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March 9th, 2017 under Obituaries

Joe “Pepe” Valenzuela, 68, of Alpine, TX passed away on February 27, 2017 in Odessa, TX.

Rosary and Visitation will be on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. at his childhood home, 505 South 4th St, Alpine, TX

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert S. Kobe, Pastor officiating.

Burial will follow at Holy Angels Cemetery. Celebration of Joe’s life will follow with a reception at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church parish hall, 406 South 6th St., Alpine, Texas. Arrangements are by Odessa Funeral Home.

Joe “Pepe” was born to the late Manuel and Jesusita Valenzuela on July 18, 1948. He went to school at Alpine High School. He graduated from Sul Ross State University, summa cum laude, moved to California and graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Business Administration

He was a business owner as a graphic designer for Pepe’s T-Shirts for over 25 years.

He served in the United States Army veteran during the Vietnam War.

He was a lifelong communicant of the Catholic Church.

He always listened to people, never left anyone out, and had a real passion and very kind and gentle soul; he had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. He truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends, and family. He understood his customers; he made friends of them by being both courteous and obliging. He had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way.

His sister Julia, brother Manuel Jr. and his parents Manuel and Jesusita Valenzuela, precedes Joe “Pepe” in death.

Joe “Pepe” is survived by George Valenzuela of Alpine, Alfonso Valenzuela of Andrews, Gilberto, Reymundo Valenzuela of Odessa and 110 nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and amazing friends.

Pallbearers will be Alfonso Valenzuela Jr., Gilbert Valenzuela Jr., Reymundo Valenzuela Jr., Ricky Valenzuela, Rudy & Robert Sandoval.

The family of Joe “Pepe” Valenzuela wishes to extend their sincere thanks and appreciate all family, friends, and community for their support.

Arrangements under the direction of Odessa Funeral Home, Odessa, TX.

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