Jose “Charro” Ramirez

Jose “Charro” Ramirez, 94, of Waco, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at a local nursing home.

Visitation: 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, November 19, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, with the reciting of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial: 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Benjamin Magnaye officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Jose was born March 12, 1925 in Leon, Guanajato, Mexico to Fortino and Aurora (Pavon) Ramirez. He married the love of his life, Carolina Arriaga, February 13, 1954. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother. Jose was a hard worker. He took great pride in keeping up his lawn, which was often known as the best lawn in the neighborhood. He was also an avid boxing and football fan. Jose was honest and showed integrity in everything he did. He was always helping those in need, especially his children. He and Carolina raised two of their great-grandchildren as if they were their own children. Jose was a gracious host, and he adored all of his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Carolina; parents, Fortino and Aurora Ramirez; brother, Juan Ramirez; sisters, Rosa, Victoria, and Maria Ramirez; and son, Cosme Sanchez, Jr.

Jose is survived by his children, David Ramirez and wife, Esther, Bernarda “Bennie” Galvan and husband, Honorio, and Henry Ramirez; daughter-in-law, Mary Lee Sanchez; brother, Tranquilino Ramirez; sisters, Guadalupe Munoz, Feliciana, Edelmira, Mariaelena, and Yolanda Ramirez; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-grandson due in March.

The family would like to thank Blue Bonnet Hospice, and the staff of Senior Care of Hewitt, especially Patsy and Pilar, for their love and care for Jose.

Pallbearers will be Armando Ramirez, Tristan Gonzalez, Mark Galvan, Kevin Galvan, Michael Galvan and Jose Ramirez.

Place of Service: Sacred Heart Catholic Church , 2621 Bagby; Waco, TX 76711

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  1. Even in it’s brevity, the time we knew each other we had some good laughs. Hearing your story at Christmas that year was awesome. I seen the joy it brought you to tell me that story so it didn’t bother me one bit that it was a 3 hour story. The fact that I had the privilege to sit and listen is what matters to me. We sat out on the swing one day for 2 hours and talked about our life experiences while smoking a cigarette or two, or three, or four, most likely five. I really enjoyed that day. The world lost a good man, our loss is heavens gain. You will be missed and don’t you worry at all about that tire, I will look after it and I do believe one day someone will buy it. It was a privilege to know you sir, until we meet again.

    Greg Gauer

  2. David, so sorry for your your loss, I know how much he meant to you and all of your family we
    Send our love

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