Jose M. “Pepe” Gallegos, 73, a lifetime resident of San Diego, Texas was called home on Sunday, March 8, 2015 in an Alice hospital. He was born in San Diego, Texas on December 26, 1941 to his parents, Antonio and Lucinda Gallegos. He was employed as a construction operator for over fifty ears and retired from Asphalt Paving Co. He enjoyed ranching and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jose Gallegos Jr. and his parents, and his parent-in-law, Leopoldo and Dora Canales.

Jose is survived by his wife of 45 years of marriage, Adelina C. Gallegos of San Diego, Texas; three sons, Joel (Trisha Garza) Gallegos, Antonio (Heather) Gallegos and Jose Gallegos III all of San Diego, Texas; one daughter, Angelica (Steven) Smithwick of San Diego, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Leslie Gallegos of San Diego, Texas; two sisters, Juanita (Oscar) Maldonado and Viola (Lorenzo) Solis both of San Diego, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Guadalupe Gallegos, Clara Solis and Linda Gonzalez; two brothers-in-law, Luis Estringel and Polo Canales all of San Diego, Texas; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Interment will follow at the San Diego Cemetery in San Diego, Texas.

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Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home,