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Isidro 'Sonny' Gonzalez, Jr.

    Funeral services for Isidro “Sonny” Gonzalez, Jr., 88, of Odessa, formerly of Lamesa, will be held Friday, May 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Craig DeArmond of Hope Alive Church of Odessa officiating. 
    A burial will follow in Dawson County Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Branon Funeral Home.  
    Viewing will begin Thursday, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home Chapel.
    Isidro Gonzalez, Jr.  passed away May 23, 2023, in Odessa, Texas. 
    Isidro was born October 9, 1934, in Millersview, Texas to Isidro Gonzalez, Sr. and Jesusa Flores Gonzalez.  He met Julia Valerio as they worked in the cotton fields as migrant workers in Patricia, Texas and then married on January 18, 1966. They were married 57 years.  They lived in Lamesa for 66 years, then moved to Odessa in 2005. 
    Isidro farmed for L.D. Freeman, his longtime friend, for over 37 years before he retired. Isidro loved spending time with his family and obsessively working in his yard.  He had a character of wit and humor. He will be very missed by all his family.
    Isidro is survived by his wife, Julia Gonzalez of Odessa; his children, Marisa Gonzalez, Marisela Gonzalez, both of Odessa, Oscar Gonzales of Fort Scott, Kansas, Eddie Gonzales of Leesville, Louisiana, Silvia Gonzales of San Angelo, and Gene Gonzales of Mesa, Arizona; sisters, Betty Hojeda, and Carolyn Rendon; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
    He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Ernest “Tito”  Gonzales; infant brother, Gilbert Gonzalez; and brother, Richard Gonzalez; and sisters, Ester Leal, Rosa Castillo, and Genoveva Castillo. 
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