Gerardo Gonzalez

September 16, 1973 - September 10, 2021
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On Friday, September 10, 2021, our beloved Gerardo Gonzalez entered the gates of our Lord. Jerry, as he was known by his friends and family, was born on September 16, 1973 in Laredo, Texas. He attended both Nixon and Martin High School.

He was a gregarious and an incredibly funny man who loved his country, as well as having a strong relationship with his faith. He had a big heart, was incredibly generous and loved putting smiles on people’s faces. Anyone who knew him recognized his infectious laughter which made him the life of the party. Jerry loved movies, especially comedy, sci-fi and crime. His knowledge of movies was impressive because he loved quoting his favorite lines to his family and friends. His passion for music was also extensive. Jerry could recite any lyrics and could tell you the name of the song. He was also an avid reader and particularly enjoyed true-crime stories. He fiercely loved his family, called his mother every day, and looked forward to family bbq’s especially when his all-time favorite football team, the San Francisco 49ers played. Every year, he looked forward to the start of football season and placed friendly bets with family members that his team would win the Superbowl. Jerry loved all animals, especially his furbabies, Rocco, Shadow, Lucky and Besty, all Jack Russell Terriers, which could cheer him up no matter his mood.

Above all, Jerry was charismatic, hard-working, and an excellent salesman. He dedicated 12 years of his life working for RDO Equipment. He was proud of his job and often shared his accomplishments with his family and friends by sending pictures and videos of his passion–selling yellow John Deere equipment.

Jerry touched many hearts and had many friends throughout his life, but he remained close to his childhood buddies, Eric Rodriguez and Wicho Arredondo, whom he considered his brothers. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Francisco Gonzalez. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Sandra Lewis Gonzalez, his children, Jennifer M. Swisher, Kenneth J. Swisher Jr., and Joshua (Tyrah) Swisher; in laws, Marti and Duane Lewis; his mother, Julia Gonzalez, his siblings, Nora (Jorge) Mendoza, San Juanita Gonzalez, Gonzalo (Fela Gonzales) Gonzalez, Elsa Rebecca Gonzalez, Alma (Richard) Perales, Cheli (Eddie Jr.) Saldivar, as well as his numerous nieces and nephews who admired and dearly loved him. We are heartbroken, but it is comforting for his family to know that he is with his father in Heaven.

The Gonzalez family will gather with friends & neighbors to receive condolences and exchange memories on Friday, September 17, 2021, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will be recited at 12:00 pm. Cremation will be held at a later date.

As per family face masks are required.

The family will be live streaming the funeral services including Rosary at on Friday, beginning at 10:00 am.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Date: Friday, September 17, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will be recited at 12:00 pm.


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Born: September 16, 1973
September 29, 2000
Childrens wedding
Died: September 10, 2021

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Fabiola Lockler posted on 9/17/21

Many blessings to the family, he was a very nice and beautiful person. What a big loss. He is a true ? angel. With love, fabiola


Luis Argueta posted on 9/17/21

We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to your entire family. There is nothing more difficult than to lose a loved one, and nothing that can be said or done to make this go away. But, it is the love and memories that were cultivated and nurtured for so many wonderful years that will give you strength to continue moving forward. I hope you find solace in each other’s company and the radiating warmth that only family can provide. With all our love, The Argueta Family.


Daniel A. Vargas posted on 9/16/21

I had the pleasure of knowing Jerry for many years. I was very close to him and we both always visited many customers through RDO Equipment. You will truly be missed not only through RDO but from all his great customers. My condolences to his family and friends. RIP my friend


Debbie & Barry Gilpin posted on 9/16/21

Sandi, We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.


Jackie Leven-Ramos posted on 9/16/21

My deepest condolences on the passing of Jerry for the Gonzalez family. May the perpetual light shine upon him.


The Guzman Family posted on 9/15/21

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. We love you all.


Reynaldo & Esthela Guerra posted on 9/15/21

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Reynaldo & Esthela Guerra posted on 9/15/21

Nora & siblings of Jerry , Our condolences to you also Mrs .Gonzalez his Mommy ., my deepest sympathy Family , we ( my late husband. Johnny ) & Daughters had the greatest privilege of knowing my Daughter ' Susie ' best man on her wedding 21 hrs.ago,, had a brief. Time of his acquaintance but yes absolutely an impacting one , I am happy to have video of him God rest his soul in Jesus of Nazareth


Norma & Matthew Garza posted on 9/15/21

Gonzalez and Lewis family Our Sympathy goes out to you, may you feel the kindness, love and warmth of those who care. Jerry will be missed, but please find some comfort in knowing that he is with our Lord. I had the pleasure of working with Jerry at RDO, I have many fond memories. I miss his laughter. Rest in peace Jerry


Ronald Miller posted on 9/15/21

My condolences to the family of Jerry. He will be missed. He was alway a very professional and courteous person . I spoke to him several times during his illness. He alway kept faith and ready to live. God Bless to him and family


Ana Everett & family posted on 9/14/21

Our heartfelt condolences to Our friend Sandy n all the Gonzales family. There are no words I can say to ease your pain as we r going through the same loosing our beloved okie Everett. I can say that God will give u the strength in this time as he promises. Sandy we love u n we pray for the entire family. Blessings to all n may Jerry Rest In Peace in the arms of our greatest most powerful Lord.


Ron miller posted on 9/14/21

I had been talking to him during his illness. I know he was fighting til the end. He was ready to help out at any time. He was very respectful and professional. I will miss him and remember his very courteous and professional manners in conducting business. RDO LOST A GREAT MAN! To the family i will pray for you and ask our lord to gives you peace in these times. God Bless you


Susie posted on 9/14/21

My heart is so heavy. I will NEVER forget the Beautiful Memories I had with Jerry as well as his family. I enjoyed hanging out with him so much. He would ALWAYS make me laugh and yes, his laugh put a huge smile on my face. My LOVE and PRAYERS go out to Sandi and all the GONZALEZ family and their SPOUSES. I love you all so very much and I will NEVER FORGET those wonderful MEMORIES. I will save them FOREVER. May the Lord be with you and bring you all a peace that surpasses all understanding during this difficult time of bereavement. Love you all so much ❤❤❤ Susie Barbera Victoria Alexandra Arredondo Sophia Gabriela Arredondo Daniela Rebecca Arredondo


Agustin Mendoza posted on 9/14/21

Our most deepest condolences to you and your whole family.may he r.i.p.million blessing from the mendoza's.


Jerry “Doc” Holliday posted on 9/14/21

I was truly heartbroken to hear of Jerry’s passing, I hired Jerry at RDO and he always called me Boss, even after I retired, we still kept in touch. Jerry was a happy, loving, and passionate man and will be dearly missed by family and friends . Rest In Peace my brother, and I will see you again. Jerry “Doc” Holliday


Richard Arredondo posted on 9/14/21

My condolences to the family and friends.May the perpetual light shine upon him and be resting in our Lord's loving arms. He was always smiling,funny and giving his time helping others.May God give you peace and strength in these difficult moments. Richard Arredondo & Family


Alma Perales posted on 9/13/21

I will love you forever little brother. ???❤️