Antonio was born in Jalisco, Mexico and attended school in Guadalajara, Mexico. After he received his GED in Yakima, WA, Antonio worked in Agriculture.
In 1973, Antonio married Maria Santos in Las Vegas, NV. Antonio loved his family. They were always spending time and working together. He helped his wife, Maria, with cooking, gardening, and taking care of their children. They made sure their kids went to church, worked hard, and respected others. He was present at all family gatherings and sporting events, and taught the kids how to fish, swim, and ride bikes. His family will remember him as a good husband, father, Son of God, and a hard worker. His calming presence, smile, and patience will be missed.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Padilla; sons, Tony (Kelly) Padilla, Manuel (Monica) Padilla, and Efrain Padilla; daughter, Virginia (Juan) Alba; grandchildren; Tony Jr., Efrain Jr., Isabela, Emilio, Irry, Corbin, Jayden, John, Jose, and Jessica; brothers, Victor (Patty) Padilla, Francisco (Andrea) Padilla, and Robert (Rosa) Padilla; sisters, Guadalupe (Jesus) Diaz de Leon, Juana Padilla, Maria Padilla, and Rosa (Juvenal) Partida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents, Manuel Rubio Padilla and Maria DeJesus Lomeli Fernandez and sister, Cathy Padilla.
Memorial donations may be sent to his loving wife, Maria Padilla, at PO Box 980, Ferndale, WA 98248.
A prayer service will be held on Thursday, February 14, at 6:00pm, at Moles Greenacres 5700 Northwest Drive, Ferndale. A funeral service will be held Friday, February 15, at 10:30am at Assumption Catholic Church, 2116 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham.