Visitation for Jose “Joe” Reyes Cadena 54, of Lubbock will be from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, with a rosary beginning at 6:00 pm the same day, at Calvillo Funeral Home Chapel-Lubbock. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. Full military honors burial will follow at City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home.
Mr. Cadena was called to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 6, 2022. He was born on February 10, 1967, in Lubbock to Jose and Elida Cadena. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1985. Joe was an army veteran rank (SPC/E-4), serving from 1986 to 1993, his job being a Cannon Crewmember-13B. He also served during the invasion of Panama codename “Operation Just Cause”. Joe also graduated from American Commercial College in 1995 with a degree in Computer Maintenance and Electronic Technology. He was employed with Office Max for fifteen years (1997-2012) and later employed with Alderson Cadillac from 2013 to 2022 as warehouse parts stocker. In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to rock music, watching classical movies, sports, and was an avid Oakland Raiders fan. However, his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, focusing on, and taking care of his parents was his passion. Joe will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his loving parents Jose and Elida Cadena of Lubbock; a brother Manuel Cadena and wife Cynthia Lynn of Mt. Gilead, North Carolina; aunts, Margarita and husband Emilio Garcia of Grand Prairie, Texas, Josefina Contreras of Killeen, Manuelita Albitter of Lampasas, Teresita Cadena and Jose Garza of Weslaco; uncles, Roberto Salas and wife Dolores of Lewisville, Texas, Roberto Cadena of Mercedes, Texas, and numerous cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Reyes and Marianita (Alaniz) Cadena from Mercedes, Texas; his maternal grandparents, Manuel and Margarita (Tovar) Salas from Lampasas, Texas; uncles Jorge Cadena of Mercedes, Mike Salas of Clinton, Ok, Jorge Salas of Lawton, Ok, and his aunt Feliciana Martinez of San Antonio, Texas.
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church is requiring mask to enter the church.