CANTU, WILLIE J.

May 30, 1973 - June 29, 2021

On Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, Willie Joe Cantu, loving son, brother, and uncle passed away at the age of 48. In this life we come across people that change our lives or even help us through times that we can’t get through on our own or simply just brighten our day with their presence. Willie Cantu was one of those people when he entered the room his energy would awaken a happiness in people that they themselves didn’t know existed. His smile, laughter, and jokes would simply make anyone’s problems or sadness dissipate in an instance. His love was one of purity and sincerity that not many have the privilege to experience. Willie wasn’t the type of person to ask for anything or ask for pity, but only for good company and peace. I don’t know if I will ever know a person with the type of personality as my brother. He was my best friend and I looked up to him more than he will ever know. If there was one thing that he left us I know that he would want his exit on this earth not to be of sadness but of love, happiness, and rejoice. He was an example of no matter how bad your days are that laughter, love and peace can change even the saddest of times. Till we meet again my brother till then we’ll keep smiling! Willie Cantu was preceded in death by his father, Antonio Cantu. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Cantu, brother, Anthony Cantu, sister, Kendra Cantu, and 5 nephews 2 nieces.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 at St. Michael’s church in Ralls, Tx at 10am.

Arrangements under the direction of

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

1820 N Belt Line Road

Irving, Texas 75061

(972) 607-4400

15 replies on “CANTU, WILLIE J.”

Susan Obrien says:

Willie was the sweetest man I know. He will be truly missed. Love you sweet friend.

Lucy Guitron says:

My Deepest Condolences and prayers for you and all the family.

Jody Caldwell says:

Willie was one of a kind and touched so many lives. He will be missed greatly.

Christella Mata-Jartshorn says:

I didn’t know at the time that I lived with him that I was amongst an angel. He always came into my life when things had gone bad. In a sense we rescued each other s misery during those years. For that I will live today like I don’t know if there is a tomorrow. I love you Willie.

Christella💞

Randy Salazar says:

You touched the lives of so many. You were always there for anyone who needed a shoulder to cry on. We will miss you friend.

K. Upchurch says:

Willie truly did light up a room. I will always remember his smile. He was a loving and loyal friend who will be missed by many. My heart goes out to his family; whom he loved the most.

Carole Upchurch says:

Willie was like a son to me. He made this world a better place. We miss him terribly and will always keep him in our hearts. Much love to the family. He left a big hole that cannot be filled.

I am so so deeply sorry Willie Joe was an angel sent by God to do his work and now he is gone back to heaven

Heather Austin says:

Willie Joe was the brother I never had. He came into my life at a point where I don’t even know if I would be here today if it weren’t for him in those times. I love you so much and will hold dearly to my heart for the rest of my days.

Bogie says:

I can’t say enough about Willie, what an absolutely wonderful person like no other. A part of me is missing as I miss him so much. I will miss our “movie weekends” and long talks. Rest in peace my brother and may God bless you…+

Stacy Gonzales says:

A beautiful soul and wonderful friend gone too soon. You will be missed.

Libby lira says:

THERE WILL NEVER BE THE RIGHT WORDS FOR YOU. ALL I CAN SAY SORRY TO ALL, WE LOST A GREAT MAN IN HIS OWN WAY. TIA MARGARET, ANTHONY, AND KENDRA MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU TODAY. MUCH LOVE. RIP WILLIE FLY HIGH AND KEEP UR DADDY ON TRACK

Dezarie Marie Hernandez says:

R.i.p willie, you’ll forever be remembered and loved ! Anthony, kendra, and margret. Condolences to you all. And the kids. May he rest in peace!

Crystal Hannah says:

Willie Joe was a dear friend of mine. He was one of sweetest, kindest souls I’ve met. He loved everyone and everyone loved him. Love and prayers for the family. I love you willie joe.

Sylvia says:

Willie, I took care of you since you were a baby. You are like my son. You were such a good boy and became such a beautiful man. I miss you and love you so much! I thank God that He put you in my life to hold you, love you, and take care of you. I could never kiss you and your little toes enough.E en as a grown man I wanted to hold you and kiss your loving face forever. I will miss you mijo 😘🤗

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