Joe Louis Chavez, 61, was born October 20, 1960, in Lubbock to Santos & Lillie Chavez. He graduated from Estacado High School in 1979 and later married Gloria Maldonado on June 25, 1983, in Lubbock. He worked as a hydraulic mechanic for many years and enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, playing poker, fishing and cooking for his family and friends. More than all, Joe loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
In the early morning of September 20, 2022, Joe Louis Chavez was called from this earth. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Gloria Chavez of Lubbock; two daughters, Stacie Perez & husband Andrew, Rachel Gallegos all of Lubbock; three brothers, Santos Chavez Jr of Lubbock, Andy Chavez & wife Madeline of MO, Freddy & Liz Chavez of Lubbock; two sisters, Juanita Lara & husband Jim of Lubbock, Isabel Castillo of Mansfield; five grandchildren; one great grandchild.
He is preceded in death a brother, Danny Chavez; two sisters, Gloria Bustillos, Toni Rivera.
Services for Mr. Chavez will be 10:00 am Friday, September 23, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Reymundo Manriquez officiating. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. A rosary for Mr. Chavez will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, September 22, 2022, in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors with visitation starting at 4:00 pm.