Antonio R. Rangel passed away peacefully Thursday, July 4, in his home surrounded by his family.
“Tony,” as most everyone knew him as was born April 5, 1935, in Inez, to Manuel and Gertrudis Rangel. He met the love of his life Ernestine Soto and married on Dec. 23, 1958.
Tony was a very hard-working man working many years at American Desk and Taylor Bedding. He had a love for playing the accordion and was in multiple conjunto bands.
Antonio was preceded in death by his parents Manual and Gertrude, wife, Ernestine Rangel and siblings Joe, Ignacio, Manuel, Richard, Janie, Margaret.
He is survived by his four children, Roseann Salazar (Fidensio), Gloria Moreno (Mateo), Antonio Rangel Jr. (Rosie) and Donna Gamez (Patrick); siblings, Esther Velasquez (sister) and Jesse Rangel (brother); and numerous nieces and nephews.
His grandchildren are Fidensio Salazar Jr., Kathy Renee Salazar, Kimberly Marie Salazar, Ramiro Moreno, Patrick Anthony Gamez Jr., Cortney Gabriella Gamez, Joey Alvarado and Alyssa Dakota Rangel.
His great grandchildren are Abigail Machuca, Fidensio Salazar III, Esai Salazar, Carmela Salazar, Jaiden Gareth Orozco.
A funeral mass was held Tuesday, July 8, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Interment was in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery.