The family of Mr. Jose Lupe Briones, 83 of Lubbock will host a Memorial Service beginning at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Grace Assembly of God, (1114 84th St, Lubbock, TX 79423) with Pastor Henson officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home & Chapel.
On the morning of January 20, 2024, Jose went to be with the Lord. He was born on December 12, 1940, in Karnes City, Texas to late Jose and Carolina Briones; In 1988 he went on to marry Elvira in San Antonio cherishing thirty-six years of a loving marriage. Throughout his career, Jose worked as a D.J. for KLFB-Lubbock. He then went on to work as a bus driver for TMN & O for numerous years. He was a true jack of all trades and known for his remarkable handyman skills. Whether it was fixing a broken appliance or building something from scratch, Jose's expertise knew no bounds. He enjoyed restoring engines on cars, working meticulously on engines allowed him to showcase his skills as a handyman while indulging in the thrill of transforming old vehicles into masterpieces.
He had a passion for yardwork and was his own avid landscaper. Tending to his yard brought him immense joy and satisfaction. He took great pride in watching the fruits of his labor bloom with life and was an inspiration to all his neighbors.
Jose strived to be the best father and grandfather and his memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved him.
Jose is survived by his loving wife Elvira Briones of Dallas; his children Debra and husband Kenneth Scott of Delaware, Mary and husband Eddie Garcia of Lubbock, David Briones of Lubbock, Joe Briones Jr. and his wife Norma of Lubbock and Monica and husband Mike Jimenez of Missouri. Together Jose and wife Elvira share their children Adriana and husband Thomas Freeman of Dallas, Ruben Rodriguez and wife Caroline of Dallas, Rebecca and husband Raymond Fultz of Dallas, Rudy Rodriguez (deceased) and his wife Vanita Shivers formerly of San Antonio, Raquel and husband Gregory Gaspar of Dallas; a brother Gilberto Franco of Lubbock. Twenty-eight grandchildren; sixty-eight great grandchildren and nineteen great great grandchildren.