Joe Aguilar

June 25, 1949March 8, 2023
Obituary of Joe Aguilar
Joe Aguilar, age 73, of Los Fresnos, Texas passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Joe is survived by his spouse, Rosie Aguilar; his daughter Cat Fehr (Chris Fehr); his daughter Mel Sagiao (Sia Sagiao); and his daughter Susie Ford (Wes Ford); his mother in law Paula Garcia; his sister Virginia Aguilar (Fluffy Aguilar), his sister Nancy Garcia, his sister Nereida Aguilar, his sister Angelina Aguilar, his brother Luis Aguilar (Maryann Aguilar), his brother Tony Aguilar (Kay Aguilar), his brother in law Michael Metzger, his brother-in-law William Metzger, his brother in law Jeffery Metzger (Fela Metzger), his brother in law Tony Garcia JR. (Kristin), his sister in law Wilhelmina Cody (Steve Cody), his sister in law Mabel Gomez (Augustin Gomez), his sister in law Diana Villarreal (Jim Villarreal) and his sister in law Ceci Garcia; his granddaughter Abby Kovar, his granddaughter Breanna Kovar, his granddaughter Haley Ford and his grandson Brodie Ford. Joe was preceded in death by his first wife Lorraine Metzger; his father Francisco Aguilar (Guadalupe Zamarripa Aguilar) and his father in law Antonio Garcia; his brother Ruben Aguilar and his sister in law Sandra Metzger; his grandfather Pedro Zamarripa (Maria Lugo Zamarripa), and his in laws LeRoy Metzger (Ruth Rowland Metzger). Mr. Aguilar also leaves numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory forever. With the passing of Joe Aguilar on March 8, 2023, an era has come to an end and his legacy begins anew. When Joe spoke, he said what he meant and meant what he said. That's who he was. He was a man who believed in faith, in God, country and family. He took those beliefs to Vietnam as a U.S Marine and that brought him back home to have the career most people only dreamed of having in the Texas Department of Corrections; where he stayed until his retirement. He is preceded to heaven by his first wife Lorraine, with whom they had 3 daughters, Catherine, Melody, and Susan. He would then meet and marry his present wife Rosie, until the Lord called for his return. Joe loved to BBQ and cook for others all the time especially during the holidays. He had many mechanical talents as well as a passion for hunting and classic westerns of which his favorite was John Wayne. He was a respected gun and coin collector. He had recently acquired a new talent of decorating mini cakes with bumble bees for Rosie's tea parties. Joe never lost the appeal to travel and meeting old and new friends along his journey. Joe's infectious laughter will be missed by all along with his radiant smile, hilarious sense of humor and story-telling adventures. Joe, you will always be missed and never forgotten. Semper Fi Devil Dog. A visitation for Joe will be held Monday, March 13, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Funeraria Del Angel Rose Lawn, 4464 Old Port Isabel Rd., Brownsville, TX., 78526. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Central Christian Church, 1100 E Alton Gloor Blvd., Brownsville, TX., 78526. A burial will occur Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4464 Old Port Isabel Rd., Brownsville, TX., 78526. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Aguilar family.

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  • Pedro Zamarripa (Maria Lugo Zamarripa) Grandfather (deceased)
  • Francisco Aguilar (Guadalupe Zamarripa Aguilar) Father (deceased)
  • Lorraine Metzger First Wife (deceased)
  • Ruben Aguilar Brother (deceased)
  • LeRoy Metzger (Ruth Rowland Metzger) In Laws (deceased)
  • Antonio Garcia Father In Law (deceased)
  • Sandra Metzger Sister In Law (deceased)
  • Rosie Aguilar Spouse
  • Cat Fehr (Chris Fehr) Daughter
  • Mel Sagiao (Sia Sagiao) Daughter
  • Susie Ford (Wes Ford) Daughter
  • Abby Kovar Granddaughter
  • Breanna Kovar Granddaughter
  • Haley Ford Granddaughter
  • Brodie Ford Grandson
  • Virginia Aguilar (Fluffy Aguilar) Sister
  • Nancy Garcia Sister
  • Nereida Aguilar Sister
  • Angelina Aguilar Sister
  • Luis Aguilar (Maryann Aguilar) Brother
  • Tony Aguilar (Kay Aguilar) Brother
  • Paula Garcia Mother In Law
  • Michael Metzger Brother In Law
  • William Metzger Brother-in-law
  • Jeffery Metzger (Fela Metzger) Brother In Law
  • Tony Garcia JR. (Kristin) Brother In Law
  • Wilhelmina Cody (Steve Cody) Sister In Law
  • Mabel Gomez (Augustin Gomez) Sister In Law
  • Diana Villarreal (Jim Villarreal) Sister In Law
  • Ceci Garcia Sister In Law
  • Mr. Aguilar also leaves numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory forever.

  • Luis Aguilar Pallbearer
  • Ray Forrester Pallbearer
  • Bobby Rogers Pallbearer
  • Edward Guillen Pallbearer
  • Sia Sagiao Pallbearer
  • Wes Ford Pallbearer
  • Arnold Juarez Pallbearer
  • Albert Hahn Pallbearer
  • Tony Aguilar Honorary Pallbearer
  • Frank Rosenquist Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chris Fehr Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jim Villarreal Honorary Pallbearer
  • Carlos Garza Honorary Pallbearer
  • Remberto Arteaga Honorary Pallbearer

Past Services

Monday, March 13, 2023


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 14, 2023