Joe Richard Chavez, "Ricky", 70, passed away on October 5, 2021, in Clovis, New Mexico. A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2021, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM, at Muffley Funeral Home, 1430 Thornton Street, Clovis, New Mexico. A rosary will be cited on Monday, October 11, 2021, 1:00PM, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 921 Meriwether Street, Clovis, New Mexico. A Mass of the Resurrection will immediately follow the rosary beginning at 1:30PM. Father Michael Niemczak will be officiating.
Ricky was born on May 7, 1951, in Clovis, NM to Sotero Chavez and Luisa Valencia. He joined the Navy and served one tour in Vietnam.
Survivors include his brothers; Mike Chavez, Horacio Chavez, Sotero Chavez, Jr., and Tony Chavez, his sisters; Gloria Chavez, and Priscilla Maldonato, his sons; Nathan Chavez (Maitie), and 5 grandchildren. Ricky is preceded in death by his parents; Sotero and Luisa (Valencia) Chavez, his sisters; Carmen Cassidy, Dora Baca, Christine Baca, and Rosa Chavez.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, (575)762-4435, www.muffleyfuneralhome.com
Published by Eastern New Mexico News from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, 2021.