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Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1917 Archer City Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Jose Angel Fernandez

May 22, 1955September 2, 2019
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Jose Angel Fernandez (Joey) 64, formerly from McAllen, Texas, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, September 6, 2019, at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel. Joey served the McAllen Fire Department from June 26, 1978 until October 17, 2010. As a fire fighter, Joey served as chairman of the pension program for 15 years and the operational deputy chief prior to being the training deputy chief. He was instrumental in starting the fire academy at South Texas Junior College. He was always an advocate for the department he loved. The influence he had as a training deputy chief lives on in the McAllen Fire Department. He loved being a fire fighter and being part of the Brotherhood of Firefighters from around the world. Joey has been described as a leader, mentor, and the epitome of a firefighter. Joey also served in the US Army from 1974 - 1977 during the Vietnam era with the rank of sergeant, specializing in radio communication. Joey wanted to be remembered for his love of family, friends, wit, humor, and his sharp fast tongue. You could not banter with Joey without being stung. He had a comeback for just about any comment. There are just some people that light up a room....well that was Joey. He loved to talk about sports and watch sports. He was a true Cowboy fan, whether they were losing or winning. He always stood with them. He was so sure they were going to be super bowl winners this year that he made a Las Vegas bet for them to win. Hopefully, he can do a little pulling for them from heaven. Joey loved to play golf and made many friends on the golf course. Joey loved to spend time with his wife Minerva and sometimes he would say that being in the house with just us two was the best feeling in the world. Joey is preceded in death by his Mom: Oralia Maria Perez, his Dad: Jose Fernandez, Jr., and brother Tony Fernandez. He is survived by his wife: Minerva Fernandez; brothers: Fred Fernandez, Johnny Fernandez, Jeffery Fernandez; sister: Jacqueline Weis; daughters: Jessica Fernandez Peters, Sarah Fernandez; sons: JR Fernandez IV, and Jason Fernandez; step-sons: Manuel Duran and Willie Duran; grandchildren: Jean-Luk Rueda, Sean-Mikel Rueda, Mark B. Rueda Heston F. Peters, Jaylin A. Peters, Joshua G. Fernandez, Peter F. Fernandez; step-grandchildren: Diego Duran, Dionna Duran and great-granddaughter: Mia R. Rueda. Our family would like to express our thanks to the wonderful people at Hospice of Wichita Falls for the help and care given by them. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls. Online condolences to the family may be made at hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, September 6, 2019

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Dora Duran

September 8, 2019

In times like this you should hold on firmly to faith and hope, it might look like you have lost more then you can bear, but you are stronger than this pain that you feel.

Our deepest condolences from the Duran family, Dora, Billie and Willie Duran, Lisa Ybarra.

Derek KNOWLES

September 7, 2019

I met Joey while he was still a Firefighter and me a cop. I just will remember having fun with him visiting about everything and anything. I laughed with him so many times. I valued his thoughts on all kinds of issues and he gave good advice. I am so sorry for Minerva and you all. He is a loss for all of us that were fortunate enough to know him. Sincerely Derek

Scott Daniel

September 6, 2019

I am very sorry to hear about Joe's passing. I knew him from the Firefighter's Pension world. He will be missed. I am praying for comfort for the family.

Scott Daniel
Texarkana, TX Fire Department

Jacqueline Angelique Weis

September 6, 2019

Rest in peace Big Brother, I just want to say that my big brother Joey was exactly that he was my big brother He was kind sweet quiet but yet strong I remember at one time I was young just going through divorce myself and I didn't have anywhere to go, I mean I did, I could have been at my mom's but this night in particular I didn't want to go home and I called him and he said yes sister you could come and stay and that was the warmest feeling that I had in a long time. I felt safe and happy I'll never forget that thank you Joey for loving me so much, you're in heaven now with Pa,Ma, Grandma Tita, Aunt Sophie and brother Tony even though I haven't seen or spoke to you in many years because of my bad decisions and not being around I know you can hear me and I know you're going to watch over all of us! you know that I love you and I will miss you !you're great man and you're going to be great in heaven tell everybody I said hello and that I will see you when I get there I love you Joey

Mariano Bocanegra

September 5, 2019

Our condolences for the family I grew up with his brothers Tony and Freddy RIP Joey

Tom Dimas

September 4, 2019

My long time Brother/Friend...May you Rest In Peace. Joey was a long time Brother Friend, I knew him from the MFD where he served on the Pension Board, I worked at WFD where I served on the Pension Board, we usually met at different Pension seminars are Texas and always got together. My Brother you will be dearly missed. My sincere condolences to his wife and family.

Jeannette Aniceto-Weil

September 4, 2019

Rest in Paradise Chief Fernandez. It was awesome to have met you while I worked briefly at the McAllen Fire Department.
May your loved ones find strength and peace during this time.

Ronaldo Gonez

September 4, 2019

Joey was the lt at station 2 and i was his driver . Learned a lot from joey : hung out playing golf having a beer and watching football . Thanks joey for your friendship R I P my friend

Edwardo Gutierrez

September 4, 2019

RIP Chief Fernandez from the Gutierrez Family Mission TX our condolences to your family. Here is a picture of the good old days with some friends one of them was my father. It was my honor to have served with you at the McAllen Fire Department for 6 1/2 years they were the best under your watch. Once again thanks you Chief.

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