Salvador Ray Gonzales

January 13, 1970 - July 9, 2018
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Salvador Ray Gonzales, 48, of Irving, Texas, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 9, 2018. He was born in Dallas, Texas on January 13, 1970, the son of Patrick and Mary. Salvador was baptized in the Catholic Church in 1971. He graduated Irving High School in 1989, GO TIGERS!! In 1992, Salvador, served in the United States Navy until he was Honorably Discharged in 1999. On February 10, 2003 he married the love of his life Duoc Vuong, also known as Nikki Gonzales. In 2006 Salvador was blessed with a son, Rayden Alexander Gonzales. August 9, 2008 he was the first from both sides of his family to graduate college at The University of Texas Arlington. In 2013 Ray and Nikki welcomed a daughter, Teanna Alexandria Gonzales. Salvador’s hobbies included his love for Tae Kwon Do, comic books, and the game of baseball. Most of all he loved to spend every single day with his children. Salvador is survived by his wife, Nikki Gonzales; children, Rayden Gonzales, Teanna Gonzales; mother, Mary Helen Gonzales; father, Patrick Gonzales and wife; siblings, Laura Gonzales-Garcia and husband; brother, Adrian Mack; step siblings, Paul, Tommy, Jimmy, and Alice; nephew, Gilbert Jr.; among numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that are considered family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 18th from noon to 8 pm with Rosary starting at 6:30 pm at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be on Thursday, July 19th at 11:00 am in the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

Service Information

Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Funeral Mass
Date: July 19, 2018
Time: 11:00 am

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Irving, TX
Prayers with the family. Sal will be missed had the opportunity to meet him when he fixed my garage. What a great man.
Theresa White
Watauga, TX
With my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to the family.
Laura Gonzales-Garcia
Irving, TX
My brother left a little piece of himself with everyone he had contact with. The best father to his children I will forever miss him.  I love u Ray Ray!
Miguel & Monica Lopez
Irving, TX
With my deepest Sympathy and condolences goes out to my cousin Laura ,My Aunt Mary ,Mye and Ray's Kids.  Ray heart was as big as Texas. Love you Ray.
Ginger Martinez
Grapevine, TX
Laura and Mary -
I am so sorry for your loss.  Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.  With deepest sympathy as you remember Ray. 
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