Lionel Galvan Gomez

Lionel Gomez052Lionel Galvan Gomez, 76, of Dickinson, TX passed away June 10, 2016.  He was born July 5, 1939 to Estella and Rudy Gomez in Harlingen, Texas.  Lionel worked as a welder, pipefitter and boiler maker for Marathon Oil Refinery for many years and was also active member of USW Union,  Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  He will be remembered as a hardworking and generous man. Lionel was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Elias Gomez.

Survivors include his daughter, Estella Gomez Binder; sons Lionel Gomez, Jr. and wife Debbie, and Christopher Gomez; sisters Elva Gomez and Delia Galvan and her husband Rossindo; brothers Emilio Gomez and wife Rose, Eleazar Gomez, Gregory Gomez and wife Catalina, Tirso Gomez and wife Sorie, Desiderio Galvan and wife Yolanda, David Galvan and wife Cynthia, Ricky Galvan and wife Amalia, Timmy Galvan and wife, Emma. Also grandchildren C. T. Gomez, Kayla Gomez, Lionel Richard Gomez, Louis Michael Gomez, Natalie Binder and Nathaniel Binder.

A visitation in his honor will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, June 17, 2016 with a celebration of his life at 7:00 pm, Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, TX.  Interment will be at  El Muerto Cemetery, Harlingen, Texas at a later date.


  1. Lionel was a very nice man to me. He used to bring me a pack of gum whenever he came to visit my mother’s side of the family in Texas City, TX
    My condolences go out to his family and friends.
    May he RIP.

    Grace Loyd
  2. Very sorry to hear of Lionel’s passing. When I saw him he was always happy and in good spirit; willing to help and do whatever he could for anyone. Was a pleasure to be around. Best wishes to the Family.

    Sam Salvato

    Sam Salvato
  3. Lionel was always full of life and his love and kindness knew no bounds. My thoughts are with his family in this time of need. I still remember going to tractor pulls, drag races, and monster truck rallies with him and my dad when I was a kid. God bless primo. Rest easy.

    Jose Galvan
  4. My thoughts and prayers are with Lionel’s entire family. He was a very courteous man who lived life to the fullest and always had a kind word.

    Diana Barba

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