Joe T. Valdez, Jr. passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance with Rosary services at 7 p.m. followed by visitation from 8 pm-9 pm Monday, August 17, 2015 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.Joe was born on February 5, 1928 to the late Jose and Tomasa (Torres) Valdez in Hondo, TX. On November 21, 1944 he married Pauline Hernandez in Lubbock. Joe served in the US Army. Following his military service he drove a truck, retiring from Furr’s Inc. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Joe had a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed.Joe is survived by his wife, Pauline Valdez, eight children, Jesse Valdez, Julian Valdez, Josephine Montes, Rosendo Valdez, Janie Garza, Linda Rodriguez, Tomas Valdez, and Steve Valdez all of Lubbock, nineteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, a sister, Manuela Ortiz, and a brother, Luis Torres both of California.