Jose Juan Ortega

August 29, 1950 ~ December 16, 2021 (age 71)


Jose Juan Ortega: Shortly after his birth in Menard, TX on August 29th, 1950, born to Alfredo Sr. and Valentina Ortega, he moved to the South Plains area.  As an adult, Jose moved to Sundown, TX where he started his family and worked in the Oil field as a Derrick Man and a Roustabout for M & Q Oil Co. for several years.  His hobbies were watching the Grit Western Station watching his favorite actor John Wayne, and his favorite movie 'Top Gun'. He liked building nick knacks and stuff and fixing things, showing his grandchildren how to work with tools. In the evening he’d go outside on the sundeck and sit on his favorite chair and light up a cigarette and pop a top on a cold one enjoying the sunset. 


Proceeded in Death by:

Parents:  Alfredo Sr. and Valentina Rodriguez Ortega

Son: Jeremy Ortega  and Jacob Sanchez

Granddaughter: Jazlynn Lovee Ortiz



Daughters: Consuelo Rodriguez of Sundown, and Natasha Ortega, Janie Sierra, and Cynthia Cantu all three of Lubbock,  Lorie Ann Covarrubias of San Antonio

Sons: Joe Ortega of Abilene, Jesse Aguilar and Henry Sierra both of Lubbock,

Grandchildren:  15    Great Grandchildren:  9

Sisters: Tina Collins of Florida, Betty Lopez of Levelland, Diane Davila of South Carolina, Angela Ortega, Yolanda Ortega and Lisa Ortega all three of Lubbock and Rebecca Orona of Presidio

Brothers:   Mingo Ortega and Tive Mares

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December 21, 2021

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Head Duarte Funeral Home
1402 Houston St
Levelland, TX 79336

Funeral Service
December 22, 2021

10:00 AM
Head Duarte Funeral Home
1402 Houston St
Levelland, TX 79336

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