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Jose “JoJo” Gonzales, Jr.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:32 pm

Jose “JoJo” Gonzales, Jr., 33 of Marathon, Texas was embraced by his beloved Savior’s Arms on Jan. 7, 2019 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas with his beloved family by his side.

JoJo, as his beloved friends and family called him, was born on May 22, 1985 to Jose Gonzales, Sr., and Susana (Monalvo) Gonzales in Alpine, Texas. He was a graduate of Marathon High School, and was currently employed by the Gage Hotel as a member of the maintenance department.

Praying of the Most Holy Rosary was led by Rosella Salmon on Jan. 10, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 11, 2019, with Fr. Hector Chicas serving as celebrant with Seminarian Wilbert Colas assisting. Burial followed at the Marathon Cemetery.

Those honoring the final last act of respect and honor of serving as pallbearers for their beloved friend were Anthony Marquez, Jr., Victor Ybarra, Nick Ybarra, Ruben Gonzalez, Richard Montalvo, Jr., Robert Gonzales, Zalo Hernandez, Sammy Salmon, and Danny Fuentez. Honorary pallbearers were Jacque Marquez, Kristi Ybarra Martinez, Julie Gonzalez, and Elizabeth Hernandez.

JoJo was a beloved wild spirit. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. During most times, he would be found with his wonderful and much-loved son, Joe David. He enjoyed playing basketball, football, and running track, as well as listening to music, dancing, and singing at the top of his lungs. He was a very funny and energetic person, always knowing how to cheer up those around him and make them smile.

JoJo was a true Dallas Cowboys fan, always cheering them on to victory, as well as being there for his team during defeats. He had the wonderful opportunity during his short life to watch the Cowboys play in person, with his goal of cheering them on in the Super Bowl. He also liked to watch reruns of his favorite TV show, Home Improvement, laughing at the hilarious antics of Tim ”The Tool Man“ Taylor. He also enjoyed a good barbecue gathering with family and friends.

Preceding JoJo in death were his paternal grandparents Juan and Concha Gonzales, and his maternal grandparents Speedy and Elvira Montalvo, and Carmela Montalvo.

Those left to cherish and honor the wonderful carefree spirit of JoJo are his son Joe David Aiden Gonzales; his parents Joe and Judge Susana Gonzales; his sister Maria Marquez and her husband Anthony; his brother Edward Gonzales; his nephew Anthony Marquez, Jr.; his niece Jacque Marquez; and his aunts and uncles, cousins, and his wonderful friends.

Services were entrusted by the Gonzales family to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home.

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