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1957 "Tio Joe" 2023

Joe Cazares III

June 9, 1957 — August 15, 2023

Visitation for Joe Casarez III, 66 of Lubbock will take place on Friday, August 18, 2023, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Calvillo Funeral Home Chapel-Lubbock with a rosary beginning at 6 pm the same day. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 9:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church-Lubbock with Father Martin Pina officiating. Burial will follow at O'Donnell Cemetery. All arrangements were made under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home & Chapel.

Joe Cazares III, fondly known as "Tio Joe", passed on August 15, 2023, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1957, in O'Donnell, Texas, to the late Jose II and Esther Cazares. Growing up Joe had the nickname "Tole" a memory his family will always cherish, he had a larger-than-life personality that made him the life of every gathering he attended, he had a strong will that inspired those around him, and his intelligence shone through in everything he did.

Tio Joe's life was filled with remarkable achievements. He dedicated his career to the construction industry and was known for his exceptional skills in building skyscrapers. He quickly rose to Superintendent Foreman and traveled to numerous places throughout his illustrious career. Joe was an avid fan of The Dallas Cowboys; he enjoyed watching wrestling matches and eating delicious meals and indulging in sweets. 

May he rest peacefully knowing that he made an indelible mark on this world through his love and infectious spirit.
He is preceded in death by his parents Jose II and Esther Cazares; his daughter Juanita "Cha Cha" Serenil; grandson David Cleveland; siblings Andrea Cazares, Ramiro Cazares, Luisa Cazares Salinas, Rosa Maldonado, and Romero "Mico" Cazares.
Those left to cherish his memory are his nieces and nephews, whom he loved as if they were his own children, Jessica (Ramon) Loera, Monica Serenil, and David Cazares, all of Lubbock; a brother Ruben Cazares of San Antonio; sisters Martha (Gilbert) Garcia, Dora (Rudy) Paderez, and Elva Vasquez (Gomer Perez) , all of Lubbock; a granddaughter Kassandra Ford of Lubbock; a grandson Damon Cleveland of Lubbock and numerous nieces and nephews.

Active Pallbearers will be David Cazares, Alex Garcia, P.J. Garcia, Adam Loera, Zack Garcia, Alex Garcia Jr. and Julian Loera.

Honorary Pallbearers are Jose Garcia, Jay Garcia and Jamie Salinas.  

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, August 18, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Calvillo Funeral Home & Chapel

206 E. 19th St., Lubbock, TX 79403

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Recitation of the Rosary

Friday, August 18, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Calvillo Funeral Home & Chapel

206 E. 19th St., Lubbock, TX 79403

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Mass

Saturday, August 19, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church-Lubbock

1120 52nd St, Lubbock, TX 79412

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