Cover photo for Gilberto Hernandez, Sr.'s Obituary

Gilberto Hernandez, Sr.

July 24, 1939 — February 5, 2016

Gilberto Hernandez, Sr.

Gilberto Hernandez Sr., also known as "Gilbert", age 76, was called back to his heavenly home on February 5, 2016. He was born in La Feria, Texas on July 24, 1939. Gilbert was one of thirteen siblings born to Jose and Petra Hernandez.

Gilbert worked in the golf course construction industry for many years. He concluded his working career with COACH USA, where he then retired. Gilbert lived his life for his family. He enjoyed his dogs, watching his favorite teams the Houston Rockets, Houston Texans, and the Dallas Cowboys.

He is preceded in death by his parents and five siblings, Agustin, Francisco, Juanita, Concepcion, and Josephine.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Minerva, six children, Gilbert (Mary Kate) Hernandez, Daniel (Sandra) Hernandez, Cindy (Randy) Hickle, Cecil Godkin, Phillip (Amy) Godkin, Serina (Jeremy) Brown. He is also survived by his brother Tomas, and sisters, Virginia, Lupita, Alicia, Hilda, Estella and 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers are Carlos Hernandez, Sheldon Ray Perez, Cecil Godkin, Phillip Godkin, Jeremy Brown and Zachary Obregon.

Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2016 with a Rosary to follow at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2016, at St. Mary's of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.


EmkenLinton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77592
Thursday, February 11, 2016
5:00 -7:00 p.m.


St. Marys of the Miraculous Medal
1604 9th Ave. North
Texas City, TX  77590
Friday, February 12, 2016
1:00 p.m.


Mt Olivet
7801 Gulf Freeway
Dickinson, TX  77539
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