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Funeral services for Joe Fernandez 52, of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Peoples Church, Jacksonville with Bro. David Butler and Bro. Raymond Maldonado officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
He passed away May 5, 2017 in Houston.
Joe was born in Cotulla, Texas on April 13, 1965 to Johnny and Ramona Galvan Fernandez. He was a gentle, kind soul who loved God and cherished his family. Joe enjoyed playing horse shoes, traveling, fishing and was a Steelers and Texas Rangers fan. He worked as store manager at Super Gallo Mercado in Jacksonville, and attended the Bilingual Worship Center and The Peoples Church.
Joe was preceded in death by his beloved parents; sister-in-law, Olga Galvan; brother-in-law, Mel Martinez; and a nephew, Michael Botello.
He is survived by his sons, Joseph Fernandez and wife Christina of Indiana, Christopher Fernandez of Colorado, Gavyn and Grant Tijerina of Riesel; brothers, Sonny Galvan and wife Nora, Johnny Fernandez and wife Pam, all of Jacksonville, Robert Fernandez and wife Dashia of Lake Palestine; sisters, Belen Martinez of Cotulla, Rosie Ybarra and husband Gilbert of Lake Palestine, Jannie Reyes and husband Jose of New Summerfield, Irma Fernandez of Huntsville, Sylvia Fernandez of Jacksonville, Linda Herrington and husband Richard of Huntsville; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Fernandez, Johnny Fernandez, Jr., Austin Herrington, Randy Galvan, Andy Ayers, Crawford Reyes, Johnny Fernandez III, Johnny James and Michael Botello, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Ricky Botello, John Botello and Randy Roberts.
Visitation will be on Monday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 pm at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Published on May 8, 2017
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