Fred E. Gomez of Abilene, 72, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at a local hospital.
Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, December 20, 2007, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; following the visitation a Wake Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5410 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, TX. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Ruben Covos officiating; interment will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Elmwood Funeral Home.
Fred was born in Stamford, Texas on July 24, 1935 to Jesus and Dominga Elias Gomez. He married his school sweetheart Isabel Sanchez on August 20, 1955. He was employed with J.H. Strain before moving to Abilene, TX in 1965. Fred was employed with Hoppe Auto Electric for several years. He dearly loved his wife, sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and was surrounded by many friends whom he loved and they loved him. He liked music and loved to dance. He attended and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Isabel Gomez of Abilene; mother, Dominga Gomez of Round Rock; three sons, Jimmy Gomez, Eddie Gomez, and Gilbert Gomez all of Abilene; brother, Ray Gomez of Stamford; three sisters, Virginia Macias of Denham Springs, LA, Stella Camp of Round Rock, and Lorraine Gomez of Stamford; six grandchildren; seven great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.
Max Mendez will serve as honorary pallbearer; serving as pallbearers, grandsons, Joseph Gomez and Freddie Gomez, nephews, Dwayne Gomez, Gabriel Camacho, Paul Gomez, Jr., and cousin, Tony Vasquez.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesus Gomez; five brothers, Ted Gomez, Martin Gomez, Paul Gomez, Wendell Gomez and Wally Gomez; sister, Adela Nieto; and a granddaughter, Stormy Kay Gomez.
Wueda, it breaks my heart to be writing this. I am so very sorry for your loss I wish I could go be with you in your time of sorrow but I have to work being such a busy time of year. I will get in touch with you later
love you very much Helen
Helen AlambarStamford, TX
Iam sorry for your loss and I will be praying for your family during this difficult time.
Ruth GarciaGonzales, TX
Eddie and Gilbert
Oh how sad my heart is and Im thinking of youll. Lico was such a good person especially and friend whom will be missed. I am so thankful that we have many pictures of him here at home. I pulled out as many as I could to show my kids
Know that we have all of you in our prayers and hope to see the family soon. The saddest thing for me and Chon is that we didnt get to say goodbye and that is what is aching in our hearts. I know how much he loved us and I know that he knew how much we loved him. May God be with you.
Chon Connie CamarilloGonzales, TX
I just want to say , Uncle Fred will be missed, especially in my heart, he is now gone to see and be with my uncles and my mom Adela, ....The way I remember my uncle Fred is when he would be out on the dance floor just dancin away ...hey what can I say It runs in the family ... I am going to Miss You, I wish I couldve held you one last time, but now you can watch over my family and me, Love you Uncle Fred Always and Forever. My heart also goes out to all the family ... Gomez Family Forever
Denise NietoZapataFort Worth, TX
Weda, Jim, Eddie and Gilbert, even though these past few months have been hard and so sad, I want you to know that I have learned so much from all of you. Your love, faith and strength served to make me feel so grateful that I am a part of your family. This was an experience I will never forget and I will treasure the time I got to spend with my Uncle Fred. I will always remember the night that he asked you, Weda, to come close to his bed, just to touch your face and tell you how bonita you looked with that toboggon on your head. He worried so much about you being cold. Even though my heart aches, I am filled with joy when I think how we all have another angel in Heaven to pray for us. I LOVE YOU ALL.... DEBBIE G.
Debbie GonzalesStamford, TX
Guera and family,
We want to express our deepest sympathy. We were so sorry to hear of Licos illness and passing. Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry we cannot attend the funeral but we will be thinking of you.
Albert Rose RodriguezGonzales, TX
Eddie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. He will be missed. Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you always. If I can do anything just let me know. Debbie Gilbreath
Debbie Gilbreathabilene, TX