Jose Joe was a son of the late Gil and Refugia Cuca Lopez Almanza. He was a farmer for most of his life. Joe as he was known by his family and friends enjoyed worshiping the Lord and spending time with his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Jose Almanza, Jr., his daughter Nora Almanza, two brothers, John Frank and Santos Almanza, his sister Vivian Vega and a parent Maria Almanza.
Joe is survived by his son and daughterinlaw, Fred and Lucy Almanza of Chandler, AZ three daughters and sonsinlaw, Virginia Huntley and her husband Mark of Glencoe, IL, Linda Vera and her husband Rudy of Sweetwater, and Veronica Casas and her husband Harold of Portland, TX twelve grandchildren and thirteen greatgrandchildren. .