Roberto Joel Herrera

December 1, 1972October 11, 2021

Roberto Joel Herrera, age 48, of El Paso, Texas passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021. Roberto was born December 1, 1972 to Estella L. Herrera and Gilberto O. Herrera.

Roberto is survived by his son Julio Christopher Herrera; parents Estella L. Herrera and Gilberto O. Herrera; brother Gilberto Herrera (Maria T. Herrera), sisters Luisa Gallardo (Lorenzo Gallardo) and Maria Luz "Lucy" Herrera; niece Valerie A. Nieves, nephew/godson Gilberto Alejandro Herrera, nephew Joel Herrera, nephew Christopher T. Herrera, nephew Jacob Gallardo, nephew Gabriel Gallardo, nephew/godson Marc Adam Gallardo, niece/goddaughter Dianna Estella Herrera-Goudeau and God children Mark Garrison, Joseph Montoya and Jesus Juan Castro.

The youngest of 4 children Roberto was a beloved Son, Brother, Father and Uncle. He was a third generation American with tremendous pride in his Mexican heritage. Roberto was a faith filled courageous man who loved the Lord and his family unconditionally. Roberto was loyal, generous and kind; a lifelong friend to many. A truly amazing human being.

Roberto worked over 18 years under military contracts as an exceptional certified mechanic and most recently as a PTDE heavy equipment quality control inspector. His extraordinary skills afforded him the opportunity to work in Hawaii and Louisiana.

Roberto loved the Dallas Cowboys, classic cars, Oldies, Mexican Music and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Countless members of his family and friends hold fond memories of being given rides on his Harley. Roberto (Bobby Joe, Rob, Bob, Nino) will live on in our hearts forever.

Visitation for Roberto will be Thursday, October 21, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Vigil service at 6:00 PM at Funeraria Del Angel Central, 3839 Montana Ave., El Paso, Texas 79903. Mass to follow on Friday, October 22, at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3729 Hueco Ave., El Paso, Texas 79903. Committal service to follow at Mt Carmel Cemetery, 401 S. Zaragoza Ave., El Paso, Texas 79907

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  • Gilberto O. Herrera, Father
  • Estella L. Herrera, Mother
  • Julio Christopher Herrera, Son
  • Gilberto Herrera (Maria T. Herrera), Brother
  • Luisa Gallardo (Lorenzo Gallardo), Sister
  • Maria Luz "Lucy" Herrera, Sister
  • Valerie A. Nieves, Niece
  • Gilberto Alejandro Herrera, Nephew/Godson
  • Joel Herrera, Nephew
  • Christopher T. Herrera, Nephew
  • Jacob Gallardo, Nephew
  • Gabriel Gallardo, Nephew
  • Marc Adam Gallardo, Nephew/Godson
  • Dianna Estella Herrera-Goudeau, Niece/Goddaughter
  • He also leaves to cherish his memory extended family and friends.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Vigil

    Thursday, October 21, 2021


  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, October 22, 2021


Roberto Joel Herrera

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Estrella Nieves

October 26, 2021

No words can describe the pain and hurt that I am feeling now that u are gone. You will always be in my heart no matter what.
Rip we love and miss u very much

Estrella Nieves

October 26, 2021

Michael Lopez

October 26, 2021

I am going to miss you so much Bob, I admired you so much for the person you were particularly the son you were, I can only hope that I can ever be half the amazing son you were to Tely. You were also one of the few who came to my side in one of my darkest times to tell me that I would be alright and you were right, I was so embarrassed yet you held me and lifted my spirits. I'll always remember your big ol hugs with that big make sure you ain't choking pat on the back, I wish you could give me one right now. I love you Bob and I'm missing you so much right now. See ya around

Alex Herrera

October 26, 2021


I’m still in disbelief that you are no longer here with us. Although I miss you terribly I have faith that you’re in a better place. I will always cherish everything you did for me and everything you taught me. My memories with you will continuously play in my head. From our long talks outside my house until 3am to building model cars with me when I was a kid. There aren’t enough words to share what you mean to me. I’ll always remember the wisdom you shared and the jokes you told me. The laughs we shared and even our more serious talks when I was a stubborn teenager. You were always patient, loving and principled and for that, I will always be thankful. The only thing you never taught me was how to live without you; but you taught me to be strong enough to learn and be ok. I thank God for letting us borrow you for the time you spent with us here, and I know you’re no longer in pain. God will grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change and I know in time, I will be able accept that you’re no longer here.

I love you, Bob.

-Love Alex

Mark Garrison

October 26, 2021

Roberto Joel Herrera (Bobby Joe), my chosen Godfather, was the closest thing I had to a father growing up. He was 7 years older than me but chose to take me under his wing. He taught me so much during a very important time in my life. He taught me how to treat women with respect, he introduced me to wrestling and martial arts, he taught me how to drive and to love cars and motorcycles, he taught me how to ride a motorcycle, how to fix cars and houses, how to shoot pool, how to be cool (I mean, he was Joe Cool!) and most importantly how to be a descent person. I always wanted to be be just like Bob. All the boys in my family did. I will forever carry and cherish these memories with me. You will be missed more than words can ever explain. Rest In Peace, Bob. ♥️

Gabriel Montoya

October 26, 2021

Bobby Joe was such a beautiful soul, he always put a smile on your face. If it wasn't him cracking a joke or just him smiling. His positivity was contagious, beautiful man inside and out. Were gonna miss you cousin, love you.

Jesus Hernandez

October 26, 2021

Bob was a great uncle. We love him dearly and he will be missed. Love Anthony, Mathew, Isabelle, Daniel, Ava and JR

Carlos Montoya

October 21, 2021

Primo, I’m going to miss you so much. All of our crazy memories will always be with me. I’m going to miss our calls and visits that we always made time for. The Lord new what a great Man you were to everyone and needed you more than us. May you Rest In Peace my Brother.

Itzel Garrison

October 19, 2021

Uncle Bobby was an important part of our lives and will be missed. I will love and miss you forever George.

Jesus and Sylvia Castro

October 19, 2021

Bobby Joe, we will never forget the kindness that you had for our family. You were a wonderful godfather to Chuyito. We will always remember your big smile and your love for all of us.
May God be with you always.
We love and miss you very much.
Jesus, Sylvia, Jesus Jr, Marissa, and Nacha