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“Lynette and family - my heart bleeds for you my dear friend, I know how much you loved your father and that your family has a true and everlasting...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Victoria Brosset - Baytown, TX

“I will always remember Jojo as a caring friendly person.I sure will miss his little singing at El Toro when I had the pleasure of joining him and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Letcia (Tisha) Aguilar-Escalon - TX

“I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask. May God bless you all. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Harris - Baytowm, TX

“It was a pleasure and blessing knowing that Jo Jo was a great friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers go out to all his family. ...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Alma and Gilbert Slinas - Baytown, TX

“Our condolences to Kenny and the Esquivel Family may the Lord give you strength and peace. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Zea Family - Kyle, TX - Friend

“JOJO WAS A GREAT FREIND OF MY FOR A LONG TIME HE GAVE A CHANGE TO PLAY WITH THE BAYTOWN CARDS I WAS SO GLAD THAT HE LET ME PLAY GOD SAY SAID TO...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: GREGORY OLACHIA - dallas, TX

“Irene and families, my prayers are with you. Jose' was so wonderful to work with. He was always so pleasant and just overflowing with stories. The...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Bonnie Bartel - Dayton, TX

“I have lots of memories of this great person: Happy, intelligent, always upbeat, clean language, Johnny Rios, His Mother's breakfast tacos ,...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Emanuel Keyes - Highlands, TX

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to the Esquivel family...... ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Gloria Cardona Lopez - TX

“We are very sad. We have lost a great friend. Our sincerest condolences to the Irene and the family. Sincerely, The Amador Family. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Stefanie Amador - Baytown, TX

“I am so sorry for ya'lls loss. I will be praying for you and your family. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Ramirez - Pasadena, TX

“It's hard to imagine Our Lady of Guadalupe Church without Jose. My heartfelt condolences to his family, especially to Irene, with whom I went to...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Kirkley - Saint John's Abbey, MN


Jose Francisco Esquivel 72, born July 25, 1941, was called home to be with the Lord on February 22, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mariano and Marcella Esquivel.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and Love of his Life of 53 years, Irene Esquivel; children, Lynette (Roel) Cardona, Jose F. Esquivel Jr., Daniela (Mike) Buckner, Becky (David) Nichols and Kenny Esquivel; and grandchildren, Kimberly, Klay and Sariah Cardona, Alexzandria and Drew Buckner, Madison and Justin Nichols, all of Baytown. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Jewel. Jose is also survived by a brother, Nemesio (Mellie) Esquivel; sisters, Tina (Ed) Kaloustian, Carol (John) Wood and Jeanette (Jose) Esquivel/Miller; and by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a huge amount of friends.
Jose was in the US Air Force, and in 1968 received an Honorable Discharge. He worked at US Steel for many years and then retired from Exxon Chemical after 15 years. He will forever be remembered for his love for music and for the special times spent with his children and grandchildren. You could always find him at a school or sporting event with his grandchildren. Jose always loved being outdoors, fishing and gardening. He spent numerous hours as a coach, mentor and friend at Central Little League. Jose was known to help children become a better person/player and even picking them up for games and practices. He followed his sons from Little League through their High School Baseball years. Jose would light up a room with his infectious smile, his positive attitude, but most for his love for life.

Jose was of the Catholic faith and a lifetime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, IF there was an individual who loved their church unconditionally it would be our brother- Jose Esquivel. He had an unwavering devotion to his Lord and the church. Jose volunteered to help the church in the Sacristan Ministry. Jose truly listened to the word of God, lived the word of God, and worked to bring others to listen and have faith in the word. He inherited this from his mother (Marcella) who also served the church for many years. He was an active supporter of Our Lady of Guadalupe Altar Society "Las Guadalupanas" and for many years worked alongside his mother, Marcella, and his wife, Irene, cooking and cleaning and fundraising for the society. No doubt with Jose and Marcella together, Heaven will be better organized. He was also in the church choir and he will be greatly missed by all those who knew him and worked alongside him and will remember him for his devout work and tender loving care for God, family, friends, and church community. Jose leaves behind for all of us a lasting example of how to believe in the word, live the word and have faith in the word by his dedicated work and actions. It is now time for the Lord to come to aid and serve Jose.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, from 5 to 8 pm, with a Rosary service at 7:00 pm at Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1124 Beech St., Baytown, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.