Adan Gonzalez

Feb 15th 10:00 am - 10:00 am
US Air Force
MRC - Darl Easton
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Military Veteran 

Military Branch 

United States Air Force 

Military Service 

Served in the United States Air Force from June 1956 – June 1960 as a Munitions Specialist. 

Mission Segments 

Funeral Service, Interment Service 


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Obituary Text 

Adan Gonzalez, age 81, of Grand Prairie, TX passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020. He was born August 3, 1938 in Los Fresnos, TX to Luz and Higinio Gonzalez.

Adan Gonzalez attended Brownsville High School and El Paso Community College.

He met Raquel Arreola Gonzalez at church and they were married for 62 years.

Adan Gonzalez served in the United States Air Force for 4 years as a Munitions Specialist and received the Good Conduct Medal for his service. He worked for Farah Clothing Manufacturer for 13 years and then became a Union Organizer for the AFL-CIO for 9 years. He owned and operated “Gonzalez and Sons Roofing” his own roofing and construction business for 20 years and retired at the age of 62.

He was a member of the Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana in El Paso, Texas.

He had a passion to help all people with their human rights and organized them to defend themselves collectively.

He is survived by his loving wife, Raquel; eight children: Daniel (Virginia) Gonzalez, Joel (Alma) Gonzalez, Ruth (Tony) McClure, Linda (Carlos) Ontiveros, Adan Jr. (Ceci) Gonzalez, Gilbert (Margie) Gonzalez, Robert (Josie) Gonzalez and Samuel (Ninfa) Gonzalez.

Fifteen grandchildren: Melinda (Beto) Sanchez, Michael (Melissa) Gonzalez, Matthew (Michelle) Ontiveros, Amanda Gonzalez, Sarah Gonzalez, Jacob (Bianca) Gonzalez, Joshua Gonzalez, Ryan Gonzalez, Samuel Ontiveros, Anthony (Hilda) McClure, Ysabel Gonzalez, David Ontiveros, Cynthia (Gerard) Arenado, Rebecca Gonzalez, Elizabeth Gonzalez.

Nine great-grandchildren: Madeline Ontiveros, Wyatt Carter, Benjamin Sanchez, Isaac Sanchez, Ruth Victoria Sanchez, Max Ontiveros, Micah Arenado, Mila Rose Gonzalez, Israel Gonzalez. Three brothers: Cain Gonzalez, Edilfonso (Cindy) Gonzalez and Rodolfo Gonzalez.

A visitation for Adan will be held Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Bean Massey Burge, 2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052. Funeral service will take place Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. A committal service will follow at Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens, 3001 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052. 

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Darl Easton

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Part 1



Funeral Service 

Mission Date 


Staging Time 


Briefing Time


In Position/KSU Time


Starting Time 


Staging Point 

Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home

Staging Address 

2951 S Belt Line Rd

Grand Prairie, TX 75052 

Map Link 

Link to Map

Part 1 Details 

The Patriot Guard Riders will stage in the Funeral Home parking lot. Following the mission briefing, Riders will stand the Flag Line for the arrival of Family and friends for the Funeral Service. After the start of the Service, Flags will be furled and moved to the Cemetery for the Interment Service. 


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Part 2


Part 2 Segment 

Interment Service 

Part 2 Date 


Part 2 Staging Time 


Part 2 Briefing Time


Part 2 In Position/KSU Time


Part 2 Starting Time 


Part 2 Time(s) Estimated


Part 2 Staging Point

Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens 

Part 2 Staging Address 

3001 S. Belt Line Rd

Grand Prairie, TX 75052 

Part 2 Map Link 

Link to Map 

Part 2 GPS 

32.697293, -96.992285 

Part 2 Details 

The Patriot Guard Riders will stage at the cemetery interment site to set up flags and stand tall and silent at the funeral procession arrives and for the interment service. After the service is complete, flags will furled, riders debriefed and dismissed. 

Part 2 Support 

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