Eugene Cantu

Eugene R. Cantu, 71, of Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Overton Health Care Center in Overton, Texas.

He was born Dec. 15, 1943, in Ingleside, Texas, to Guadalupe Rodriguez and Jesus Cantu.

Mr. Cantu was a self-employed contractor.

In 1970, he married Columba Ledesma in Garden City. In 1985, he married Penelope Palmros in Possum Kingdom Lake. She preceded him in death as did his parents; a brother, Lalo Cantu; two sisters, Julia Cantu and Janie Pena; and a son, Damien Cantu.

Survivors include four daughters, Julia Cantu, Bonnie Cantu, Antonia Cantu and Rebecca Cantu, all of Garden City; a son, Eugene Paul Cantu of Weatherford, Texas; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Pannell of Troup, Texas; a stepson, Larry McCann of Mineral Wells, Texas; a brother, Apolino Cantu of Ingleside; three sisters, Frances Jimenez of Aransas Pass, Texas, Lupe Cuellar of Taft, Texas, and Lucia Rios of Colorado; 13 grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

The spreading of his ashes will take place at Possum Kingdom Lake at a later date.