Jose (Joe) Alanis


Jose (Joe) Alanis of Fort Stockton passed away Sept. 30, 2017 while visiting his daughter in McAllen, TX. He was born on Feb. 1, 1951 in Guadalajara, Jalisco to Francisca Hernandez de Farias and Emanuel Farias. 

Alanis worked for Fort Stockton Independent School District for over 22 years. He also worked part-time at Williams Regional Technical Training Center in Fort Stockton. He always joked about retiring but he could never leave his school family. Alanis was a kind, hard-working, devoted husband, father, uncle, and brother in-law. He was a family man who gave his all to everyone. When someone needed help he was there in a heartbeat, no questions asked. Everyone who knew him knew the answer would always be “Yes.” Alanis was well known for his quirky smile, his jokingly, teasing mannerisms, and his hard work ethic and dedication. 

Alanis is survived by his wife Rebecca (Becky) Alanis; son Jose Alanis and wife Kristy of Midland; daughters Marissa Hernandez and husband Manuel of McAllen, Kirstie Ramirez and husband Rene of Harlingen, and Erica Alanis of Midland; brothers Jose Everardo Rodriguez Hernandez of Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Martin Farias of Escobedo Monterrey, and Jose de Jesus Hernandez of Dallas; ten grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Alanis was preceded in death by his parents, nephew David Specter, mother in-law Tomasa Sanchez, and brother in-law Sam Guadarrama. 

Alanis’s wish was to be cremated. Memorial services will be Oct. 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Stockton. Reverend Jim Miles will officiate.

There are not enough words to express the heartbreak of his passing; he will always have a special place in our hearts. We will all miss that twinkle in his eye, that quirky smile, and all the “bromas.” We love you dearly with all our hearts…until we meet again.