Jose (Joe) was born December 20, 1953 to Leonardo Hernandez and Teresa DeLaLuz Salinas in San Ygnacio, Texas.
He attended school in San Ygnacio and then the family moved to Leander, Texas where Joe finished out high school. He joined the National Guard from 1972-1976. After the National Guard, Joe traveled most of his adult life working as a construction worker. He spent time in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico and then settled back in to his roots in Texas.
Joe was a great friend, wonderful uncle and giving brother. He was an avid gardener and loved helping others garden.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Leonardo and Teresa Hernandez; a niece, Selina Rosales; nephew, Jonathan Leonardo Hernandez; and his best friend, Roger Jennings.
He is survived by six brothers and three sisters: Paulino and Tina Rosales of Fort Worth, Texas, Jesse and
Vivian Rosales of Liberty Hill, Texas, Lourdes Hernandez of Bertram, Texas, Nicolas and Dora Hernandez of Leander, Texas, Carlos and Tresa Hernandez of Liberty Hill, Texas, Leticia and Everett Lunday of Georgetown, Texas, Cesar Hernandez of Austin, Texas, Edward and Mary Hernandez of Liberty Hill, Texas, Catarina Thornburg of Liberty Hill, Texas and Kevin and Sharon Basey of Lago Vista, Texas. He is also survived by 22 nieces and nephews, 38 great-nieces and nephews; and 2 great-great nephews.
Visitation hours will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 1200 S. Bagdad Road in Leander. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Liberty Hill United Methodist Church, 101 Church St. in Liberty Hill.
Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com.