Ernest M. Cantu
November 7, 1925 - August 31, 2012
Ernest M. Cantu of Uvalde passed away on August 31, 2012 at the age of 86. He was born on November 7, 1925 in Monterrey, Mexico to Ramon and Margarita (Flores) Martinez. He married Alicia Hernandez in Seguin on April 17, 1964. He is survived by his wife of 48 years; five daughters, Margarita Castillo and husband, Inacio of Kerrville; Irma Maldonaldo and husband, Rafael of Floresville; Cindy Rodriguez and husband, Raymond and Connie Vasbinder and husband, Gary all of San Antonio; and Rachel Lessese and husband, Javier of Las Vegas, Nevada; three sons, Ernest A. Martinez and wife, Nilda and Raymond Martinez, all of Carrizo Springs; and Oscar Ortiz of San Antonio; brother, Jorge Martinez of Matamoros, Mexico; 31 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A prayer service will be held on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel with burial to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.