Jose “Joe” Rolando Munguia, 82, of El Paso Texas passed away April 13th with his loving family by his side. He was born to the late Gilberto and Josefa Munguia, in Kingsville Texas. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. While stationed in NC, he met his beloved wife of 62 years, Tiny Carter. Joe’s career in the military provided travel opportunities to Europe and many other countries. He also earned a dual bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska. He retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer after 23 years of service and continued his career with the Civil Service for another 20 years. Joe was always incredibly proud to have been of service to his country.
Joe enjoyed so many things in life, including fishing and golf. He served as a Grand Master in the Masons and had many other hobbies, including restoring western horse saddles. He was very devoted to his family and loved spending quality time with his brothers, Gilberto, Rene and Bobby and sister Elvia. He was very close to the Carter family in NC. He loved the family reunions and the wonderful times they shared together. Joe had many friends and would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a loving, kind, and compassionate man. Joe touched so many lives and he will live forever in our hearts.
Joe is survived by his wife Tiny Carter Munguia, and their three children Terry Munguia and his wife Terri of Burleson Texas, Gloria Felice Ordaz of El Paso, Texas, Pamela Moran and her husband Jeffrey Moran of Chapel Hill, NC. Six beautiful grandchildren, Daniel Rolando Ordaz, Kaitlin Olivia Moran, Ashley Nicole Munguia, Preston Alexander Munguia, Brooke Iris Moran and Marco Angelo Ordaz. Four beautiful great grandchildren Hazel Mia Heavenly Ordaz and Nova May Nolani Ordaz, Jordan Davis and Sky Ordaz.
Visitation will be at 11:00 AM, with Funeral Service at 12:00 PM on Monday, April 25, 2022 at Sunset Funeral Homes- Northeast 4631 Hondo Pass. Committal Service will follow at 1:30 PM, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Please visit online registry at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the COPD Foundation.