Jose H. Leyva of Fort Stockton passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Fort Stockton at the age of 86 years. He was born on August 6, 1931, in Mexico, to Juan Leyva and Leandra Hernandez.
Jose is survived by his sons, Julian Leyva and George Leyva; his wife Christine; daughters, Angie Quiroz, Ermy Munoz and husband Mike Munoz; brothers Ramon Leyva, Humberto Leyva, Arturo Leyva, Ruben Leyva and Auden Leyva; and sister Rita Valenzuela. He leaves behind 20 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife Anita S. Leyva; parents Juan Leyva and Leandra Hernandez; brothers Lucio Leyva, Epimenio Leyva; sister Andrea Sarabia and great-grandson Devon Andrew Quiroz.
Pallbearers are Hugo Lujan, Fernie Gomez, Michael Quiroz, Nathan Lujan, A. J. Soto, Dominic Leyva, Jonathan Gomez, and Julian Leyva Jr.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 15 at Heritage Funeral Home from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral will be Monday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s with burial to follow at Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.heritagefuneralhomeofthebigbend.com