Joel "Joey" A. Gonzalez
JOEL "JOEY" A. GONZALEZ
PHARR - Joel “Joey” A. Gonzalez passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. He was born March 1, 1966 in San Juan to Carlos and Manuela Gonzalez of Pharr.
He is preceded in death by his father, Carlos Gonzalez.
Joey is survived by his children, Justin and Jenna Gonzalez of Pharr; his mother, Manuela Gonzalez of Alamo; his brother, Javier (Norma) Gonzalez; and nephews, James and John Gonzalez, all of Pharr. He had several friends who made an impact on his life on a daily basis, Romeo and Janet Robles, Bernardo “Tito” and Corina Ramirez, Adriana Salazar, Jose Carreras, and countless others who were dear to his heart.
Joey attended PSJA schools and was the 1984 Valedictorian of his senior class. He received numerous awards that he was extremely proud of, notably being named an All-State Safety his senior year. Joey was a 1989 graduate of Pan American University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. He devoted his entire career to banking and was currently employed by Texas Regional Bank.
Joey dedicated his life to giving back to his community. He was a volunteer coach, served on numerous boards including Nuestra Clinica Del Valle, Kiwanis, Pharr Chamber of Commerce, Pharr Rotary and the PSJA Education Foundation, where he currently served as president.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. rosary Friday, January 12, 2018, at Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan. Funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish in San Juan. Interment will follow at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr. Pallbearers will be Bryan Ramirez, Micah Robles, Damian Villescas, John Palacios, John Gonzalez and James Gonzalez.
Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.