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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

September 2021

TDCJ Mourns the Loss of Honorato Antones

CO IV Honorato Antones
CO IV Honorato Antones

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is grieving the loss of an employee that is connected to the COVID-19 virus.

61-year-old Honorato Antones had over 8 years of service with the agency and was a Correctional Officer IV at the James V. Allred Unit in Iowa Park. Officer Antones worked for TDCJ twice with his most recent tour beginning in February 2019.

Officer Antones was admitted to United Regional Health Systems in Wichita Falls on August 29, 2021. Sadly, he passed away on September 3, 2021.

“We mourn the loss of Mr. Antones”, said Executive Director Bryan Collier. “I ask that you pray for peace and comfort for his friends and family during this difficult time.”

Those that knew Officer Antones remember his great sense of humor. His TDCJ supervisors and co-workers said that his humor helped uplift other employees and that he always completed his duties with integrity and fairness.

Allred Unit Warden Jimmy Smith remembers Officer Antone as someone who everyone strives to be like.

Officer Antones is survived by his wife, Christy, and three adult children, Robert, Angel, and Harmony.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has had fifty-four employees die in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.