Roy J. Gonzales

June 15, 1938 - September 7, 2023

Roy J. Gonzales was born on June 15, 1938. He passed away in his home on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

Roy lived a full and wonderful life. His humble upbringing and love for Christ led him to study two years in the seminary until he met the love of his life, Margaret Durham. They married and had five children. Roy built his family a beautiful and robust life from nothing but hard work and faith in God. He was the true definition of the American Dream.

He enjoyed the fruits of his labor at the beach, golfing, hunting, and of course passed this love onto his children. As he thought he was so blessed by his beautiful wife and family; his grandchildren came along, and he was smitten. He loved them all, Noah, Christian, Tyler, Caroline, Hunter, Julianna, Ava, and Nicolas Roy.

As we all do, Roy endured many heartaches in the life. The passing of his own son and grandson, and well as battling blood cancer. But he lived on strong and grew in his faith. His life was a legacy to say the least and he will always be remembered and never forgotten as one of the strongest, most hardworking, honest, God loving and fearing man of our time. Love you daddy.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Gonzales of Beaumont; son, Greg Gonzales of Beaumont; daughters, Kay Walker of Houston; Julie Artaza and her husband, Nic, of Katy; and Christy Gonzales of Beaumont; grandchildren, Christian Walker, Tyler Gonzalez; Hunter Gonzalez; Caroline Walker; Juliana Artaza; Ava Artaza; and Nicolas Artaza; and siblings, Elida McCrate and Rey Gonzales.

Roy is preceded in death by his parents; son, Doug Gonzalez; and grandson, Noah Mark Rand.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

A gathering of Mr. Gonzales’ family and friend will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., with a Rosary recited at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • September 13, 2023
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am


Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • September 13, 2023
  • 9:30 am

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
  • 700, Jefferson St, Beaumont, TX, 77701,
  • September 13, 2023
  • 11:00 am


St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
  • 700, Jefferson St, Beaumont, TX, 77701,
  • September 13, 2023

Comments (16)

    Anthony Fasulo says:

    I knew Roy professionally and had many good conversations with him about numerous different things. I will have to say that from what I knew about Roy, everything written in his obituary is 110% accurate. He was one of the nicest and most honest people you could ever want to meet. The Good Lord got a really good one with Roy.

    Nick and Linda LaRocca says:

    Sorry for your loss margaret. my prayers are with you and your family. Roy was a good friend and gentleman. He surely is in Heaven.

    Sandy & Joseph F. Fertitta says:

    Jules so sorry to hear about your dads passing. I always enjoyed our visits together. may he rest in peace

    mary beth adrian cloninger says:

    Margaret, you are in our prayers. You were such a good friend to Marie Cloninger.

    Kristin Beal says:

    “Papa Roy” is how we knew him & he was so very sweet to our boys Kyle & Jordan! They were just little one’s over 20 years ago but Mrs.Margaret & Papa Roy took great care of us all. May he Rest in Peace.
    Prayers for your comfort & peace Mrs. Margaret, Kay & family.


    Kristin Williamson Beal & family

    Justin Farinella says:

    To the family of Roy Gonzales

    I am sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. He was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    John and Claudia LeBlanc says:

    So sorry to hear this,but knew he was having difficulties,such a sweet man and a religious man. Know there is a place in heaven for him. You will miss him but always will have memories. That is the only thing in life that is essential to our well being. Lov you. Claudia & John

    Wadine Carlson says:

    Rest in Peace, Roy!

    Patricia Guillory Lloyd says:

    Mr. Roy always has a special place in my heart. You all were always so kind to my family. I will always remember fond times at the car lot on college with my daddy and Mr Roy. Mrs Margaret, Greg, Julie, Kay, and Christy, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ron Thweatt says:

    Great guy. Great friend. RIP, Roy.

    Vincent J Fertitta says:

    Roy, my lifelong friend!! The memories we shared of our time at Saint Anthony’s grammar to high School are precious!! The golf games we enjoyed together, numbered in the thousands!! The great joy we shared being together will always be remembered!!!
    You beat me to heaven!!! Put in a good word to Jesus for me!!! I willl miss you, my great friend!!!

    Johnny & Sharon Passmore says:

    May god comfort you with many special memories… we loved Roy… he will be deeply missed by all such a wonderful man & dear friend…
    Love & prayers to Margaret & family
    Johnny & Sharon Passmore

    John & Judy Bryant says:

    Our prayers for all of Roy’s family. friends and loved ones. I knew Roy through St. Anthony school. Roy was a couple of grades ahead of me, but being such a small school, there was always a close bond between all of the students. Later, I was part of a weekly golf game, with Roy and his friends. They say that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he plays the game of golf. Therefore, I knew Roy as a honest, hard working, proud family man. May he rest in peace, as a member of the Family of GOD, in Heaven.

    Elaine (Poche) White says:

    Sending prayers, thoughts & condolences to Margaret & family. You are strong Margaret & have a deep faith. I would be there but are in Illinois presently. Will be in Beaumont soon. Love you.❤️🙏❤️

    Lilli Phelan Bean says:

    One of the dearest Bulldogs ever. Roy was a gift to all of us. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in His peace.

    Richard &Diane Guerrero says:

    To the Gonzales family sorry for your loss. He is no longer suffering and he’s with all of extended family that has left us . Margaret and his family and Ray and his extended family and Elita and her extended family may our heavenly father send down his holy spirit and greet him into heaven. Your cousin’s Richard & Diane Guerrero

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