Antonio “Little Tony” Avila III, 31, passed away at his home on September 13, 2018.
On December 29, 1986, Antonio Avila, III was born to Antonio Avila, Jr and Shana D Burchard. At the age of 2, “Little Tony” and two of his siblings moved in with his paternal grandparents, Antonio T. and Francisca L. Avila in Parma, Idaho. Little Tony grew up camping, hunting and fishing with his grandparents. He also liked riding around with his grandfather in the truck looking for girls.
Little Tony attended Parma Schools but he didn’t care much for school and dropped out at a very young age. It was a decision he regretted but felt it was the right thing to do. He always said he would return to school one day and get his GED. In 2008, Little Tony accomplished that goal and received his GED.
Little Tony never married; however, he had many girlfriends throughout the years. He was blessed with 3 children, Anastasia, Antonio “Little Little Tony”, IV and Mia Avila. Little Tony was also looking forward to meeting his unborn child in November 2018. He was going to have another boy and was very excited. He joked that he was going to name his baby boy, Antonio “Little Little Little Tony” Avila, V.
All who knew Little Tony knew of his loyalty and his big heart. He was willing to do anything to help others. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Little Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Shana D Burchard; his paternal grandparents, Antonio T. and Francisca L. Avila who raised him and favored him above all; his maternal grandparents; his aunt/sister America Avila; and his sister, Destany Villarreal.
Little Tony is survived by his children, Anastasia, Antonio, IV and Mia Avila; his father, Antonio, Jr. and wife Christa Avila; his many siblings, Jacob A Avila, Danyel M Avila, Kristi and husband Pete Santo, Richard and wife Tamara Avila, Cruz Avila, Manuel Avila, James and wife Maria De Leon, Kayla M and husband Denton Jensen, Hoyler De Leon, Andrew De Leon, Rebecca Wilcok, Anthony R Pearson, and Marissa Hocking; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held onThursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at The Lighthouse Rescue Mission, 304 16th Ave N, Nampa, ID 83651. Condolences may be shared at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
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