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Joel Valdez Hernandez

April 6, 1971 — December 19, 2020

Joel Valdez Hernandez, 49, of Pampa passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Pampa.

Rosary services will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Father Francisco Perez officiating.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Taylor Elzner officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Joel was born on April 6, 1971 in Big Spring to Espiridon Torres and Filomena Lerma Valdez Hernandez. He moved from Stanton to Pampa in 1988. Joel was member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He met Jackie Auringer on July 3, 2019 and they have been together ever since. Joel enjoyed working on his cars, his house, spending time with friends, and taking care of his family. He will be remembered as a kind-hearted man that gave even when he had nothing left.

Joel was preceded in death by his parents and 3 sisters, Maria O. Hernandez Bay, Lucy Ann Hernandez, and Ephiana Hernandez.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Jackie Auringer of the home; 4 sisters, Ramona Perez, Sofia Rodriguez and husband Ray, Rosalinda Saenz and husband Adan Jr., and Rosario Anguiano and husband Javier, all of Pampa; 5 nieces, Rosio Rios, Terry Hernandez, Amanda Chavarria, Amber Chavarria, and Lucy Ruiz, all of Pampa; 1 brother, Jose Martin Hernandez of Pampa; 5 nephews, Celestino Rodriguez, Michael Rodriguez, Joe Rodriguez, and Louis Rodriguez, all of Stanton and Alex Mendoza of Pampa; 4 great-nephews; 5 great-nieces; and numerous friends.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 810 W 23rd Ave, Pampa, TX, 79065.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel

600 N Ward St, Pampa, TX 79065

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church

810 W 23rd Ave, Pampa, TX 79065

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