Mr. Gonzales was born July 18, 1946, in Beeville to Manuel Gonzales Sr. and Casimira Sanchez.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gilbert Gonzales; and one sister, Maria Farias.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Gonzales of Corpus Christi; seven sons, Manuel Gonzales III of Fort Worth, Michael Gonzales of Corpus Christi, Joseph Barrientez of Washington, Gerald Gonzales of Michigan, Ruben Vela of Corpus Christi and Israel Vela and Rudy Vela, both of Corpus Christi; six daughters, Anna Gonzales of Indiana, Sandra Martinez of Michigan, Nora Barrientez of Corpus Christi, Rose Gonzales of Beeville, Christina Gonzales of George West and Mary Vela of Corpus Christi; one sister, Dolores Vega of Michigan; two half-brothers, Guadalupe Herrera Sr. and Luis Herrera Jr., both of Beeville; three half-sisters, Benita Campos, Linda Barrera and Mary H. Garcia, all of Beeville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A prayer service was held Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at The Lord Is Peace Church in Corpus Christi.
A second prayer service was held on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. at Treviño Funeral Home in Beeville.
Burial will be private.
Treviño Funeral Home