Jose Reyes Mendez

August 27, 1937March 30, 2021
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Jose Reyes Mendez, age 83, of Tyler, Texas passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Jose was born Friday, August 27, 1937 in Poteet, Texas to the late Antonio and Blasa Mendez.

Jose was a great husband, father and grandfather to many. He was born and raised in Poteet, Texas, then met the love of his life, Jovita, and married on Thursday, December 12, 1957. They moved to Tyler, Texas to begin their journey together and raise their family. Jose enjoyed being outdoors and doing outside projects. He worked in construction the majority of his life, and also was a welder. Jose loved being around children and babies, which made him a very proud grandfather. He enjoyed picking pecans with his grandchildren and spending precious time with them and his loving family.

Jose is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Jovita Mendez; children, Diana (Bernardo) Perez, Joe (Lucy) Mendez Jr., Robert (Della) Mendez, Cynthia Mendez, Richard Mendez, Paul (Nancy) Mendez, Rosie (Jimmy) Rogers, Ruben Mendez, Brenda Mendez, Steven Mendez, and Debra Mendez; 33 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

A time of visitation for Jose will be held Friday, April 2, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Tyler Memorial Funeral Home, with the rosary following from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The celebration of life will occur on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Tyler Memorial Funeral Home. The graveside service will occur on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery.


  • Jovita Mendez, Wife
  • Diana Perez (Bernardo), Daughter
  • Joe Mendez Jr. (Lucy), Son
  • Robert Mendez (Della), Son
  • Cynthia Mendez, Daughter
  • Richard Mendez, Son
  • Paul Mendez (Nancy), Son
  • Rosie Rogers (Jimmy), Daughter
  • Ruben Mendez, Son
  • Brenda Mendez, Daughter
  • Steven Mendez, Son
  • Debra Mendez, Daughter

  • Robert Mendez
  • Richard Mendez
  • Paul Mendez
  • Steven Mendez
  • Richard Mendez Jr.
  • Zachary Mendez
  • John Perez
  • Isaac Mendez


  • A Time of Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 3, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, April 3, 2021


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Mindy Parker

April 2, 2021

We want to send our thoughts and prayers to the whole family and friends. ❤🙏 We are so sorry about your loss....lots of love being sent

Dale And Mindy

F.A.I.T.H. Memo

April 1, 2021

JOE. A good friend and mentor through the good and the bad always gave me advice, asked me about my problems and listened. We spoke many times and listened without judgement and always said to me QUE CHINGAOS TABAS PENSANDO. Thereafter each comment and response he looked and stood quite when he didn’t agree and a response with YA TE DIJE QUE NO OISTE, toy pendejo oh que! Advice taken, good friend! RIP JOE, JOVITA WHAT A GOOD HUSBAND YOU HAD THAT STOOD BY YOU ALL HIS LIFE! AMEN!

Tara Perez

April 1, 2021

Popo, I will forever cherish all our memories together. From coming to get me out of the room at the crack of dawn to music & breakfast , climbing on top of the garage to pick pecans, to taking me to school (driving like a turtle) ,to always cracking jokes!! I love you popo & you’ll forever stay in my heart. 💙🕊

Angelica (Angie) Ellis

March 31, 2021

Popo.. thank you for being such a fun and loving grandpa. I will always cherish my younger years on the ranch and in Charlotte..the Casino days- that grin you would give me when your machine hit LOL even if it was only $3..the rides to moms house on Sunday's for brunch and listening to your some of your favorite tejano jams ..The Hometown Boy’s seemed to be on every time. I’d give anything for one more ride. 😭
Love you so much Popo.. See you later ❤️
Rest in Paradise

Sarah Mendez

March 31, 2021

i’m so glad I was able to laugh and joke around with you. i’ll always remember coming over and watching WWE. 💙Now, you’re walking on sunshine and I know that there’s no more suffering.
Love you Popo 💘

Rosie Rogers

March 31, 2021

My Dad, my Rock. He worked hard to support his family. We didn't have much but we always had food and a roof over our heads. I can't even express how empty I feel right now. Wish you were still here with us. Miss you Gordo..💙💙💔🙏

Minerva Garcia

March 31, 2021

Remember taking grandparents and uncle to Tyler to see her brother. Felix, Minerva, Sharon, Maria, Felix Sr and Luis. We were so excited Maria to see her brother Jose.

Kari Perez

March 31, 2021

We love you Grandpa & Great Grandpa!! We know you’re Resting & at Peace but we weren’t ready to let you go! Our hearts are Heavy. We will forever cherish the memories we’ve made. Until we meet again ❤️

Vanessa Palomino

March 31, 2021

Grandpa you will missed very much by so many. We love you so much and are in so much pain! May you Rest In Peace ...miss you already so much!!!!