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Jose Juarez Rivas Sr.

October 16, 1941November 12, 2020
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Jose “Joe” Rivas was born in El Campo, Texas on 16 October 1941. He passed away on 12 November 2020 after a short hard battle against COVID-19. He was 79.

Joe’s parents, Juan and Guadalupe, and his sister Maria, moved around the U.S. following the seasonal harvests. He spent his formative and adolescent years in California and Idaho, graduating from Weiser High School located in western Idaho. After graduation, the family moved to Texas and settled in Dallas. Joe was drafted into the US Army during the Vietnam War, he served his nation honorably and courageously with the US Army’s 25th Infantry Division participating in direct combat operations.

After his service in the Army, he returned to Dallas and married Tiodora “Teddi” Ocanas and raised three children, Jose Jr. (1971), Daniel (1974) and Christina (1977). They dedicated themselves to family, civic, and professional pursuits. Joe built a career at Chase Bank and in property acquisition, and was an active parishioner at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

Joe never retired. At the age of 79, he was active, healthy and loved to work and travel. He was proud of his family and their individual accomplishments. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family across the country and would go out of his way to see his grandkids’ and great grandkids’ sports games, plays and recitals. His wit, sharp tongue and sense of humor will be missed.

Joe is preceded in death by his wife, Teddi, his parents, Juan and Guadalupe and his sister Maria. He leaves behind his children, Jose Rivas, Jr., his wife Jennifer; Daniel Rivas, his wife Brenna; Christina Rivas-Flores and her husband Alexander; 7 grandsons - Jose Rivas III, Michael Rivas, Grayson Rivas, Erik Flores, Ryan Rivas, Andrew Flores, Mack Rivas; and 2 great granddaughters Avery Rivas and Tatum Rivas

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Natalie Lopez

November 19, 2020

My favorite memory with my Tio Joe is when we all went to Oklahoma to go camping and we said we’d go to the store and back but instead went out to find a Braums. Braums was his favorite place to get ice cream and we will miss going with you to get either a snow cone, pie, or whatever we were craving that day. Thank you for all the love, laughs, great memories, and all our fun times! You will forever be in our hearts Tio Joe! We miss you so much

Raymund Lopez

November 19, 2020

Uncle Joe you will be missed by the Lopez’s

Robert & Patricia Kountz

November 18, 2020

Robert and I have not been able to attend services at St. Philip’s since last spring. We have missed seeing Jose every Saturday. He and Teddi usually sat behind us for years. Our hearts and prayers are with Joe Jr. , Danny and Christina. We know how loved their families were by Joe and Teddi. May God give all of them comfort during this sad time.

Janie & David Longoria

November 18, 2020

Our Deepest Condolences to my nephew's Joe & Daniel and my niece Christina. Joe, thank you for you're service. David and I will miss you dropping in on a Saturday morning with Donut's in hand. Rest in peace brother in law.

Mitch Hernandez

November 15, 2020

My sincerest condolences to my nephew s and niece, Joe Jr, ,Danny and Christina and their spouses and kids.

Jose, I will miss all those outings you , Loli and I went to so many times. What comes to mind are those times we 3 would go to dinner and Loli and I would jokingly tell you that you were lucky you always had two "spring chicks" accompanying you. You would always respond with a mischievous Non-humorous comment.
Those outings are no more Cuz and I am sorely missing you both. Thank you for all those memories. May you now be resting in peace

Mitch

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