The family of Joe O. Gomez will gather to pray the rosary at 7:00 PM, followed by a time of visitation and fellowship on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Graveside services will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 8, 2020, at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Joe passed on Thursday, December 31, 2020. In support of the health of his family, face coverings are mandatory while attending the services. The rosary will be live-streamed at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy.On February 26, 1942, Omar Joe Gomez was born to Nick and Rosa Gomez in Nixon, Texas. He moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1949 and later married Eva M. Macias, and they were married for 58 years. Joe worked for Texas Tech and then went to work for Santa Fe Railroad, where he retired after 23 years. He served as an usher at Our lady of Grace Catholic Church for 50 years. Joe was a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan and loved western movies, and he was an avid pool player.Survivors include his wife, Eva Gomez; their children, Terry (Kenneth) Ervin from Arlington, Texas, Jodie Martinez, Joe Anthony (Connie) Gomez, Jerome (JoAnna) Gomez, and Joe Gomez, Jr. all of Lubbock, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; brothers, Emilio (Connie) Gomez, Pete (Adela) Gomez all of Lubbock, Texas, Nick (Maria) Gomez of Arlington, Texas, and sister, Louisa (Armando) Guerrero of El Paso, Texas.Joe was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Juan “Mike” (Eva) Gomez, Jimmy (Lupe) Gomez; and sisters, Beatrice (Manuel) Lopez, and Victoria Arce.