Robert Gonzalez Montoya, 85, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Lubbock. Services for Mr. Montoya will be 2:00 pm Thursday, January 9, 2020 in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors with Rev. Elias Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. A prayer service will be held 7:00pm Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors with visitation starting at 5:00pm.
Robert was born June 20, 1934 in San Antonio to the late Celestino and Dominga Montoya. He married Margaret Rocha and worked for Lubbock Power and Light as a ground electrician for many years. He enjoyed playing the accordion and a was very spiritual man who along with his group Los Sinceros sang and preached the word wherever they could. Above all, he loved being with his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Margaret Montoya; five sons, Robert Montoya Jr. (Maria) of San Antonio, Hector Montoya of Houston, Mario Montoya (Olivia) of Lubbock, Ricky Montoya (Linda) of Lubbock, Henry Montoya (Julie) of Lubbock; two daughters, Sylvia Garcia (Daniel) and Lucy Prieto (Danny) both of Lubbock, three brothers, Ruben Montoya, Pete Montoya and Gilbert Montoya; one sister, Rosalinda Morales; twenty one grandchildren, forty seven great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Roland Montoya; one sister, Esperanza Montoya.