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In Remembrance
Charles “Chopsy” Gonzales, Jr.
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

Charles “Chopsy” Gonzales, Jr. , age 72 of Gaveston departed from this life on Monday, September 22, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Funeral services are 10:00 am Thursday, October 2 , 2008 at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 I-45 North in Texas City with Father Gerald Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetary in Galveston under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston. The family will receive vistors at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm with a rosary to be recited at 6:30pm.

Chopsy was born June 21, 1936 in Galveston, Texas to Carlos and Margarita Aguilar Gonzales, Sr. He was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica , a lifelong member of  Lulac Council # 151, and a faithful supporter of the Ball High School Football Team. He was employed at the City of Galveston where he was an inspector in the department of Urban Planning and Developement.     

Preceeded in death by his parents, his beloved wife in 2006, Margaret Martinez Gonzales, and a daughter, Cynthia Corpus, survivors include his daughters, Margaret Abete and husband Ruben of Missouri City, Gloria Castillo and husband Robert of Texas City, and Cheryl Gonzales of Galveston; sons, Frank Corpus and wife Gloria of Houston, and Chris Gonzales of Galveston; sister, Irma Garza and husband Rudy of Houston, brother, Richard Gonzales and wife Mary of Galveston; 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren,  numerous nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers are Richard Gonzales, John Sanchez, Ruben Abete, Gabriel Abete, and Jesse Tavares, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Danny Sendejas, Sr. , Jesse Tavares, Sr., Fitzroy Edwards, Julian Cruz, Sr.,  and the members of Lulac Council # 151.

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