Jose (Tony) Lara went to his be with his Lord and Savior December 13, 2020, at the age of 64. He was born April 9, 1956 in Raymondville, TX to Fidel and Herminia Lara. On June 21, 1975 he married Cheryl Lara, and they shared 45 years together. Tony was a graduate of Shallowater High School and obtained an Associate Degree in Electronics/Computer Technology. He was employed at IGT Solutions as a Field Technician. Tony was a member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church. He enjoyed family, fishing, BBQing, travel, and music. He never met a stranger and will be remembered for his love of life, laughter and music.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Cheryl Lara; his daughters Misty (Michael) DeLaCerda, Enjoli (Juan) Gandara, Janet (Manuel) Tagle; grandchildren Nassir Reyes, Sir-Race Reyes, Sebastian Gandara, Myles Galvan, Sabion Tagle, and Remedy Tagle. Tony was preceded in death by his parents Fidel and Herminia Lara, his brother Ruben Lara, and his sister Teresa Lara.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 18 from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Holy Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 that evening.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park with Father George Poonely officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shallowater ISD Band.
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