Joe Dionicio Hernandez Sr., 78, of El Campo, passed away May 4, 2020. He was born Sept. 18, 1941 in Yoakum to Dionicio and Emilia Gonzalez Hernandez. Joe was owner and operator of Hernandez Nursery for 40 years. He had a passion for plants and beautifying his clients’ yards. He was also the owner of Casa Hernandez.
He is survived by his daughter, Rachel Hernandez of El Campo; sons, Stephen Hernandez of El Campo, Joe Hernandez Jr. and wife Esmeralda of San Marcus, Richard Hernandez of El Campo and John Hernandez of Dallas; grandchildren, Elena Hernandez, Amanda Vasquez, Stephen Anthony Hernandez, Gabriela Hernandez, Isabella Hernandez and Xena Hernandez and great-grandchild, Judith Hearne.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Isabel Hernandez.
Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at St. Robert’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Philip Brune officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Perez, John Steelman, Paul Gordon, Blair Couey, Chris Couey, Gerry Couey, Frank Marek and Cotton Street Gang.
Memorial donations in memory of Joe may be made to St. Robert’s Catholic Church or Altus Hospice.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.triskafuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.