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David Antonio Cruz

David Antonio Cruz

Lufkin Daily News, The (TX) - Saturday, April 23, 2016

Mass of the Christian Burial for David Antonio Cruz, 35, of Lufkin, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2016 at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, with Father Ariel Cortez, M. S., Celebrant and Deacon Gary Trevino officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with the family receiving friends and loved ones from 6 to 8 p.m.

David was born April 6, 1981 in Lufkin, Texas. He passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 in a local hospital. David was a Product Design Specialist in the Power Transmission Division of Lufkin Industries. He obtained his Bachelors' Degree at Stephen F. Austin State University. David was a good, faithful husband and great, loving father who will be missed.

His passion was his family, and being together with his wife and children. He coached his son's soccer team through the Lufkin Parks & Recreation Department. God never abandoned this family – He was with them through many trials. David fought many battles and never gave up. He was of the Catholic Faith and attended both St. Patrick Catholic Church and St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church.

David is survived by his wife, Diana Cruz of Lufkin; son, Sebastian Cruz of Lufkin; daughter, Sydney Cruz of Lufkin; parents, Zeferino and Maria Cruz of Lufkin; grandmother, Rosa Cruz; brothers and sisters, James and Nikki Cruz, Samuel Cruz, Ricardo Cruz, Oscar and Viry Cruz, Veronica and Oscar Velasquez, and Jose Cruz; parents-in-law, Marcos and Bertha Lara of Diboll; sisters-in-law, Maricela Lara and Samantha Lara; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Agustin Cruz and Jose and Teresa Rivas. Pallbearers will be Jason Vasquez, Raul DeLaCruz, Sergio Rivas, Jose Espinoza, Jesus DeLaCruz, and Samuel Cruz.

Condolences may be offered at Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

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