Joe Hernandez

May 6, 1936July 19, 2020

Joe Hernandez of Houston, TX , passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Joe was born on May 6, 1936, to Juana and Porfirio Hernandez. He married the love of his life Gloria Garcia on June 25, 1960. He attended Jeff Davis High School. Joe worked as a butcher for many years which led him to eventually open Joe’s Deli in the late 80’s. He was known as “Mr. Joe” to all his loyal customers. He greeted them every day with a broad smile. His jovial personality was contagious to anyone who met him. Joe loved to travel. He took various road trips around the U.S with his wife and children. He also loved traveling abroad, especially Mexico, where he enjoyed the culture and food. Most of all, he was the happiest man in the world when he was surrounded by his family enjoying good food and lots of laughter.

In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his beloved wife Gloria and his brothers Homer Hernandez, Fred Hernandez and Raymond Hernandez.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in- law, Joseph and Alma Hernandez; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Julia Hernandez ; son Richard Hernandez; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Sonya Hernandez and daughter and son-in-law Bernadette and Noe Zamora; his grandchildren, Richard Hernandez Jr., Kristina Hernandez, Joseph Hernandez, Joshua Hernandez, Michael Hernandez, Daniel Hernandez, Alexandra Hernandez, Andrew Hernandez, Gabriella Hernandez, Isabella Zamora, Ryan Hernandez, Victor Zamora, Stephen Hernandez and Nicolas Zamora and great grandchildren, Johnny Hernandez, Valerie Hernandez, Mia Hernandez, Zadie Hernandez, JP Hernandez, Giselle Hernandez and Cecilia Hernandez.

The family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses at Memorial Cypress for attending to the care of our beloved father.



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Gaynell Martin-Selman

July 29, 2020

Our family was privileged in knowing Mr. Joe through his next door neighbor and brother, Raymond Hernandez. I often saw him at church or getting his exercise by walking around the neighborhood in earlier years. He was always so pleasant and cordial. Our family often ran into his at Mother's Day Brunches at the Sheraton Inn. We both enjoyed those times very much. I know he is at peace now as he has joined the love of his life, his beloved wife Gloria. Rest in eternal peace Mr. Joe, your work on earth is complete.

Mark Leiserowitz

July 29, 2020

Joe lived a few houses down from me. Was always great to be with. I showed him my pictures of my trip to Botswana and South Africa. He said he wished he could go there.

Heather Hernandez

July 25, 2020

Uncle Joe we will forever remember your sweet smile and your continuous laughter. May you now Rest In Peace with our
lord. We will miss you but will someday join you in Heaven until that time we will always love you and keep your memories with us. We love you Homer and Heather Hernandez

Cristina Hernandez

July 25, 2020

Placido Leal

July 23, 2020

Mr. Hernandez will be missed. Our condolences to the family during this difficult time. With much love, The Leal Family.

Thomas Cronin

July 21, 2020

Our thoughts are with the Hernandez family. We have fond memories of Joe from the annual Christmas parties at Randy & Julia’s, and also from visiting with him at the YMCA after his workout on the treadmill. A great and kind man.
Tom, Helen and John Cronin


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