Viewing and visitation for Joe Herrera, 86 of Lubbock will begin Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Second day viewing will begin Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will begin 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph Thanavelil officiating. Burial will follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home and Chapel.
Joe went to be with the Lord, Friday, May 13, 2022. He was born October 12, 1935, in Kenedy, Texas to the late Vidal and Felipa Herrera. Later in life he went onto marry Mary Gutierrez in Lubbock. He worked for West Texas Compress for fifty-three years before retiring. Joe enjoyed playing the lotto, listening to music, dancing, mowing lawns and playing with his dogs. However, Joe’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and being a grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents Vidal and Felipa Herrera; a daughter Irma Lee Herrera (2015) and a son Vidal Herrera (2017)
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Mary Herrera of Lubbock; a son Joe Herrera Jr. and wife Cathy of Lubbock; two daughters Linda and husband Ruben Stone of Lubbock and Olga Aleman of Lubbock; brother Santos Garza of Seminole, Texas and a sister Fannie Herrera Aguirre of Kenedy, Texas; twenty-one grandchildren, forty-two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.