Joe Ortiz

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Joe Ortiz, 71, was born December 28, 1942 to Erlinda and Martin Ortiz. He passed away February 23, 2014. The family will be accepting friends on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Fairmont Park Church of Christ on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Don Mitchell officiating. Joe met and married Rebecca "Becky" in Mineral Wells, Texas. They have four children and 11 grandchildren; daughter, Tonya and Ron Eckert, children, Lindsey and Lauren, daughter, Susanne Ortiz, children, Dionne, Geoffery and Garyt, son, James Ortiz and Katie, children Joseph, Kimberly and Jonathan, and son, John Mark Ortiz and Tiffany, and children, Jackson, Naya and Henry. Joe was a police officer in Mineral Wells, Texas and Midland, Texas. He was a court bailiff, spending the majority of those years with Judge Dean Rucker in the 318th District Court. Joe's law enforcement career spanned 45 years. Joe was very dedicated to law enforcement and enjoyed going to work every day. Joe worked closely with the West Texas Amputee Support Group. He was called often to visit and mentor those who had lost a limb. He served as president of the Amputee Support Group and was dedicated to its mission. Faith and family were very important to Joe. His hobby was spending time with his grandchildren, playing, reading and teaching his grandchildren about prayer and faith. Joe was a member of Fairmont Park Church of Christ. Joe is survived by his wife, Becky, and children; mother, Erlinda Ortiz; his sisters, Nicki Presser and Dorothy Hall; and by brothers, Tony, Bernard, Johnny, and Albert. Joe was preceded in death by his father, Martin Ortiz, and sister, Linda Weiss. The family wishes to express appreciation to the many doctors, nurses and caregivers who have provided care to Joe throughout the years. A special thanks to Hospice of Midland. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to Fairmont Park Church of Christ, 3813 N. Midland Dr., Midland, Texas, 79707; Hospice of Midland, 911 West Texas, Midland, Texas 79701; or the West Texas Amputee Support Group, 3316 Lancewood Ln., Odessa, Texas 79762. Services are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.

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Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory
3800 N Big Spring St Midland, TX 79705
(432) 550-5800
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Feb. 26, 2014
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