Jesus Gonzales, of Edna, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at the age of 87. He was born in Edna, Texas on December 28, 1929, to the late Pablo Gonzales and Tomasa Lopez Gonzales. Jesus worked for Point Comfort Northern Railroad for 37 years as a foreman and was known to his co-workers as “Chief”. He was a loving and caring husband, father, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, and friend who will be truly missed. Jesus is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Adela Acuna Gonzales; son, Abelino A. Gonzales; nieces, Anita Gonzales Fricke and the late Mike Fricke, Connie G. Brecker (James), Gloria G. Almendarez and the late Lupe Almendarez, Grace G. Barrera (Kiko); nephew, Antonio L. Gonzales, Jr. (Lisa); several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents Jesus is preceded in death by his sister, Carolina Gonzales; brothers, Antonio L. Gonzales and Abelino Gonzales. Visitation was Monday, Dec. 4, from 9-10 a.m. with a Rosary recited from 10-10:30 a.m. The funeral service began at 10:30 a.m. in the Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel in Edna. Burial followed in the Latin American Cemetery of Edna with the Rev. Michael Petering officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna. 361-782-2221.