Jose “Joe” F. Escovedo, Jr. of Cisco

Jose “Joe” F. Escovedo, Jr., 70, of Cisco passed away January 18, 2011, in Eastland. Services will be Thursday at 11:00 AM at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Kyle Walterscheid and Deacon Reuben Casteaneda officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Kimbrough Funeral Home.

Joe was born February 16, 1940, in Marfa, Texas, to Jose Escovedo, Sr. and Carmen (Frias) Escovedo.  After attending school in Fort Davis, he was employed for many years in the oilfields.

On May 5, 1962, he and Josephine Alvarado were married in Fort Davis.  They had 48 happy years together.  Joe was a loving husband, dad, granddad and great granddad.

Survivors include his wife, Josie, of Cisco; daughters, Margarita “Margie” Stone of Eastland, Mary Lou Nunn and husband, Buddy, of Longview, Grace Beall and husband, Johnny, of Longview, JoAnn Escovedo of Longview; sons, Benjamin Escovedo of Amarillo, Jimmy Joe Escovedo and wife, Tiffany, of Arlington; brothers, Catareno Escovedo and wife, Mary Lou, of Seminole, Robert Escovedo and wife, Ester, of Cisco; sisters, Carmen Gallegos of Cisco, Frances Alvarado and Domingo Trevino of Cisco; 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jose Escovedo III and brother, Jesus Escovedo.