Leopoldo Gomez entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at Lifecare Hospital at the age of 88 years.

He was born on August 14, 1920, to Jesus and Eliza Gomez in Mexico.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Barabarita Gomez; brother, Raul Gomez; and a grandson, Rosbel Gomez Jr.

He is survived by his children; Maria Romo of Edinburg, Beatrice Gaona of Ohio, Bertha Salinas of Edinburg, Rosbel Gomez of Edinburg, and Leopoldo Gomez Jr. of Edinburg; brother, Salvador Gomez of Laredo; 26 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Holy Family Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Val Verde Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements and services were directed by the Gonzalez Family Funeral Home, LLC of Edinburg.