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Joe Silva Torres Jr.

March 7, 1948February 8, 2021
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Joe Silva Torres Jr., 72, of Lockhart, Texas passed away peacefully at his home on February 8, 2021. He was born March 7, 1948. Joe served as a Specialist 4 in the United States Army, Company C 1st Battalion (Medchanized) 50th Infantry, he was a Veteran of the Vietnam War and during this time he earned a Parachustist Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and a Purple Heart. He was born to the late Irene Silva Joe H. Torres. Following his honorable discharge, he worked with Phipps Erection and subsequently started his own business erecting buildings all over Texas and other states. He is also known for erecting The Sam Houston Race Track. He believed in Jesus Christ. Joe had a sense of humor and when he became your friend it was forever.

A visitation for Joe will be held Monday, March 1, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Funeraria Del Angel, 5100 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77022. A rosary will occur Monday, March 1, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 5100 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77022. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 501 Tidwell Rd, Houston, TX 77022. A committal service will occur Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 11:15 AM to 11:30 AM at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.funerariadelangelhoustonN.com for the Torres family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 1, 2021

  • Rosary

    Monday, March 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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April Mendez

March 3, 2021

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April Mendez

March 3, 2021

part 2
Though my parents have been divorced over 40 years my father as always continued to love and respect my Torres family. My father text me: read 2 Samuel 17-27 take your time -to me it goes with your uncles. I struggle with understanding the bible but after actually taking my time and discussing the scripture with him I understood exactly what his point was – I will read the words that I know moved him to think of my uncles. – Mighty heroes have fallen…how much they were loved and how wonderful they were… they were together in life and in death…they were swifter than eagles, stronger than lions… the mighty ones have fallen.
Though Uncle Joe is no longer on this earth the compassion and love he showed each of us will continue to live in our hearts and memories.
I was honored to help take care of him his last few days of his life and I am always proud of the fact when at the most challenging of times our family pulls together to take care of each other. I want to take this opportunity to thank Aunt Kathy for allowing us to be part of his last week on earth and I personally want to thank Aunt Kathy, my mother, my aunt Mary, Lilly, Clint, Chloe, Uncle Frank and Maria for proving if you work together it can be done it and formed an unstoppable team to ensure Uncle Joe had what he needed and took his last breath surrounded by love.
Special note to Aunt Kathy though Uncle Joe is no longer with us please know that we are for you always. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we will continue to embrace you with our love.

April Mendez

March 3, 2021

part 1
I am sure many of you have heard Ford Tough well when I think of my family I think “Torres Tough”
Uncle Joe was one of my first heroes and I have always been proud of the fact that he served his country and always worked hard to achieve the American dream.
After my grandfather passed Uncle Joe became the patriarch and the foundation of our family.
Uncle Joe always uplifted and supported each of us in our times of need. I know personally for me he had always helped my mother take care of brother and myself. I can’t imagine the difficulty he went through to have to make the calls to us to tell us not only about my bothers death but several years later of my Uncle Pete’s but in typical Joe Torres spirit he always found the strength and courage to do what needed to be done.
Uncle Joe believed in giving others the opportunity to make a living, believed in giving others second chances and if it was not for him, I would not be a homeowner. I am very grateful he gave me that opportunity.
He always taken care of my mother and before her untimely passing, my Wella. He never harbored unforgiveness or hate and loved his family deeply he always displayed unconditional love. Uncle Joe was not a man of many words, but his silence meant he was working on solution to a problem or he was coming up with a really good smart-ass remark.
Almost two years ago when my uncle Phillip passed unexpectedly my Uncle Kevin made the comment that one part of our bookends was now gone. Meaning that the oldest brother, Uncle Joe and the youngest, Uncle Phillip represented the bookends of our family. Now both our bookends are gone, and we will need to rely on our Torres tough blood to undertake to be strong and courageous in this life and continue to support and love those of us remaining.
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Hector Mendez

February 28, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace, cousin! You will be remembered as our beloved cousin and for always making us laugh and smile. May the Angels and our loved ones in heaven await you. It’s not goodbye, but see you later. My deepest and sincere condolences to our Torres Family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Irma Contreras

February 28, 2021

Although I never got to meet Joe, Nora shared a lot of her memories about him & you. He's now resting in God's eternal peace & Love. Kathy, May God bless you with the peace & comfort you need now. He will always be in your heart. ❤
Irma C Contreras

Nora Castro

February 28, 2021

Joe will never be forgotten for his generosity towards all and his undying love for Kathy and the rest of the family. Praying that he rejoice in Heaven through all eternity and God wrap his loving arms around Kathy and comfort her through this difficult time.

Trish Silva-Doran

February 12, 2021

My family is from Michigan and we went San Antonio, Texas to visit my dads sister one year and it was there that I met my cousin Joe. He came to visit my dad who was his Uncle Lupe. What a nice man, my dad was so happy to see him. That was the first and last time I saw him. Rest In Peace cousin. Sorry for your loss family.

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