August 15, 1944 ~ February 25, 2008
LINDEN Funeral services for Thomas Royal Gonzales, Jr., 63, of Linden will be Wednesday, Febuary 27, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at Center Grove Baptist Church in Linden with Bro. Melvin Sharry and Bro. Jim Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mr. Gonzales was born August 15, 1944, in Dallas to Thomas Royal and Valita Mae Fisher Gonzales. Mr. Gonzales died Monday, February 25, 2008, in Linden. He was a truck driver and a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Roderick A. Shaw. Survivors include his wife, Millicent Gonzales of Linden, three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Royal and Chrystal Gonzales, III, and Michael Wayne and Peggy Gonzales all of Hughes Springs; Samuel Todd and Prissy Gonzales of Linden; two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte Renae and William Johnson and Charmin Jeniece and Shane Davidson all of Linden; his mother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Shaw of Kittanning, PA; mother of his children and her husband, Janie and Jerry Brock of Linden; three sisters and their spouses, Patricia and Jim Duncan of Athens; Lois and Phillip Womack of Marble Falls; Polly Joy and Barry Hatton of Houston, MO; two brothers and spouses, Roderick and Faith Shaw, Jr. of Kittanning, PA; and John Thomas and Beth Shaw of Johnstown, PA. Grandchildren include Brittany Nicole, David Thomas, Thomas Royal, IV, Makia Dawn, Jacob Paul May, Charles David Keener, Quitman Keener, Chelsea Marie, Destiny Allene, Ronald Zachary, Samuel Carter, Lynnsey Ann Rhyne, Brianna Marie Rhyne, William Hunter, Brianna Lynn Vertrees, Cody Lane, and Justin Clay; one great-grandchild, Madisyn Marie Gonzales, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Tommy;my cousin,and friend,seems you were always smiling.Because of your faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and all who beleave in the Lord Jesus shall not perish but have everlasting life and that means well see you again.
Jeniece, Just wanted you to know you and your family are in my prayers and how sorry I am for your loss.
in my thoughts and prayers
I love all of you like my own family, and want y'all to know that you're in my prayers!
We love all of you. Tommy will sure be missed.God Bless All Of You.
We will miss you. Always thinking of you and we love you lots…..
Tommy has always been a blessing to us. He would make us laugh and cry. We know he is really happy now, he's with his loved ones in Heaven. We love all of you and please keep in touch with us.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sadness.
My thought and prayers are with all of you. Tommy loved each of you and was soproud of you.
Charlotte and Jeniece,I'm so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.
My heart goes out to you ,be strong ,You will be in my prayers.God Bless you .
Charlotte I am so sorry about your loss. I will be praying for you
Just as a beautiful Eagle expands it's wings to fly, your love and laughter will soar for all eternity in all of our lives. Our father, Dad, and friend, we will always keep you alive within' our hearts!Todd and Prissy(Sammy Crab and Lil Moma)
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To Tommy's Family and Friends, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank God for the time we had with Tommy. He is always with us in our hearts because of the wonderful person and friend that he was.
It was an honor and a pleasure to get to know you better during the visitation for Mr. Gonzales. May God sustain you in this painful loss.
Big Jim,I love you and I will love you always. Love, MomGod bless you and your family.
My Dad, My Hero! He fought hard, but it's his time with God now. We love and miss him so much, but we will keep our heads up and be strong for him and our family. Besides, he promised to kick down some gold dust (like Patsy told him) and I'm waiting for mine. I love you Dad. . .Pooh
I am so very sorry for your loss and am thinking of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Jennifer
Gonna be hard to pull that meat shot, when I can't keep the tears back.I miss you pop