Amador DeLeon, age 71, died February 14, 2019 at home. He was born on February 18, 1947, at home in Cego, Texas, to Manuel and Manuela (Benavides) DeLeon. He was one of 8 children. He was married to Debbie Schwartz on April 28, 1989. He was a peace officer for a number of years and later became a welder and was employed at Kalyn in Gatesville, where he retired in May 2009. He loved working in his garage, cooking out, and tinkering with just about anything. Above anything else, he enjoyed hanging out with friends and family. And he especially enjoyed his weekend visits with his sister Angie, and brothers Lupe and Albert. He also loved spending time with his brother Joe, who preceded him in death. He will be missed dearly.
He is Preceded in death by his parents Manuel and Manuela DeLeon, brother Joe DeLeon, and sister Margie Diaz.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife Debbie DeLeon of Heidenheimer; son, David DeLeon and wife Lois of Hamilton; daughter, Doris Glover and husband Dwayne of Hamilton; son, Henry DeLeon and wife Dana of Hamilton; daughter, Leonna Eggenberger and husband Evan of San Angelo; son, Chris DeLeon of Hamilton; son, Michael DeLeon of Huntsville; son, Jamie DeLeon of Hamilton; daughter, Janie Perez and husband Pepa of Sulpher Springs; sister, Angie Rodriguez; brothers, Albert DeLeon, Lupe DeLeon, Manuel DeLeon, and Raul DeLeon; 20 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 1 on the way; along with many nieces, nephews, and other friends and family are also left to cherish his memories.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 2:00 P.M. at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton following the service.
Thoughts and prayers from Tim and I and family...
Patricia TaylorEddy, TX
RIP uncle Amador, you no doubt will be missed. But I will never forget you. You always had this look that when I was down and out all you had to do was tilt your head alittle along with that smile would make me forget the bad. Love you much.
Linda LandmarkTemple, TX
Sending many hugs of comfort and peace to all of you. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Mica BaizeHamilton, TX
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing. Sending my love and prayers to the family.
Michell (DeLeon) McKeeSherman, TX
Debbie, I am so sorry for you loss. I have found memories of Almador at the family reunions. He had a wonderful sense of humor. I know he will be missed by many family members and friends.
Pamela SteinmanAmarillo, TX
I was so sorry to hear of Amador passing, he was always smiling and always gave me a hug whenever he saw me. My prayers for the family.
Cheryl YatesWaco, TX
I was very shocked and sadden to hear of Amador's passing. I have many fond memories when he and I worked together at the Hamilton Police Department. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Johnny SloughHamilton, TX
My dear Debbie and family. We are so lost for words. Such a wonderful man and friend there is no other. With tears and sadness in our heart we can not believe our friend is gone. We will miss his sense of humor laughter ,smiles and jokes. He ALWAYS said what was on his mind. We will deeply miss him. Our prayers are also with my commadre his sister Angie rodriguez.we love you all.
Melinda RosasTemple, TX
You will be missed very much , you were so fun . And a joy to be around. We love you! Until we meet again!
Melaney KollsBelton, TX
I am still in complete shock Tio over your passing. I will miss you so much and all the talks we used to have at Moms table on Sundays. You will be missed! I love you Uncle Amador! Tell the family hello from me! ❤
Angie Rodriguez-FordTemple, TX
I love you poppo .I'll miss you.
Jacob DeLeonTemple, TX