OBITUARY

Jose G. Reyna

May 28, 1958January 9, 2021
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Jose Guadalupe Reyna, age 62 of Austin, TX was called home on January 9, 2021. He was born in San Antonio, TX on May 28, 1958.

Jose is survived by his loving wife of 5 years, Diane Lobato Martinez; his three daughters and sons in law, LeeAnn Reyna, Melodia and John Villalpando, Aqurila and David Arroyo; step-daughters and sons-in-law, Tasha and Angel Mora, Maggie Martinez and Michael Espinoza; 15 grandchildren; Esperanza, Nathan, Lilianna, Bella, John Elisha, DJ, Christina, Angel Jr, Matthew, Joshua, Anthony, Sean, Julian, and Isaac. Jose will be greatly missed by his loving sisters, Emelia Caballero, Corina Castillo and countless relatives and friends.

Jose was also known as "PoPo", "Farmer Joe", and "Lupe." He moved to Austin in his late teens and met his first wife, Anna M Orta and married in April 1978. He always spoke of finding salvation at the tender age of 16. Lupe became an ordained minister May 1985. Shortly after, he became a Pastor of "Born Again Ministries" or as he liked to call it "Vuelto A Nacer Ministerios" in San Antonio, TX. His love and passion for people pushed him further towards Evangelism. He then spent years spreading the Gospel of Salvation, traveling, under tents, in homeless shelters, and hurting areas of our cities. Lupe understood the Power of God's grace and mercy, and everywhere he went; he made sure to offer it. Lupe was a man of wisdom and creativity. Everything he did had a story attached. If you got into trouble as a child, he would give the longest lectures. If he built something with his hands, he'd give you a story about God's handiwork or God's wonderful creations. If you went fishing with him, he'd tell you about being a Fisher of Men, but of course - he'd make sure you knew how to cast and reel first. He loved the outdoors. You would often find him creating birdhouses, building shelves, stools, welding, and painting. These hobbies allowed him to collect lots of stuff... oh the stuff! Lupe was the life of the party and when you were around him, you were never bored... especially as a child. His corny jokes kept you laughing. Games and activities were often created on the spot, at birthday parties or even on a random day. If something was broken - he'd be sure to fix it or rig it the best way he knew how. Lupe had a passion for music. He always offered to play drums at church, cause at least he knew how to keep a beat. But his all-time favorite was playing his guitar. He loved watching his nephews strum and admired his son in law greatly for this. He was always asking for tips and help with chords. Lupe always wanted one of his grandchildren to master this skill, so guitars were often purchased for them during birthdays and Christmas. He lived a life full of love, laughter, and adventure. Lupe also experienced setbacks and losses in life but he always got back up and kept his faith. After losing his first wife December 2007, God granted him a new life with Diane in January 2016. They spent their days laughing, going to games, traveling, eating out, and browsing thrift shops and garage sales on the weekends. He loved his leisure time with Diane. He loved his family greatly. Lupe has impacted many lives, more than we'll ever know. He leaves behind an incredible legacy for many to follow.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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  • Interment

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Jessica Monica Acosta Hernandez

January 16, 2021

A mighty man of God with a Beautiful humble heart ❤ to serve.So many wonderful memories of brother Joe Reyna.From my childhood up until this past year.He was a friend to my daddy,my brother, our family. So many great people leave us.Brother Joe was one of them.You will be greatly missed my brother in Jesus Christ. You prayed,you Preached,you sang,you played your 🎸guitar. You ran your Race!For I know your reward was Great!Thank you for always coming to see Jacinta and Daniel as you and Sister Anna were their God parents. Thank you for always visiting my brother Frankie Acosta to pray,sing,play and encourage him.Thank you for always being a wonderful father who always prayed and asked me to agree with you for your children and grandchildren. You truly will be missed.Until we meet again in the Eternal life with our creator, love always sister Jessica Hernandez ❤ and Family

Teresa Gutierrez

January 14, 2021

I’ve known Joe Reyna and his beautiful wife Anna for many year’s I would always invite them over to drink coffee and eat. Oh they so loved that, Joe was one of the sweetest man ever he was always having a big smile on his face and was always there to lend a hand to anyone that’s the type of person he was. Full of life and full of love he never turned no one away that’s the kind of man he was to me he had one of the biggest heart ❤️ ever there’s more I can say about Joe Reyna which is all good there was nothing bad to say about him he was a big blessing to everyone he will surely be missed and God has gained a very loving angel.

Maggie Martinez

January 13, 2021

Rest in Paradise Joe 🙏 Now you can sing and play the guitar with the Angels 🎶 You were a wonderful Grandpa that loved to sing, do arts and crafts, teach & play music. The boys loved every minute of being outdoors with you and going to church and learning about God. You will always have a place in our hearts and will truly be missed. We Love you ❤ Fly high with the Angels ❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏

Jesse David Escalera

January 13, 2021

It was a pleasure knowing Brother Joe, we called him Joe from coco mo. I was his Home Director at Victory Outreach Austin. He always has a warm smile that went a far way with the men within the program. I remember last month when he had the opportunity to preach at his church, he wanted me to know that he was still going forward. I was glad and proud to witness Gods hand using him. He will be missed.

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