August 18, 2013

Jose Mendoza

— Jose Mendoza, 75, of Dalton, passed away on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born on July 18, 1938, in Jalisco, Mexico, he was the son of the late Rafael and Maria Mendoza. He was married to Maria T. Valencia-Mendoza.

Jose loved attending church and spending time with family and friends. He will be remembered for his good-humored spirit towards others.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Maria T. Valencia-Mendoza; daughters, Mary, Alma and Dora, all of Dalton, Lidia and Angie of California; sons, Rafael, Roberto, Francisco, Manuel and Ricky, all of Dalton and Juvenal of California; sisters, Patty and Teresa of California, Matilde and Jesusita of Mexico and Rosalba of Ohio; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Jose was preceded in death by his daughter, Delia and his parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dalton.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton; (706) 529-5371.