Jose Homero Gonzalez

July 23, 1942 - May 22, 2022
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Jose Homero Gonzalez

July 23, 1942 – May 22, 2022

Our beloved “Che” who was a Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband, Father and Grandfather, ended his journey of 79 years here on earth on May 22, 2022.

He was born in Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He immigrated to the United States in 1954 with his family at the young age of 12. He was the first in his family to graduate from Martin High School in 1960 and joined the US Army as a medic. As a teenager, he loved boxing and continued to love the sport as well as wrestling until the very end. He worked in construction most of his life. First with his father and brothers under Manuel V. Gonzalez and Sons and later in Washington, D.C., and Miles City, Montana before coming back to Laredo and working with Cobalt Construction until his retirement. Che also enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. But most of all he enjoyed being a grandfather to his only grandson Jose Homero III. Che was a devoted husband to his beloved “Lupe” and together the two of them raised three children. He was a man of many talents, but above all he was a man of great faith. It was his faith that carried him through difficult times and it is his faith that will continue to be part of his legacy for his family that remain in this world.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Guadalupe Perales Gonzalez, his parents, Manuel V. Gonzalez and Aurora Escamilla Gonzalez, his brother, Manuel Gonzalez and his sisters, Juana Aurora Gonzalez and Josefina “Fini” Bentiez (Chris+).

Left to cherish his memory are his three children Veronica Gonzalez, Jose Homero Gonzalez Jr. (Mary) and Claudia Gonzalez (Neto) and his only grandson Jose Homero Gonzalez III, He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Juan M. Gonzalez (Aurora), Tomas Jaime Gonzalez (Delfina), Juanita White (Vicente), Roberto Gonzalez (Teresa), Aurora Juarez (Ramon) and Rosa McCabe (Alfred). He is also survived by numerous loving relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank relatives and friends for the constant support, love, prayers and vigil during the last days of “Che’s Life”.

The family will receive condolences on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. with visiting hours from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A vigil for the deceased and rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm. Funeral Procession will depart the chapel on Saturday, May 28, 2022 to Mother Cabrini Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Rite of Committal and Internment will follow at the Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors.

Pallbearers will be: Jose Homero Gonzalez III, Jose Ernesto Cavazos, Tolbert Lee Garcia, Tolbert Lee Garcia Jr., Juan Manuel Gonzalez Jr., Diego Gonzalez, Roberto David Gonzalez and Manuel Gonzalez Jr.

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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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 27, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Mother Cabrini Catholic Church


3018 Davis
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: July 23, 1942
Died: May 22, 2022

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Maricela Lupear posted on 5/25/22

Homer, Claudia and Veronica My most sincere condolences for your loss. God bless and give you strength through this difficult time. May your dad RIP ?


Elida Padilla posted on 5/23/22

Vero, I am truly sorry for the lost of your Dad. Our must sincere condolences to you and your family. Love Eli