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Funeraria del Angel Palm Valley

4607 North Sugar Road, Pharr, TX

OBITUARY

Jose Joe Javier Cantu

May 6, 1933July 25, 2020
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Jose “Joe” Javier Cantu, 87, went home to our Lord Saturday, July 25, 2020.

Jose Javier Cantú was a multifaceted man. He was incredibly humble, but accomplished plenty to be proud of. He worked hard with laser focus and yet would enjoy the slow pace of a family gathering. He was a rancher, plumber, roofer, entrepreneur, investor, and trailblazer. Jose Javier broke down barriers and built bridges that have allowed his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren the opportunities of the American Dream, the same dream that drove him and his wife, Ofilia, to the U.S. in the 1950’s. In 1967, ENCO (Exxon) offered him a position as the Gas Dealer for the Rio Grande City location. The company was looking for someone who embodied the character traits Joe (J. J.) had: Dedication, Remarkable Work Ethics, Hard Worker and proudly dedicated 25 years of his life to his post there. Recently, he traveled back and forth from his Pharr home to Rio Grande City. Rio, the City that was close to his heart for allowing him to experience and grow as a Rancher and successful Businessman. Joe was was a faithful man of God and the Virgin Mary. He enjoyed attending Mass and going to Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ofilia B. Cantú; six Children, Javier (Patricia), Armando (Olga), Andres (Berta), Maria del Rosario (Eduardo)Perez, Jaime, Lesvia;16 grandchildren;17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Maria Villescas.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 9 p.m., with a 6 p.m. rosary on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Funeraria Del Angel Palm Valley in Pharr. Funeral Mass will be private. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr. Funeral services are under the direction of Funeraria Del Angel Palm Valley in Pharr.

  • FAMILY

  • Ofilia Cantu, Wife
  • Six children, Javier Cantú (Patricia), Armando Cantú (Olga), Andres Cantú (Berta), Maria del Rosario C. Perez (Eduardo), Jaime Cantú, and Lesvia Cantú; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Services

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    Sunday, August 2, 2020

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  • Rosario

    Sunday, August 2, 2020

  • Misa Funebre

    Monday, August 3, 2020

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    Monday, August 3, 2020

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Patricia Garcia

August 1, 2020

Sir, I want first and foremost to thank you for all the love over the 15 years plus. We shared laughter, music and so many trips. I loved when you would think of a song and you would begin to hum the tune and we all would try to figure out the song. And once we found it we all would sing it. The last song we sang to you Mrs Cantu and I while you played at kickapoo. A piece of my heart went with you sir. You were not just my father in law, but a father. I will miss your mischievousness, laughter and singing. But this is not goodbye sir, but until I see you again. We will keep all you taught us and put your legacy in motion through your children, grandchildren and all those that come after. Thank you again and Io quise y quiero mucho sir.

Javier Cantu

July 31, 2020

Javier Cantu

July 31, 2020

Javier Cantu

July 31, 2020

Javier Cantu

July 31, 2020

Javier Cantu

July 31, 2020

Javier Cantu

July 31, 2020

Javier Cantu

July 31, 2020

Javier Cantu

July 31, 2020

Javier Cantu

July 31, 2020

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