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Jose Cardenas, Sr.

March 27, 1939 - June 24, 2018

Jose "Joe" Cardenas, Sr., 79, of Eagle Lake, Texas, passed away on June 24, 2018 in Eagle Lake.

He was born on March 27, 1939 to Atilano Cardenas and Maria (de la luz Flores) Cardenas in Eagle Lake, Texas. He married Lupe Espinosa on September 29, 1961.

Jose was a retired rice farm employee who worked for Harry Anderson for many years. He was a Co-Pastor of Jesus is My Refuge Church in Eagle Lake. Jose enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and most of all mowing yards and collecting junk.

He was always ready to help anybody at any time. Jose was known as "Yoque", "PoPo", and "Dad".

Jose is survived by his daughter, Dianne Aguilera and husband Bernardo of Eagle Lake; son, Jose "Joe" Cardenas, Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Eagle Lake; sisters, Hortencia Castillo, Emma Hernandez, Theresa Navarro, Ester Rangel and husband Benito, and Simona Rico and husband Ramiro, all of Eagle Lake; and brothers, John Cardenas and wife Sherry, Rufus Cardenas and wife Olivia, Tony Cardenas and wife Lydia, and David Cardenas and wife Maria Del Carmen, all of Eagle Lake. Also, he is survived by 4 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Atilano and Maria (de la luz Flores) Cardenas; his wife, Lupe (Espinosa) Cardenas; sister, Effie Navarro and husband Mateo; and brothers-in-law, Jose Castillo, Jose Hernandez, and Raymond Navarro; and great granddaughter Alyssia Marie Sosa.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas with Rev. Stan Warfield officiating.

Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas.

Pallbearers are Ralph Castillo, Ralph Castillo, Jr., Caleb Arismendez, Joe Daniel Navarro, Jr., Joe Sosa, and Michael Sosa.


Jose Cardenas, Sr.
March 27, 1939 - June 24, 2018



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