Mr. Cantu was born Oct. 30, 1948, in Normanna to Rafael and Adela Perez Cantu. He married Adela “Lela” Silvas in Beeville on Aug. 27, 1970, and was a cable tech supervisor for Western Geophysical and Global Geo. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting and gambling.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rafael Cantu; three brothers, Americo Cantu, Adolfo Cantu and John Cantu; and a sister, Tammy Perez.
Survivors include his wife, Lela Cantu of Beeville; his mother, Adela P. Cantu of Beeville; two brothers, Jesse Cantu of Beeville and Fred Cantu of San Antonio; four sisters, Hazel (George) Bernal and Nancy (Isidro) Garcia, both of Beeville, Elsie Boren of Portland and Martha (Bland) Chamberlain of Corpus Christi; a brother-in-law, Ruben (Melissa) Silvas of Beeville and several nieces, nephews and other family members.
Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 21, from noon to 9 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Richard Gonzales officiating.
Pallbearers were George Cano, Balde Gonzales, Rocky Mann, Margarito Garza, Justin Govella, Timoteo Lopez and Bobby Peña Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Joseph Bernal, Nicholas Silvas, John Suniga, Glenn Boren, Fernando Garza, Chuck Tielon and Lillie Govella.
Angelus Funeral Home