ALICE, Texas - Antonio G. Gutierrez, 41, died July 30, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. He was a graduate of Alice High School and had played football for the Alice Coyotes. In 1983 he moved to Dallas, Texas, and lived there until his death. He worked for Budget Rent a Car for 21 years. He was presently employed with Bell Helicopter Company. He enjoyed playing football with his children and also enjoyed camping, fishing and going to football and baseball games. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Pablo Joslin Gutierrez; and his paternal grandparents, Rufino Sr. and Paula Gutierrez.

Survivors include his son, Christion Anthony Gutierrez of North Richland Hills, Texas; daughter, Aylisa Gutierrez of North Richland Hills, Texas; parents, Raul Gutierrez Sr. and Elma Gutierrez of Alice, Texas; his maternal grandmother, Christina Rios Gutierrez of Orange Grove, Texas; two brothers, Raul (Mercedes) Gutierrez Jr. of Alice, Texas, and Daniel James "Jimmy" (Juanita) Gutierrez of Joliet, Ill.; one sister, Rachel (Michael) Hernandez of Arlington, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in Alice. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice.

Burial followed at New Collins Cemetery in Alice.

Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc.