March 25, 1955 – April 6, 2021
Jose (Joe) Lucio has passed, just shortly after his 66th birthday. Joe was born in San Benito, Texas, but moved to Weslaco and then Hereford where he grew up. The value of family and hard work was instilled in him at an early age by his grandfather who was a man that carried the title Don Lucio, which illustrated the level of respect that his community, family and friends had for him. Joe pursued a life in the trades while living in Hereford, where he married his first wife and had his first two daughters. Joe and his family would later put down roots in Amarillo, and he lived back and forth between there and Hereford, the rest of his life. Joe remarried later in life and has a third daughter that lives here in Amarillo with her mother. Joe was one of eight children, a man that believed that hard work spoke for itself, that kindness was done face to face and that a man’s love was in his actions more than his words. He was a travelling welder and would go wherever the work was. He had his own business for some time, Lonestar Welding & Construction, but also worked for the local companies including Plains Plumbing and Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical and was a lifelong member of the Local 196 which eventually became the Local 404 Pipefitters, Plumbers, Service Technicians.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jose Arnulfo Lucio and Maria De Jesus Corrales, his mother Juana Montez, and his brothers Gilbert and Mario Lucio. He is survived by his wife, Guadalupe(Lupita) Lucio, of Amarillo and his daughters: Ruby Taylor and her husband Robby of Amarillo, Christy Elizondo of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and Yvonne Lucio of Amarillo, his sisters: Elma Coronado, Belinda Flores, and Alicia Hernandez, and his brothers Lionel Flores and Juan Flores, eight grandchildren: Alec, Carlos, Hector, Jasper, Hannah, Abby, Haley and Hayden, two great-grand-children: Jade and Micah, and a number of close friends.
Services will be Held at Memorial Park Funeral Home, in Amarillo, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 2pm. Joe passed suddenly with no life Insurance, so the family asks that in lieu of flowers and gifts that you donate towards covering his funeral costs, on the gofundme started by Robby Taylor under his name Joe Lucio. Service times may change if the amount of his funeral costs is not met in time. Please watch his Facebook page or you can email Robby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Celebration of Life
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
April 11, 2021
If I Remember correctly when I met him he worked for the City. But I worked with him at Poarch Bro or Ferrell Ross and he would always tell me to learn a trade to make something more of myself so I didn't have to work hard all my life. And of course I never listened and learned the hard way. We even talked there in the Campo at his house a few times outside hanging out. But I'm sad to say that now that I'm doing better in life I can't drink a beer or soda with him to let him know.
April 11, 2021
Beautiful memory of Uncle Joe with my siblings
April 9, 2021
I Love you, dad!