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Lionel Recio “Popo” Gonzales, 85, of Pearsall, died on May 28, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 11, 1937 in Dilley to Reyes Gonzales and Concepcion Recio Gonzales.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandchild Ivana Gonzales, son-in-law Angel A. Medrano and siblings Genaro, Benito, Gonzalo, Reyes Jr., Jose, Enriqueta, Estella, Maria and Eva.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Oralia Hernandez Gonzales, children Maria Adriana Medrano and Lionel Gonzales Jr. (Alice), grandchildren Melissa Elizondo (Roland), Michael Medrano, Matthew Medrano, Julian R. Gonzales and Rosangela L. Gonzales. He is also survived by his sister Englentina Mata and 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 31 at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels from 3 to 9 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, June 1 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Frio County Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Roland Elizondo, Michael Medrano, Matthew Medrano, Betty Jo Montano, Julian Gonzales and Julian Gonzales Jr. Honorary pallbearer is Roland Elizondo Jr.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels.