Jose Antonio “Tony” Gonzales

Jose Antonio “Tony” Gonzales, 59, was born November 7, 1958 in Kingsville, TX and passed away November 17, 2017. Tony was a life-long resident of Houston, TX and he worked for twenty-five years for Drago Supply in LaPorte, TX.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ambrosio and Elida Gonzales.

Tony leaves behind his sisters: Maria Guadalupe “Lupe” Gonzales, Maria Socorro “Cookie” Orosco, husband Daniel, Maria Teresa “Terri” Rodriguez, husband Robert, Rhonda Swinney, husband Kyle, Beverly Cokonougher, husband Brian; nephew: Ernest Trevino, Michael Rainey, wife Stephanie, Andrew Rainey, Jeffery Swinney, wife Samantha and Jason Swinney; nieces: Alicia Trevino and Brianna Cokonougher; aunts: Manuela Wilson, Dalia Dominguez, husband Joe, Maria J. Salinas, husband Carlos, Maria F. Gonzalez, Esther Gonzalez, Mary Lou Pena and Ofelia Pena; and numerous cousins.

There will be a visitation Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10am at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 Broadway Pearland, TX 77581 with a funeral service to follow Tuesday, November 21, 2017 beginning at 12pm.

Family request in lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to: ASPCA or American Diabetes Foundation, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202,


  1. Jose, as I knew him, worked for me at Drago Supply.
    He was not only a hard working employee, but a good friend.
    After I left Drago in 2005, we called each other on our birthday.
    His birthday was the day before mine.
    Occasionally, after I left we would meet and have lunch together.
    I called him to wish him Happy Birthday but had to leave a voice mail instead.
    Today, my phone rang and immediately noticed it was Jose.
    I said ” hey ole buddy, how u doing”, then I heard a woman’s voice telling me she was Jose’s sister, and gave me the sad news of Jose’s passing. Her name was Marie.
    She took the time to give me a full account of what happened. So sad to hear. I shall miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

    Danny Moreau
  2. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends, especially to my sister, April Janisch. Jose holds a special place in my heart as he filled in the gaps for April wild her kids were growing up. Rest in peace, heaven is there for you.

    Jan Daigneault
  3. My condolences to his family… Man this is crazy I was just thinking about uncle Jose. Rest in peace tio.
    Love always

    Latricia Medina
  4. Jose was part of our family for many years, what a wonderful man. He was there for my sister, April and her 3 kids as their step-father during the childhood years and going into adults. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends especially to my sister April Janisch Gonzales. Rest in peace Jose, may God be with you, we will miss you but will not be forgotten.

    Jean Currier

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