Obituary — David V. Pantoja

David Vallejo Pantoja, 65, formerly of Valentine,  entered into eternal life on Friday, August 28, 2015.

Viewing was held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 with Holy Rosary at  Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 

Funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Caholic Church with Father Sescon officiating. Holy burial followed the mass at Valentine Cemetery in Valentine. Serving as pallbearers were:  Ismael Gomez, Joel Gomez, Joe Muro, Ramon Renteria, Clark Nichols, Miguel Barraza. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers were  Roy Torres, Tony Muro and Ignacio Espinoza, Jr.

Funeral services entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Fort Stockton.

Mr. Pantoja was born on Dec. 9, 1949 in Jeff Davis County to Celestino F. Pantoja and Elena Vallejo. Before retiring he was a Custodian.   Mr. Pantoja was a loving Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Friend who will be greatly missed but will forever remain in our hearts.  

David is preceded in death by his Parents and Erica Muro.

Mr. Pantoja is survived by his two daughters, Dolores M. Pantoja of McKinney, Texas, Mary Ann M. Espinoza and Husband Ignacio Espinoza, Jr.of Midland, brothers, Joel Gomez and wife Margie of Amarillo,  Ismael Gomez of Midland, sisters, Elida Nichols and husband Clark of El Paso,  Gloria Sweeney and husband Grant of Allen, Texas, Christy Doyle and husband Don of Plano, Texas, one grand-daughter, Hunter Muro and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.