Jose Vela born on May, 12, 1938 in San Diego, Texas, passed away in Houston, on April 13, 2013. Mr. Vela is preceded in death by his wife Olivia Gamez Vela; Parents Ramon Vela Sr. and Candelaria Vela; Brother and sisters Hilda Ramona Longoria, Ninfa Garcia and Ruben Vela Sr. Jose is survived by his loving children, Elma Vela and Armando, Joe Vela, Landy Vela and Sharon, and Harvey Vela and Cheryl; 5 Grand children and 6 Great grand children; Sisters and Brothers Santiago Vela and Gloria, Jovita Chapa and Humberto, Ramon Vela Jr., Irma Trigo, Elena Idalia Martinez and Alberto, Minerza Garza and Adan, Bertha Vela Contreras, Thelma Barringer and Ricardo Vela. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Funeraria Del Angel. Funeral Service will be Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Funeral Home, followed by Interment at the Houston National Cemetery with Military Honors.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 17, 2013