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SGT. JOSE ANGEL "JOEY" JIMENEZ JR. MISSION - Sgt. Jose Angel "Joey" Jimenez, Jr., 31, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Alabama. SGT. Jimenez was born in Harlingen, Texas. He is the son of Jose Angel and Dora Maria (Rodriguez) Jimenez, Sr. He is a 2000 graduate of MissionHigh School where he was a member of ROTC and the Mighty Mission Eagles Band. Jimenez joined the United States Army in 2000 and his awards and decorations include the Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terror Service Medal, two Iraq Campaign Medal-Campaign stars, National Defense Service Medal, four Army Good Conduct medals, five Army Achievement medals and three Army Commendation medals. He was a member of the motorcycle club called Ruff Ryderz where he was known as Aj "Worrdz" Jimenez. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ascencion O. Rodriguez and Maria Teresa G. Rodriguez; paternal grandparents, Lucio Jimenez Sr. and Guadalupe Rivera Jimenez. He is survived by his parents, Jose Angel and Dora Maria (Rodriguez) Jimenez, Sr.; one sister, Maritza Jimenez; half brothers and half sister, Feliberto Jimenez, Blanca Judy Guitterez, Jorge A. Jimenez, Jose A. Jimenez, Lori Jimenez, Joann Jimenez and Maria Isabel Dominguez; aunts and uncles, Josefa Rodriguez, Johnny (Tencha) Rodriguez, George (Hope) Rodriguez, Maria (Alfredo) Reza, Margarita (Frank) Soto, Lucio (Soila) Jimenez Jr, Herman (Bertha) Jimenez. Cousins, Guadalupe D. Tristan, Frank Tristan Jr., Terri R. Palacios, Yvette R. Ortiz, Christina Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, Cyndy Urias, Sam Rodriguez, Teresa Miranda, Ascencion Rodriguez, George Rodriguez, Monica Worster, Ricardo JD Reza, Fredrick H. Reza. Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2013 with a rosary being recited at 7:00 pm at Rivera Funeral Home, L.L.C. of Mission, Texas. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1119 N. Francisco Ave. in Mission, Texas. Military honors will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veteran's Cemetery, 2520 S. Inspiration Rd. in Mission, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be, Francisco Tristan Jr., Ricardo JD Reza, Richard Rodriguez, Fredrick H. Reza, George Rodriguez, Jr. and J.R. Cantu. Honorary pallbearer will be Michael A. Montoya. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rivera Funeral Home, L.L.C. of Mission. www.riverafuneralhomes.net Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published in The Monitor on Sept. 5, 2013
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