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Jose Ochoa

A wonderful father, grandfather, and friend entered into eternal rest on February 5, 2018.  Jose Ochoa, age 83 of Trinidad, TX passed away in Athens.
Jose was born September 11, 1934 in Penitas, TX to Jose Ochoa and Beatriz Ramirez Ochoa.  
At the age of 15 he started working at his Uncle's restaurant "Gilbert's El Charro Restaurant" in Tyler, TX.  He had the opportunity to open his own restaurant in 1969.  He moved his family to Payne Springs, where the first Ochoa's Family Restaurant was established.  Jose or "Poppa Joe" as known to the community moved the restaurant to Malakoff in 1973, where it still remains the favorite Mexican Restaurant in the area.  All of his children worked in the restaurant as they were growing up.  Ochoa's now has three locations, Malakoff, Athens, and Canton.
He met and married the love of his life Anita Magallan June 16, 1956 in Rancho Grande, Mexico.  They had 52 wonderful years together before her passing on August 12, 2008.
Joe is preceded in death by his wife Anita Ochoa, parents Jose and Beatriz Ochoa, sister Alicia Torrez, and great-granddaughter Alina Gamez.
He is survived by his children Melia and husband Marty Reid, Mary Lou and husband Bill Faulk, Javier Ochoa, George and wife Melany Ochoa, Joe Ochoa, Anna and husband Gary Wigley, Nancy and husband Damazo Gamez, Jerry Ochoa, Julian and wife Brenda Ochoa, Jesse and wife Diana Ochoa, sister Maria Elizondo, sister Melia Ochoa, twenty one grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild.  
Visitation for Mr. Ochoa will be Sunday February 11 from 1:00 PM -2:30 PM at First Baptist Church, Malakoff.  His service will be at 2:30 at the church with his son-in-law Marty Reid officiating.  Interment will follow in the Malakoff Cemetery.

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Sunday, February 11, 2018
First Baptist Church, Malakoff
Mitcham Street
Malakoff, Texas, United States
75148

Service

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Sunday, February 11, 2018
First Baptist Church, Malakoff
Mitcham Street
Malakoff, Texas, United States
75148

Interment

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, February 11, 2018
Malakoff Cemetery
Smith Street
Malakoff, Texas, United States
75148

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Guestbook

We're so sorry for your loss. It was such a Blessing to have known Mr. Ochoa all these years. Our Prayers are extended to your Family during this time of sorrow. May God Bless you all and much Love, Mark & Patty Hansen

Mark & Patty Hansen Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM

To the family of Mr. Ochoa, we extend our sincere condolences. Although we did not know Mr. Ochoa personally, we enjoyed the results of his years of hard work by dining in the Canton restaurant regularly. We hope your family finds much comfort and blessings during this time of loss.

Bob and Kathleen Bobbitt Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jose Ochoa

Brenda Perez Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM

Joe I'm so sorry your dad passed away. I'm praying for you & your family God will wrap his arms around you. Sharon retired Van Zandt County.

Sharon Slayden Feb 10 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jose Ochoa

Michelle Melendez Feb 10 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear, sending prayers of comfort for the family.

Tony LeBlanc Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

Such a wonderful man. A great father and role model to all. A tireless work ethic, immense drive and unwavering devotion to his family. His life was full and rich and a blessing to all he encountered.

Terry Eskind Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

My heart is sad. I'm sorry for your loss. Mr. Ochoa touched many lives and always had a lesson with his talks. Very wise hard working loving man. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Much love to you guys. Love, One devoted customer

Misty Bane Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jose Ochoa

Misty Bane Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jose Ochoa

Billy & Sheri Fugitt Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

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