Mr. Gomez was born in San Marcos and was a lifelong resident of Sinton. He had been employed as a mechanic for Dodson Motors, Ford Motor Company and had been employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He owned Lito’s Drugstore and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during WWII.
Survivors include a son, Hipolito T. Gomez of Victorville, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Frances Davila of Austin; a brother, Valentin Gomez of San Diego; a sister, Marcelina Castillo of Aransas Pass; four grandchildren, Juan Gomez, Anita Gomez, Felecia Ortiz Espinoza and Becky Ortiz Poynter; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at noon Friday, Feb. 16, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Patrick Serna officiating. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Inc., Sinton.