He is survived by his mother, Denise Crawley (Robert) of Beach City; father, Johnny Ponce (Diana) of Orange Grove; paternal grandmother, Genoveva Ponce of George West; maternal grandparents, Alberto and Elida Garza of Three Rivers; sister, Cassandra Lynn Castaneda of Beach City; brothers, Celestino Kay Jr. (Yadira) of Harlingen, Julian Reynaldo Garza and Brandon Ray Castaneda, both of Beach City; step-brothers, Bobby and Brent Crawley, also of Beach City; nephew, Jonathan Alexander Kay of Harlingen; uncle, Luis Ponce Jr. of George West; aunts, Christina Ponce of George West and Christina Gutierrez (Jerry) of San Antonio; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Luis Ponce Sr.
Visitation began at 5 p.m. on Thursday June 2, 2011, with the rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at St. George Catholic Church in George West. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at St. George Catholic Church in George West with Fr. George Johnson officiating. Interment followed at St. George Catholic Cemetery in George West.
Pallbearers included Arnold Salazar, Julian Garza, Roland Salazar, Stevie Alaniz, Christopher Alaniz, Hector Cortez and John Campos. Arrangements entrusted to Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4599 Business 181 North in Beeville, TX. You may sign the online guest book under the obituary section at www.oakparkmemorial.com