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Joseph Arzola

May 2, 1947 — June 13, 2023

Austin, Texas

In loving memory of Joe Arzola

Joe Arzola, a knowledgeable, strong-willed, and loving man, was born in Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico, in 1946 to Norberto Arzola and Pioquinta Espino. With heavy hearts, we announce his passing and celebrate the remarkable life he lived.

Joe is survived by his devoted wife Irene Arzola and his children Patrick Arzola, Alan Arzola, Criselda Arzola, Xavier Flores, Cruz Flores, and Tiffany Arzola Parra. He was a cherished father, a supportive spouse, and a fun-loving grandfather. His love and guidance will forever be remembered by his grandchildren Nevaeh Arzola, Joaquin Arzola Parra, Logan Arzola Parra, Mila Arzola Parra, and Ari Flores.

Joe's love encompassed not only his human loved ones but also his furry companions. In the hereafter, he is joyfully reunited with his beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Jack Daniels Arzola.

Joe's journey led him to graduate from Sidney Lanier High School in San Antonio, Texas, in 1964. He furthered his education at St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Texas. During the Vietnam War era, Joe served his country as a Specialist 4th Class in the United States Army, demonstrating his unwavering dedication to his nation.

In 1974, Joe embarked on a career as a chemical technician, which spanned over three decades. He dedicated himself to his work and retired at a senior level in 2007, leaving a lasting impact on those he worked with.

Outside of his professional life, Joe found solace in the simple joys of reading, fishing, and sharing laughter with others. He had an infectious sense of humor and a genuine zest for life. However, his greatest happiness came from spending quality time with his family, particularly his beloved grandchildren.

Joe's legacy extends beyond his immediate family. He was a jack of all trades who instilled invaluable life lessons in his children and grandchildren. He emphasized the importance of respect, hard work, and kindness, ensuring that his teachings would shape future generations. His influence will forever be felt, as his wisdom is passed down through the ages.

Joe's passing has left a void in the lives of many. We hold dear the memories we shared with Joe, knowing that his spirit can feel the immense love we continue to hold for him, no matter where he may be.

As we bid farewell to Joe, let us remember the words of his favorite author Stephen King: "Remember hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Joe's legacy will forever inspire hope and remind us of the enduring power of love.

In the words of Coach Tom Landry, former coach of his favorite team the Dallas Cowboys: "Character is the ability of a person to see a positive end of things. This is the hope that a man of character has." Joe exemplified true character and taught us to always see the positive side of life.

May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory be a blessing to all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

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