Jose “Papa Joe” Alfredo Molina, 69, of Angleton Texas, passed away on January 13, 2021, peacefully with his family by his side. Papa Joe was born the oldest of nine children. He was born on November 30, 1951, in Mercedes, Texas. He was raised with his beautiful family in Weslaco, Texas. Papa Joe met his loving wife Olga they married and moved to Brazoria County to begin their lives together. They started their family and settled in Angleton Texas. Papa Joe left the Rio Grande Valley and moved to Brazoria County to take a position with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice where he worked as a prison guard, he then took a position at DOW Chemical as a process operator in Freeport, Texas. He retired from Dow Chemical and then worked after retirement at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Angleton, Texas. Papa Joe was blessed to make lifelong friends in the community that he would consider family. Papa Joe loved his family and knew no stranger. He enjoyed spending time with his family, attending his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events. Papa Joe loved to spend time with his family and friends sharing a meal and making jokes. He was a beautiful soul that touched many lives through his journey. Papa Joe was a man that gave and sacrificed for his family and friends. He was an avid Texan Fan and loved sports. His wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were his entire world. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Enemencio and Irene Molina, his father Alfredo Molina, in-laws Alonzo and Maria de Jesus Gonzalez. Left to cherish, celebrate his memory and legacy, his mother Francisca Molina, loving wife Olga Molina, eight brothers and sisters, Ruben Molina (Sylvia), Estela Palomo (George), Maricela Molina, Thelma Cavazos (Gerardo), David Molina (Patty), Juan Molina (Letty), Nora Guardiola (Gilbert), Annabell Molina, three children Veronica Molina Jones (DJ), Erica Molina Villarreal (Tomas), Jose Daniel Molina (Alison), eight grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a host of other family, and friends. Visitation will be held 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2021, following a 1:30 p.m. funeral service at Family Life Ministries of Weslaco, 2403 West, Mile 10 N. Officiating will be Rev. Elias Treviño. Papa Joe will then be laid to rest at Highland Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Juan Molina, Marcus Molina, Joe Daniel Molina, Trey Guardiola, Tomas Villarreal & Kendall Phillips. Arrangements are under the direction of Guerra Funeral Home of Weslaco, Inc., 2602 N. Texas Ave., Weslaco, TX (956) 969-1461.
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