to enjoy visiting the different states. Adolfo lived in Denver, Colorado for many years before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He moved to Lubbock in 2001 to be near family. He was a Catholic.
Those left to cherish his memory are his special niece, Adeline Albiar and her husband Pete of Lubbock, who were his caretakers; his daughter Cindy Manning of Alabama; his sisters, Olivia Bautista of Morton and Eva Mae Stafford of Lubbock and his brothers, Jessie Gonzalez of Carolstream, Illinois and Lupe Gonzalez of Carrollton, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Antonia Gonzalez and Frances Martinez; brothers, Julian Gonzalez, Alex Gonzalez and Freddy Gonzalez.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2019 at Combest Family Memorial Chapel with a rosary being recited at 6:30 p.m. Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Lubbock. Burial will follow at the Morton Cemetery.
To my uncle Adolfo, I am very thankful to the Lord that I was able to see and visit you there in Lubbock. I remember your humor that put a smile on my face. I still remember in my mind’s eye seeing you and my dad in the kitchen trying to make espresso in something you and dad had boughten that day. Puts a smile on my face every time I think of it. You were an honorable man and lived an honorable life. You will be remembered always. Love your niece, Linda
mario j gonzales north platte, NE
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
uncle adolfo. love you,we will miss you much.
Lola Colwell Fort Collins, CO
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
To my uncle Adolfo You will be missed and you are loved!
Rest in His peace!!
Your niece Lola
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