Eloy F. Gutierrez, 80, a lifetime resident of Benavides, Texas entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at his residence with his family at his bedside. He was born in Sejita, Texas on August 17, 1935 to his parents, Zaragosa and Maria Gutierrez. At the age of 18 years he joined the Merchant Marines and served for six years, he returned to Benavides to continue raising his family and worked for the Naval Air Station in Kingsville for five years, he was self-employed in which he worked with his truck in the fields for several years. He worked in the oil field, Duval County and then worked for his brother, Baldemar at Las Animas Ranch. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends,

He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Carmela G. Ayala; two brothers, Laurence Gutierrez and Homero Gutierrez.

Eloy is survived by his wife of 54 years of marriage, Amelia S. Gutierrez of Benavides, Texas; two sons, Eloy (Clementina) Gutierrez, Jr. of Mission, Texas; Arnoldo Rene (Cristina) Gutierrez of Mercedes, Texas; two daughters, Almira G. (Juan) Lopez of Guajillo Ranch; Elva (John) Mendoza of Donna, Texas; three brothers, Humberto Gutierrez of San Antonio, Texas; Zaragosa (Belinda) Gutierrez III of Corpus Christi, Texas; Baldemar (Laura) Gutierrez of Benavides, Texas; two sisters, Aurora (Ruperto) Canales of San Diego, Texas; Hortencia Garcia of Benavides, Texas; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas. Interment will follow at the Benavides Cemetery in Benavides, Texas.

Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at www.garzafuneralhome.com

Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home, San Diego, Texas 361-279-3311.