Zoeller Funeral Home


Joe G. Morales

March 19, 1947February 6, 2021

The world lost a great man. Joe G. Morales, age 73, gained his angel wings on February 6th, 2021 surrounded by his wife and children after a month-long courageous battle with COVID. He was born in New Braunfels on March 19th, 1947. He is proceeded in death by his parents; Maria De Refugia and Fortunato Morales and his brothers and sisters; Lalo, Chencho, Nato, Memo Morales, Francis Castilleja and Concha Farias. He is survived by his wife JoAnn Morales and children Tanya, Tabatha, Matthew Morales; grandchildren Brianna Zamora & husband Niko, Hailey Gutierrez, Maddison & Natalie Morales, and great-grandson Ezra Zamora; brother Jesse Morales & wife Angie, sister Alicia Flores & husband Raul and multiple nieces & nephews. Joe graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1966 and then joined the U.S. Army to serve in Vietnam, where he was wounded, honored and received the Purple Heart Medal. Joe came back home to meet the love of his life JoAnn Morales; and 8 years later they married. They celebrated 43 years of marriage and have a beautiful family. Over the years Joe was a hard worker and retired from the United States Postal Service after 28 years. His children will tell you that their Dad would move mountains if he could for his family. He could be described by many as a jokester but also a father figure to many other family members. He will be remembered for his beautiful green lawn he was so proud of; his wife describes him as “the man with the green thumb” and the holiday decorations the neighborhood knew him for…from the incredible Christmas lights and blowup display to the scary haunting Halloween house! His family will mostly remember him as the best father and grandfather anyone could have been blessed with, from the most fun family vacations to attending all our school functions including so many of the grandkids school events. His children will tell you the one thing he loved the most was to have ALL his family over for dinner and of course many laughs, to which we have many cherished memories, pictures, and videos. Services are followed below along with some family pictures and short video clips of Joe with his beloved family. Pallbearers include Joe's nephews; Cesar Castilleja, Javier Morales, Abe Morales, Ezra Martinez, Chaun Pineda, Steve Garcia and honorary pallbearers Joe Castilleja and Robbie Mansolo.


1 March

Mass of Christian Burial

2:00 pm

Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church

New Braunfels, TX 78130

1 March

Public Viewing and Visitation

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Zoeller Funeral Home

New Braunfels, Texas 78130

1 March

Holy Rosary

7:00 pm

Zoeller Funeral Home

615 Landa St
New Braunfels, TX 78130

2 March

Committal Service with Military Honors

10:45 am

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

San Antonio, Texas 78130-


Joe G. Morales

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Victor and Virgie Campos

February 26, 2021

Joann and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You have our sincere condolences, and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you, and may he give you strength to get through this very difficult time. May Joe Rest In Peace.
The Campos Family

Larry & yolanda Fiebrich

February 22, 2021

Joann sorry for your loss. Our prayers for you and your family . May God bless you through this .

Marisa Heminger and Family

February 20, 2021

Our prayers of love, comfort and support are with you all. Uncle Joe, you will be remembered for being the Best Uncle...always so protective of all his family. The cool Uncle with his diamond studded earring to his silly Dad jokes and his mischevious smile to making sure our bags were filled because we stopped at his house for Halloween. Thank you for being a father figure for my family. The love and concern you showed when we lost our Dad will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Uncle Joe and say Hi to my Dad for us. ❤

Minerva Bayona-Gonzales

February 19, 2021

My love and prayers to the Morales Family.
May he rest in Eternal Peace.

Alice Hernandez

February 19, 2021

JoAnn I am so sorry, it is so hard to believe. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your wonderful memories give you comfort.

Lisa Franco

February 19, 2021

My deepest condolences to Joann and The Morales family. Sending thoughts and prayer to the family.

Rosa maria Madero

February 16, 2021

Sorry about you lost Joann and tamil

Mary Ann & Robert Vela

February 15, 2021

Joann we were stunned today by this news. We are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Jaime/Rosa Padilla

February 15, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences.Very sorry to learn of Joe's passing.Life long friends.Our families grew up in the neighborhood.Will be greatly missed.May God be with you.

Maria n Rey Escobedo

February 12, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family blessings.


The Morales Family.


Joe and the Love of his life, JoAnn.


Joe is the glue of our family. He taught us to be just as strong as he is.


Joe and his four Grandaughters; Brianna, Hailey, Maddison, and Natalie.


Granddaughters Maddison and Natalie having fun on a teacup ride with Grandpa.


Showing his homegrown Oranges and being silly. He is the life of the party!


We will ALWAYS remember that great big smile...