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 Jose Angel “Joe” Longoria

Jose Angel “Joe” Longoria

Santa Rosa, Cameron County, Texas, USA
Death 17 Mar 2012 (aged 73)
Driscoll, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Burial Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Plot Sec. F, Lot 54, 9 D
Memorial ID 87389983 · View Source
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Joe A. Longoria, 73, passed away on March 17, 2012. He was born on May 5th, 1938, in Stuart Place, Texas to Abel and Rosa Longoria. He worked as a machinist at Coastal Plating for many years and then went on to open and operate Engine Rebuilding and Specialty Shop for 20 years before retiring.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and was a special friend to many. One of his greatest joys in life was drag racing, a passion that ended his life too soon.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Ruby, of 28 years as well as his children, Rita(Glenn) Farrugia, Mary (David)Scruton, Johanna (Bob) Cowan, Jesse (Sara) Longoria, and Amanda (Bill) Christiansen. His Grandchildren ,Josh (Rebecca) Longoria, Brandon (Kat) Dansfiell, Lindsay Dansfiell, Jessica Longoria, Hannah Cowan, Riley Armstrong and Gary Phelps. Great Grandchildren, Reiann Longoria, Josh Longoria, Jr., and Amaya Dansfiell.

His eight brothers and sisters include, Abel Longoria, Jr., Florence Landry, Juan Longoria, Mary Ann Barrow, Betty DelaGarza, Pete Longoria, Lee Longoria and Robert Longoria and many loving nieces and nephews.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Originally published Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in the Corpus Christi, Caller Times, by Ruby Hess Longoria

As a sister-in-law, I can tell you he was a wonderful man and if you asked for help, he gave it to you. When he married his second wife, Ruby, he then preceded to legally adopt Ruby's 8 year old daughter, Amanda Nichole Hess Longoria. They were a loving family. Joe not only took care of his parents when they grew old but did many kind things for his father and mother-in-law, Delbert and Evelyn Parker Hess. He also took care of his uncle and aunt down in the valley, as well.

Joe loved to fish as well and shared that joy with Ruby for many years. He loved to drag race but gave it up for ten years, as he thought he was too old. After retiring from his Engine Shop he needed a hobby and went to work on his race car. His last race ended his life, in San Antonio, Texas.

Joe Longoria was gentle, loving and wise.

J. Albright

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jose Angel “Joe” Longoria (5 May 1938–17 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87389983, citing Memory Gardens Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Jewell (contributor 47322171) .