Antonio Daniel Gamez
June 13, 1938 ~ June 11, 2022
San Antonio, Texas
Resided in: Mansfield, Texas
Antonio “Tony” Daniel Gamez, 83, went home to be with Jesus on June 11, 2022 with his family by his side.
A memorial service will be held on the 28th of June at 11:00am at Crossroads Christian Church, 6450 TX-360, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. Pastor Scott Milburn will be officiating.
Tony was born on June 13, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas to Robert and Dolores Gamez. At the age of 18, he joined the United States Air Force where he served as an electrician until being honorably discharged in July of 1960.
On October 7, 1967 he married the love of his life, Clara Lillian Leyba, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tony’s love of sports was evident in all that he did. He was a die-hard UNLV basketball and football fan and also loved the Las Vegas Stars Triple-A Baseball team. He enjoyed coaching youth baseball and soccer and served as President of the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association and Central Little League of Las Vegas. He also played softball until the age of 55 and loved to play golf as often as he could. In 1990, he was honored by Golfweek Magazine as the Golf Father of the Year.
Tony loved serving and giving back in his community. He volunteered on missions for natural disaster relief with his church. He was a member of the Mansfield Citizens Fire Academy Association as well as the Mansfield Police Academy Association and served both organizations whenever he could.
Tony was preceded in death by his father, Robert Gamez, mother, Dolores Gamez, sisters, Gloria De La Rosa and Theresa Gamez, and brothers, Richard Gamez and George Gamez.
He his survived by his wife, Clara Lillian Gamez, his sons, Robert Gamez and Randy Gamez, and his granddaughters, Zoey and Lily Gamez.