Joe Esparza

Joe Garcia Esparza Jr.

Saturday, December 13th, 1952 - Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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Joe Garcia Esparza Jr., age 67, of Belton passed from this life during the evening hours of Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his home with his family at his side. Born on the 13th day of December 1952 in Robstown, Texas he was the son of Jose Sr. and Josephine (Garcia) Esparza.

Although born in Robstown, Joe and his family left when he was a boy and settled in Temple. Joe grew up and attended school in Temple. As a young man he met and married Dora Carrasco. The couple have spent the last 48 years together building a life and a family that would eventually include 2 children. Joe enjoyed life. He was an outdoorsman that enjoyed fishing and working on cars and trucks. He made a career as a truck driver and even owned his own towing company at one time. When not working outside Joe could be found traveling around to casinos playing slot machines or at a local bingo hall playing bingo. Joe loved his family and his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Joe is preceded in death by his mother Josephine.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Dora Esparza of Temple, daughter Lore Alvarez of Belton, son Joseph Esparza of Temple and his father Jose Esparza of Little-River Academy. He also leaves behind brothers Juan and Albert Esparza both of Belton and sisters Diane Felix and Guadalupe Parra both of Little-River Academy as well as 5 grandchildren Amanda, Samantha, Samuel, Emily and Hannah, and 1 great-grandchild Sophia with one on the way.

It was Joe’s request that no services be held following his death.

Hewett-Arney Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
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