It saddens us to announce the peaceful passing of Mr. Joe "Cepillo" Munoz Jr., of San Angelo, on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the VA Medical Center, Big Spring, Texas after a long battle with A.L.S. (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis often called Lou Gehrig's disease)
Joe "Cepillo" was born in San Angelo, Texas on August 1, 1946, to Jose Munoz, Sr. and Clorinda Wuertenburg Munoz. "Cepillo" graduated from Central High School and upon graduation enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served his country honorable for six years. After his military service "Cepillo" enrolled in nursing school where he graduated as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Nursing was his calling, and during his career he had the honor and privilege, to care for patients who were amazing people, who often gave him the strength and courage to get through his journey and the desire to return to the work of caring for others every day. He hoped he was able to give his patients a fraction of what they gave him. Joe had a passion and a drive to be a part of the healing process.
"Cepillo" also had a passion for music and was self-taught to play the guitar, piano, keyboard and saxophone. "Cepillo" was a band member with Little Joe y La Familia as well as several local bands.
Joe will be forever remembered by his two daughters, Jacquelyn Munoz Tambunga and Jamie Munoz Henderson both of San Angelo, Texas. Joe will be fondly missed by his grandchildren: Naileah Tambunga, Marleigh Munoz, Mariah Tambunga and Jaxson Johnson, as well as his niece, Laura Perkins and his great nephew, Marcus Figueroa.
A Rosary will be recited at Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/North, 1002 North Oakes Street, San Angelo, Texas at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2022, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 301 West 17th Street, San Angelo, Texas. Cremation will follow under the direction of Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/North.
Joe's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and thanks to family and friends who have surrounded them with love, care and concern.
O Lord, I pray that the music I make or the songs that I sing are always from my heart to You. I pray that as we sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, we genuinely dedicate each melody to You. I pray that I always give You thanks for all things, in Jesus’ Name. I thank You for this talent You have given me, I choose to give it back to You by using it to glorify Your Name
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