Tomas Rubio Gonzalez, 84, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Abilene. A visitation will be 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Monday, September 27, 2021 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, Texas. Interment will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Tomas was born December 29, 1936 to Lazaro and Manuela Gonzalez in Sweetwater, Texas. He met the love of his life Consuelo Lopez and the two were married on March 10, 1956. Tomas and Consuelo were very blessed to have celebrated 63 wonderful years together until her passing on July 5, 2019. Tomas worked for 40 plus years in the grocery business as a produce manager. His hobbies included golfing, playing harmonica and tambourine, working with his hands, and doing bible studies at the prisons. Tomas loved John Deere tractors, classic cars, westerns, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy. He always provided for his family and loved them dearly. Tomas was loved beyond measure and will be missed every day.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Consuelo Gonzalez; his four children, Arthur Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez, Tomas Gonzalez Jr., and Freddie Gonzalez; three siblings, Antonio Gonzalez, Andrellita Lopez, and Benjamin Gonzalez.
Tomas is survived by his daughter, Mary Gonzalez; his son, Joe Gonzalez and wife Tammy; two granddaughters, Tiffany Burke, and Desiree Flores; three great grandchildren, Lucas Burke, Gabriel Burke, and Liliana Burke; two siblings, Benito Gonzalez, and Felicitas Sosa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.