Joel V. Morales
Joel V. Morales, 81, of Sutherland Springs, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Floresville. Joel was born on May 19, 1931, to Juan and Jovita Morales in Stockdale.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elouise Valles Morales; his brothers, Raul and David Morales; and his sister, Lola Rodriguez.
Joel is survived by his children, Joel Morales Jr. and wife Janie of Sutherland Springs, Joann Serrano of Marietta, Ga., and Billy Joe Morales of Floresville; brothers Fidel Morales and wife Rosie and Antonio Morales and wife Annie; his sister, Elisa Rodriguez; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 30, from 5-9 p.m. with a prayer service recited at 7 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia.
A funeral service was held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral chapel.
Interment followed in the Sutherland Springs Cemetery in Sutherland Springs.
Serving as pallbearers were Joel Morales Jr., Billy Morales, Danny Morales, Kevin Morales, Jaron Gonzalez, and Mario Luna Jr.