Ernesto Gonzales Jr “Ernest” died unexpectedly on February 1st, 2020 in Amarillo, Texas at the age of 49.
Ernest is survived by his Loving wife Diane Gonzales his children Angelica Riojas, Jonathan and Zayna Valdez, Eric and Marissa Valdez all of Amarillo, and Patrick Juarez of Maryland, and his parents Ernesto and Maria Gonzales of Sunray Texas. His sisters Bonnie and husband Fabian Cabrera of San Marcos, TX; Diana and husband Rafael Herrera, Irene and husband Jose Luis Barraza of Sunray, TX; and Kristina Gonzales of Amarillo, TX Brothers: Genaro and wife Anna Gonzales of Odessa, TX; Eric and wife Victoria Gonzales of Sunray, TX; and Matthew Ray Gonzales of Amarillo, TX. Ernest was a proud grandfather of 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
Ernest was born on September 12th, 1970 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Ernesto and Maria Gonzales. He married Diane Gonzales in June 23rd 1996. Ernest began working as a plumber and received his Journeyman License in 2017, and started his own business in 2019.
Ernest was accomplished at many things and loved being in his garage making many pieces of woodwork for his friends and family. He was a very generous individual who loved his grand-kids and had a heart for helping people with any and everything.
A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday February 4th at 3:00 pm at Power Church 1344 SE 10TH Ave in Amarillo, with a reception to follow at Power Church. Pastor Manny De Los Santos will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ernest’s life. The family would like to thank all friends and family who have stood by their side during this time
Viewing will be from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm at Power Church prior to the service.
Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.