Joe Diaz Fuentez

October 23, 1939April 26, 2021
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Joe Diaz Fuentez 81 Born October 23, 1939, passed away April 26, 2021. he was born in Gonzales, TX but lived his life in Houston, TX.

Parents Perfecto Fuentez and Ines Diaz, One living brother, Leon, Preceded in death: Siblings Lillian, Lupe, Perfecto, Julian He is survived by his wife Dell and his children. Ninfa Hernandez (deceased), Joanna Garcia, Laura Cortez (husband Charlie), Joe Fuentez (wife Olivia), Raymond Fuentez (wife Noemi), Renee Garza (husband Alfred), Merita Sampson (husband Lewis). Children by marriage Marcie Escobedo (husband Sergio), Sandra Hernandez (husband Jose), Angel Garay (wife Viviana), and Alma Garay. He had 11 grandchildren plus 9 by marriage and 3 great grandchildren.

His happy place was with his family. He loved having his kids all together. Family meant everything to him. Even after health issues, he never stopped moving. Either working in the yard, working on his house, or even working on the roof. He was always fixing something, or building things.

His faith in God was huge. He knew how blessed he was and never questioned why things were happening with his health. He just thanked God and took things day by day.

He worked his whole life and is now at forever at peace. Surrounded by love and light and forever health. Rest in peace our dad, husband, friend, grandpa, great-grandpa. Rest in peace our hero.


  • Family Will Receive Guests

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, May 3, 2021


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Natalie Rosales

May 1, 2021

I have been so blessed for the 10 plus years to be apart of your family. In that time I have been able to see the love you brought and gave to everyone around you. You always included me and my family in all the pictures and made sure to snap a picture of Raquel and I together. You wanted to take in every memory with everyone around. Your smile was the biggest and I always thought to myself you can feel how proud he is as he looked at each and everyone around. It was a beautiful thing. You are and will always be a very special man and those memories are now a treasure. I know you are now resting and hope you know you did amazing you will be truly missed.❤

Love, Natalie

Chris Sosa

May 1, 2021

Pop, words can’t describe how much I love and miss you. I’m gonna miss all the phone calls we would have and how the sound of your voice had me smiling from ear to ear. Even when you were hurting, you always made sure that Bryanna and I were okay and that we ate that day. I hope that one day I can amount to all the strength you had, so I could at least be half the role model to Azyriah, that you were to me. You will forever be in our hearts pop, and until the day we meet face to face again, I will always think of you.
I love you forever and always pop,
Love your smiley

Bryanna Sosa

May 1, 2021

Pop, from the day I met you, you gave me so much love. I remember you giving me the biggest and longest hug on our wedding day, and then when you found out we were having a boy you telling me you had to stay strong so you could meet baby boy and you sure did. You called me the day after I had him with so much happiness in your voice. I promise he will know of you, your strength and your love for God. I will miss showing up to your house just to have to wait for you to get back from home depot. Thank you for being the best man Chris got to look up. We will never stop talking to you. We love you forever pop.

Love, Bryanna

Raquel Sosa

May 1, 2021

My Pop!.. you are my EVERYTHING!! I love and miss you more than you’ll ever know!. Im gonna miss you always making sure my oil was changed or just making sure my car was running okay. You never failed to be there for my brothers and I.. You made our childhood unforgettable and for that I’ll be forever grateful that god blessed me with the worlds GREATEST Pop!!♥️ My babies and I will forever carry you in our hearts. Marcus, Miranda and I love you always and forever. Until we meet again, Pop. Rest In Peace.

Your Kelly

Dj Sosa

April 30, 2021

Pop.. You were are everything my grandpa and I looked up to you as a father also. You were always there for Chris, Raquel and I when ever we need or just whenever to talk to you we miss you so much. You are always going to be with me everyday love you pop. RIP

Charles Davis

April 30, 2021

Mr. Fuentez always treated me well. When I would call him, he made me feel like he was happy to hear from me, "well, hello young man" he would say in a big voice.

He would always ask what I was doing for work, and how my parents were doing, even though he had never met them. He was very kind.

Mr. Fuentez was so positive and thankful and whenever our conversations were over I felt like I was uplifted to a better place.

Joe always said how the Lord gave him so much, and how thankful he was for his family. He showed amazing gratitude and an appreciation for life.

I'm so lucky to have met Mr. Fuentez. He offered great positivity even while dealing with adversity. And I'm a better person to have known him.

To Lewis and Merita Sampson, and to the whole Fuentez family, you have my deepest condolences. Joe loved you all.

Mary Alice Fuentez

April 30, 2021

Uncle Joe you will be missed so much.lots of memories we hold ❤. May you rest in peace Uncle Joe.

Renee Garza

April 28, 2021

My daddy,. You we’r the strongest man Iv ever known. Even as a little girl I use to tell everybody my daddy is stronger than yours. You were my rock dad. When my kids where born you where the first to step up & help when I needed it most. Ill forever be grateful for your love & support you gave me & my kids. I always knew I could count on my daddy , weather it was a bday, graduation, baseball game or even just something small you where always there. Dad I’m gonna miss talking to you & hearing your voice every day. Asking how was my day or if I ate. 😢...
I love you forever dad, give momma a Big hug & kiss for me. Till we meet again dad R.I.P
Love you Always & Forever,
Your favorite daughter

Lew Sampson

April 28, 2021

Knowing Joe for the past 13 years has brought joy to my life especially after I lost my dad in 2015.
Joe became my second dad and I like to think that I treated him just like my own dad.
I'll miss his beautiful smile and the honor Rita and I had to keep him nourished after his cancer battle, which he handled with grace and dignity and I never heard him complain.
I'm happy to know he is out of pain and strong again being with his Doris and the Lord.
he will be greatly missed but FOREVER in our hearts and thoughts!
May his memory be a blessing to all his family.
Rest in peace POP.

Raymond Fuentez

April 28, 2021

Daddy I'm gonna miss you. You're were not just my dad but my best friend. I will never forget whst you thought me in life. Thank you for always being there for me. I miss our phone calls every night. I miss you dad but I know you are not suffering anymore and you are in heaven with mom.
I love you! Raymond