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January 19th, 2021

antonio longoriaULYSSES – Antonio Longoria, 86, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. 

He was born April 8, 1934 to Gilbert Villarreal and Guadalupe Longoria in Karnes City, Texas.  

He worked for many years for Ulysses Irrigation Pipe, Ansel Cab Manufacturing, Grant County Feedlot, and the Parks Department for the City of Ulysses.

He enjoyed playing Spanish bingo with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Survivors include his wife, Celia Longoria; children: Israel Longoria and wife, Delia Longoria, Virginia Mendoza and husband, Abel Mendoza, Antonio Longoria Jr., and Anna Garcia and husband, Samuel Garcia; siblings: Eloisa Perez, Daniel Villarreal, Gilbert Villarreal Jr, and Magdeleno “Mack” Serenil; 11 grandchildren: Sarah Hall, Sabrina Delfierro, Bobby Mendoza, Raymond Mendoza, Abel Mendoza Jr, Stephanie Mendoza, Samantha Haddox, Michael Longoria, David Longoria, Andrew Garcia, Anthony Garcia; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Isabel Villarreal, Eva Curiel, Esperanza Barron, Rosendo Villarreal, Ysidro Serenil, Rudy Serenil, and Aurora Cisneros.

• Private family funeral mass took place Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 with Reverend Aneesh Parappanattu, MSFS officiating.

Burial took place at the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses. 

Memorials are suggested to the Antonio Longoria Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS  67880. 

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