Louis “Gonzo” Gonzalez Jr., 53, of Orange, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at his home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Doug Bray of Harmony Baptist Church in Vidor. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.

Born in Beaumont on Dec. 16, 1956, Louis was the son, of Nancy Dolores (Martinez) Copeland and Louis Gonzalez Sr. He formerly worked as an operator at Chevron, and spent his retirement as a fishing guide on Sabine Lake. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, Louis is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mindi and Jerry Vandervoort of Conroe; son and daughter-in-law, Rachel and Dustin Gonzalez of Orange; grandchildren, Ace Vandervoort, Emma Gonzalez, and Brock Vandervoort; sisters, Cindy Gonzalez of Orange, Nancy Bullock of The Woodlands, and Maria Heald of Lumberton; and brothers, Charles Gonzalez of Orange, Johnny Gonzalez of Beaumont, and Joseph Gonzalez of Orange. He is also survived by Karen Gonzalez of Beaumont.

Serving as pallbearers will be John Ray Richardson, Joe McDowell, Tyler Ellis, Mike Hughes, and Joe Arceneaux.