Jose Rangel, Jr.

February 11, 1959 - January 24, 2020
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Jose Rangel Jr., 60, of Laredo, Texas passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 surrounded by his family.

Jose is preceded in death by his parents, Bertha Alicia Morales-Rangel and Jose F. Rangel Sr.; sisters, Eloisa Rangel and Rosa Lopez; nephews, Matthew Rebeles and Gerardo Rivera; fur grandbabies, Chato, Duke, and Bandit.

He was born in Laredo, Texas on February 11, 1959. He lived on the south side of Chicago, Illinois from the age of six. At the age of  14, he returned to Laredo where he attended Martin High School in 1974 and was a proud member of the JROTC’s Rangers.

Jose married Alma Diana in a civil marriage on August 19, 1977 in Laredo, Texas. Once married they moved to Austin, Texas and were married at San Jose Church on December 30, 1978.

Mr. Rangel worked at Dr. Ikes in 1976. He worked with Manpower in 1977 and attended school to complete his GED. In 1981, Jose received his certificate from Trainco Truck Driver Training Program. He was employed with El Metro Transit System from 1984 to 1995 as a bus operator and as a supervisor. Jose worked for Trans Texas as a truck driver from 1995 to 1997; Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution/Bax Global from 1997 to 2007. His last job was with Flying J from 2008 to 2009.

Jose was a hardworking, family-oriented man. He loved driving 18-wheelers, especially MAC trucks, and was a Chicago Bears fan.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Alma Diana Rangel; children, Juanita Eloisa Rangel, Valeria Rangel, Yvette Alicia Rangel, Anissa Marie Rangel, and Xavier Antonio Rangel; fur grandbabies, Chip, Damien, Bear, Chewy, Lucas and Gizmo; sisters, Rachel Castillo and Rebecca Rangel and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Milton Haber, Dr. Maria Regalado, Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa, Doctors Hospital ICU nurses: Gabriel, Jorge, Martin, Monse, Yamil, and Charge Nurse Jenny.

The family will be receiving guests Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will start at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at San Luis Rey Catholic Church. The funeral mass will start at 8:30 am. Cremation will be held at a later date.

Pallbearers: Marco Antonio Garcia, Rosalio Herrera, Manuel Lopez, Rico Lopez, Izaya Rangel, Valeria Rangel, Xavier Antonio Rangel, and Javier Rivera. Honorary Pallbearers: Thomas Morales, Jr., Dino Gonzalez, Matthew Rebeles (+), Gerardo Rivera (+).

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may sign the guest book or leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Time: 8:30 am

San Luis Rey Catholic Church


3501 Sanders Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: February 11, 1959
Died: January 24, 2020

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Deborah Lugo Martinez posted on 1/28/20

Though Rangel is gone, he still lives in your heart and in the children that he has left you. Cherish and treasure those memories for they will give you strength to carry on. My deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband. I love you my friend Deborah Lugo


Tanya Rangel posted on 1/27/20

Love you always Uncle Joe


Lupita Rivera posted on 1/27/20

May God bless you compadre. May you Rest In Peace. God give comfort, peace, and faith to all the family.


Antonia Rayos Colding posted on 1/26/20

My deepest condolences to Alma and the "girls". CHEPO was so proud of his family. My cousin never changed. Smiling all the x when he was baby, and when he was adult. Prima! Was his greeting. He will be missed, and he is resting now with our Lord.


Guillermina A Hill posted on 1/26/20

Janie, may the Lord guide you and your family through these difficult days ahead. Know that your dad is at peace in the knowledge that the kingdom of God will be his. I pray that the Lord give you the strength you need to honor your dad’s memory until the day you’re reunited.


Linda Pena posted on 1/26/20

Our deepest condolences to Alma and family. May he Rest in Peace. God bless you. Love compadres Rey and Linda Pena.


Norma Alvarez posted on 1/25/20

On behave of our Family Alvarez-Alvarado, our most sincerest condolences to a great family I had the pleasure of spending a great life time with. Thank u for all the great memories we shared together and above all thank u Mr. Rangel for sharing ur family and home with me. May he rest in peace and in God's grace. Love always to the Family Rangel.♥️&?


Angelica vega posted on 1/25/20

I am sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I will always remember his laugh when you guys would come visit the house. He was always in a cheerful mood and a good person. My condolences to his family. I pray you find peace and comfort during this time.


LYDIA GONZALEZ posted on 1/25/20

Our deepest sympathy. Prayers for the family ♥️ Lydia and family


Patricia posted on 1/25/20

In memory of Jose Rangel, Jr., Patricia lit a candle