Our beloved Santos Jose "Joe" Cervantes, age 83, was called to our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Joe & Josephine (Rodriguez) Cervantes and several siblings, Tito Cervantes, Julia Santa Ana & Petra Aleman. He attended Travis High school and was a south Austin man, through and through. As a catcher for the semi-pro Austin Aztecas baseball team, he is remembered for a rare and amazing double play he made at home plate. He most certainly loved watching his Longhorn and Cowboy football teams play. Known for being a jokester, he always enjoyed making people laugh. He was well loved by all who were fortunate to know him and he will be missed dearly.
Joe is survived by his siblings, Frances Chapa, Connie Saldana, and Alice Maldonado; his previous wife Mary Jane Trevino; his son, Joey Cervantes; his daughters,Tish Christopher and husband, Eddie, and Julie Carmona and husband, Louie. His loving grandchildren, Jacob Cervantes, Andre Calixto, Elsie Carmona, Lilie Carmona, Cassedy Vasquez (Ryan), Tripp Christopher (Caryn); numerous nieces, nephews, and many loving family and friends throughout the Austin community.
Lie-in-State will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Mission Funeral Home - South Side, 6204 S. First St., Austin, Texas. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Please check back often for updates to services for Joe.
A message from the family:
"The family of Joe Cervantes wishes to thank you and express how grateful we are for your support and
thoughts and prayers. During this time of sorrow, we know how important our
family and friends are, but due to COVID-19 we are thinking of the safety of
everyone’s family and loved ones; therefore, it is with sincere regret we are unable
to be present during the open services. Words cannot express our heartfelt sadness
that we are not able to be present with everyone, so please know your thoughtful
presence have touched our family deeply and will always be remembered."
-Tish, Joey and Julie
Due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Restrictions from the City of Austin,
capacity levels are restricted at funeral homes, churches, and cemeteries.
Each person entering the funeral home, church, and cemetery will be required to wear a mask
and to practice social distancing of 6 feet or more. If you are ill or are concerned about the virus,
it is recommended that you not attend services.
The family is so grateful to everyone for their understanding, love, and support
during this very difficult time.