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Domingo "Mingo" Padron

July 2, 1941 — December 5, 2023

Domingo "Mingo" Padron

Domingo "Mingo" Padron was born July 2, 1941 to Julian and Sandra (Flores) Padron in Corpus Christi, Texas. He passed away peacefully into glory on December 5, 2023, at the age of 82.


Mingo was known to be a hard worker and provider for his family and those that were in need of help. He loved to fish, hunt, and dance the night away. He was a dedicated Republican, Conservative, Patriot and a 100% Trump supporter. Mingo loved to mow the grass whether it needed it or not. We always had to watch for flying rocks when he mowed.


Mingo was a Vietnam Veteran honorably discharged for his injuries on March 22, 1967. He served his country proudly. Time in combat took a toll on his body. He often recalled and spoke about the things that happened to his buddies and those that didn't make it home. He came home knowing he had many close calls, but he said God had other things for him to do. Mingo was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, a Purple Heart with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, a Vietnam Service Medal, W/2 Bronze Service Star Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and 1st Class Gunner (M60GM) Sharpshooter rifle.


Mingo is survived by son, Steven Lance Padron (Brandy) of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Bret Domingo Taylor and Gunner Padron, both of Iola, Texas, Steven David Padron and London Isabella Padron, both of Allen, Texas, Amber Russell Tidwell (Kris) of Carrollton, Texas and Brittany Russell of Austin, Texas; great-granddaughter that he loved dearly, Rayne Taylor; brother, Paul David Padron (Linda) of Iola, Texas; sisters, Marie Padron (Darrell Reed) of Iola, Texas and Gloria Garcia (Amando) of Roans Prairie, Texas; brother-in-law, John Vinson of Madisonville, Texas; along with many nieces and nephews that loved and respected their Uncle Mingo!


Mingo Padron was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cindy Padron; aunt, Lola Deosis; brother, Julian Padron III; brother-in-law, Richard Johnson; sister, Rose Ann Vinson; and nephews, Daniel Padron Garcia and Christopher Garcia.


We take comfort in knowing he is at peace and not in pain. His earthly struggles ended when the Lord, in all His wonderful grace, took him home.


Mingo is gone but certainly not forgotten. Gatherings won't be the same without him. We will be listening for the mowing in the clouds, and the next time it hails, we'll know he hit some rocks and has shattered heaven's windows. Our dad, brother, grandpa, uncle, and a friend to many will be greatly missed but resting peacefully in the hands of our Lord.


A funeral service will be Thursday, December 14, 2023 at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas. Friends are welcome from 12 Noon to 1 P.M. for viewing and visitation. The service will start at 1 P.M. Bro. Munroe Rice will officiate the service. Burial will follow the service in Lake Grove Cemetery, Iola, Texas.


Pallbearers: Paul David Padron, Jr., Eric Padron, Hollie Creamer, Michael Creamer, Gunner Padron, Brett Taylor


Arrangements are under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas.



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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, December 14, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Madisonville Funeral Home

, Madisonville, TX 77864

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Service

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Madisonville Funeral Home

, Madisonville, TX 77864

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Burial

Lake Grove Cemetery

, Iola, TX 77861

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