SAN DIEGO Arturo Cantu, 51, passed away April 25, 2011 in San Diego, Texas. He worked for Tri-Element as a sandblaster, various oilfield companies including Key Energy and in construction.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Felipe and Rebecca Cantu; and one brother, Daniel Cantu.

He is survived by his wife, Melinda Barrientes; three sons, Daniel Cantu of Alice, Texas, Juan Gabriel "Johnny" Cantu of Alice, Texas, and Arthur Jacob Cantu of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Jennifer Marie Cantu of San Diego, Texas; three brothers, Luis Felipe Cantu of Florida, Mario Cantu of Houston, Texas, and Rene Cantu of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Olivia Aguayo of Alice, Texas; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel with a prayer service being held at 7 p.m. that evening. A funeral service will be held Monday, May 2, 2011 at 12 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at San Diego Cemetery.

Rosas Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.