Joel Martinez Rangel, Sr., 61, went to be at peace on Monday, January 14, 2013. He was born on August 5, 1951 in Robstown, Texas to Raul and Esther Martinez Rangel, Sr. He resided most of his life In Robstown and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

He goes home to reunite with his parents and one brother, Reverend Isaac Rangel, Sr. who preceded him in death.

Joel is survived by his wife of 39 years of marriage, Cleofas H. Rangel of Robstown, Texas; three children, Joel (Rebecca) Rangel, Jr. of Corpus Christi, Texas, Roel Rangel, Debra Rangel both of Robstown, Texas; five brothers, Raul Rangel, Jr., Isaias (Leonarda) Rangel, Samuel (Christina) Rangel, Ruben (Christine Vanegas) Rangel all of Robstown, Texas, Saul (Elvira) Rangel of Driscoll, Texas; three sisters, Esther (Edward) San Miguel of Corpus Christi, Texas, Rebecca Perez, and Abigail (Lauro) Piņa both of Robstown, Texas. He was also blessed with one grandson, Joel Rangel, III, two granddaughters, Andrea Nicole Rangel and Kiara Gamboa, as well as, many other relatives and friends who loved him dearly.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown, Texas. The Funeral Service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown, Texas. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Ramon Funeral Home, Inc.