Arnulfo (Shooky) Gutierrez, age 56, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Pauline Gauna and Connie Palacios.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Shooky was born Jan. 10, 1955 in Sweetwater, Texas to Alfonso (Chico) and Ignasia (Nancy) Gutierrez. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. He was self-employed as a rock mason for many years.
He is survived by his companion, Angelina Soto of Sweetwater, Texas; one son, Christopher Espino Reed and wife Amanda Ybarra of Sweetwater, Texas; six sisters, Mary Ham, Esther Castillo and husband Domingo, Herlinda Medellin and husband Anselmo, Lupe Gutierrez and Christina Salinas and husband Armando, all of Sweetwater, Texas and Gloria McFadden and husband Allen of Dallas, Texas; six brothers, Rumaldo Gutierrez, Pete Gutierrez and wife Rosa, Dolores Gutierrez and wife Mary, Sammy Gutierrez and Robert Gutierrez, all of Sweetwater, Texas and George Gutierrez and wife Lisa of Andrews, Texas; two grandchildren, Chris Espino Reed, Jr. and Reanna Rockel Ybarra; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso T. (Chico) Gutierrez and Ignasia E. (Nancy) Espino Gutierrez; and one brother, Alfonso Gutierrez, Jr.
Pallbearers will be Domingo Castillo, Jr., Ruben Gutierrez, Ivan Gutierrez, Amado Cabrera, Ronnie Ham, Alex Gonzales, Louis Castillo and Julian Moncada.