GLEN ROSE—Graveside services for Jose R. Espino, 80, were held Friday, Aug. 11, at the Squaw Creek Cemetery in Rainbow, near Glen Rose, with Pastor J.J. Jennings officiating. Visitation was held Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel in Meridian.

Jose passed away at his residence near Glen Rose after an extended illness.

He was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, son of the late Francisco Espino and Martina Martinez Espino.

He grew up in Mexico and moved to Texas in 1970 settling in Glen Rose where he owned Espino Fencing.

Jose was a Catholic and married Rosa Martha Rabago on Aug. 25, 1959 in Acuna, Mexico.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Martha, of Glen Rose; daughters, Rosa Linda Espino of Glen Rose, Yolanda Espino of Glen Rose and Nancy Lewis and husband, Ronald, of Glen Rose; sons, Martin Espino and wife, Roseanne, of Glen Rose and Joe Espino and wife, Diana, of Waco; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, all of his siblings and a granddaughter, Coco Rose Espino.

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