Samuel "Sammy" Gutierrez, age 53, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
A rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Domingo Castillo.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church) with Deacon Bill Butler officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Sammy was born on Dec. 3, 1960, in Sweetwater to Alfonso, Sr. and Ignasia (Espino) Gutierrez. He worked in construction and also had worked for 15 years with U.S. Gypsum. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Tamara Albarado and husband JoJo of Abilene; two grandsons, Isaiah Albarado and Noah Albarado; five sisters, Mary Ham, Esther Castillo and husband Domingo, Linda Medellin, Lupe Gutierrez, all of Sweetwater and Gloria McFadin and husband Allen of Abilene; five brothers, Rumaldo Gutierrez, Pete Gutierrez and wife Rosa, Dolores "Lolly" Gutierrez and wife Mary and Robert Gutierrez, all of Sweetwater and George Gutierrez and wife Lisa of Andrews; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso Gutierrez, Sr. and Ignasia "Nancy" Gutierrez; brothers, Alfonso "Ponchie" Gutierrez, Jr. and Arnulfo "Shooky" Gutierrez; and sister, Christina Salinas.
Pallbearers will be Mike Aguero, Domingo Castillo, Jr., Julian Moncada, Jr., Adam Gutierrez, Alex Gonzales and Danny Gutierrez.