Antonio “Bear” Lawrence Henry DeLeon

Antonio “Bear” Lawrence Henry DeLeon, 44, a resident of Houston, TX passed away on August 18, 2021, in Galveston, TX. Tony was born to Antonio & Amalia DeLeon on March 14, 1977 in Houston, TX. He attended Lakewood Church for 20 years with his family. Where he received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior. Tony “Bear” grew up in the Sagemont area where he attended Frazier Elementary & Thompson Int. He played for the Sagemont Cowboys for 7 years. He then moved & attended Galveston Catholic, & O’Connell College Prep where he graduated in 1995. He was a varsity letterman in football as a lineman. He earned his Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees from Lamar University in 2012. Tony was a kind, caring loving man that never met a stranger.

His father Antonio DeLeon preceded him in death. He leaves behind his mother, Amalia DeLeon; sister, Michelle DeLeon Whitely, husband Keith; brothers Sam Zimmerle, wife Margaret; and Michael Zimmerle, wife Yuko. And beloved nieces and nephews, Ashley, Devon, Keith Michael, Karessa, Sarah, Isabella, Marielle, Thomas, Great nephews Kingston & Kayson. And beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, & friends.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson with a service to begin at 7 p.m. Graveside service be held Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, TX.


  1. To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
    Ecclesiastes 3:1 I love my brother so much and will miss him greatly everyday! I will see him again, rest in the loving arms of JESUS …….
    For so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16


    Michelle A Whitely
  2. Bear possessed a kind and gentle spirit. May he rest in eternal peace.
    Sister Barbara Ann Cernosek

    Sr. Barbara Ann

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