Rene Cantu08/10/1986 - 11/09/2020 Rene Cantu, 34, was born August 10, 1986 in Houston, TX. He was the victim of a tragic and senseless murder on November 9, 2020, and leaves behind many grieving family members and friends. Rene was taken too early from us to understand, but God always has a purpose and therefore we all must believe that Rene is still among us. Rene was a graduate of Sam Houston High School and furthered his education with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas. He worked at University of Houston as a communications coordinator. He enjoyed sports and politics. His favorite sports team were Rockets, Astros and Texans. He was a big movie buff. He enjoyed music concerts and loved food. He is survived by his beloved mother, Hilda Cantu. His aunt, Yolanda Rodriguez, cousins: Roland Castillo, Jaime Rodriguez, Michele Ramirez, Angela Rodriguez, Esmerelda Rodriguez, Gracie Rodriguez, Richard Villalobos, Jacob Bazan, Christian Ramirez, Rollie Castillo, Nick Gomez, John Gomez, Mike Gomez, Dominic Rodriguez, Alexis Rodriguez, Brittany Ramirez, Destiny Castillo, Desiree Castillo, and Bianca Castillo. Rene is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and a host of friends. Rene’s family will be receiving guests for visitation on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 5-8 pm at Rios Funeral Directors. Thank you for being part of our lives Rene- you will continue to live in our hearts and will never be forgotten.