Marcus Lee Padilla, 45, of Gonzales, was called home to our lord and savior on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 11:33pm. He is being welcomed into his heavenly home by his father, Andrew “Otto” Padilla.
Marcus was born on Jan. 13, 1972 to Andrew and Sylvia Padilla. Marcus attended Gonzales ISD schools and eventually received his GED. He later continued his education and obtained his CDL working as a truck driver.
Marcus was known to be book smart and through life’s challenges, he learned to be street smart as well. Although Marcus made some bad choices and decisions throughout his life’s journey, he always put his family first. Marcus was known to enjoy the music of old school musicians such as, Augustine Ramirez and Little Joe, as well as old school 70s rock and roll. He was also known to be an adamant 49ers fan.
Marcus is survived by his loving mother Sylvia G. Banda and stepfather Richard Banda Sr. of Gonzales, sisters Lisa Ann Hernandez and husband Daniel Hernandez of Pflugerville, JoAnn Padilla and husband Domingo Proa Sr. of Gonzales. He also leave behind to treasure his memory his nieces, Andrea Marie Villareal and fiancé Erik Gonzalez, Mariah Danielle Hernandez and husband Eleazar Martinez, nephews Domingo Andrew Proa Jr. and Daniel Andrew Hernandez along with his great nephew Benjamin Iker Martinez.
Services will be under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 14, with a viewing at noon and rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 15 with Father Paul Raaz officiating at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery.
Pallbearers are as follows: Robert “Bobby” Padilla; Bennie Reyes Jr.; Fernando Cansino; John Angel Navejar; Charles “Chuck” Hubbard; Mario Rios.
Honorary Pallbearers include his nephews, Domingo Andrew Proa Jr. and Daniel Andrew Hernandez along with his long-time childhood friend Mario Rios.
To join the family in celebrating Marcus’ life and to offer condolences, please go to: www.buffingtonfuneralhomegonzales.com