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Jose Antonio Morell

February 9, 1927 ~ August 10, 2020 (age 93)

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Jose Antonio Morell -  9 February 1927 – 10 August 2020

He was born on 9 Feb 1927 in Camuy, Puerto Rico and passed away from Alzheimer’s on 10 August 2020.  Jose joined the US Army on 9 Feb 1945, and retired after 30 years, as a Chief Warrant Officer Four.  After he retired, he took his love of cars and started working at Jordan Ford.  He won many Salesman of the Month awards while at Jordon Ford.  He then was hired at Ft Sam Houston as a Civil Service Employee.  He worked ten years for the Inspector General Office inspecting vehicle maintenance facilities at  many National Guard units.  He finally decided to really retire. He was married for 71 years to Silvia Morell.  They had three children, Jose Morell Jr., preceded him in death (Spouse Donna), Yolanda Lay (Spouse William), Miriam Bowers, (Spouse Stacy), 6 grandchildren, June (John), Michael (Nicole), Sarah (Michael), Stephen (Christine) Crystal, and Lisa,10 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. 

Jose loved watching his family grow and was always there with advice for his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed working on cars, playing golf, traveling to his favorite place Puerto Rico, salsa music and dancing.  He was always taking photographs. 

Jose never met a stranger. He was extremely outgoing, caring, and enthusiastic about meeting new people. Throughout his career, which took him all over the world, he established long-term friendships that he maintained throughout his lifetime.

The family would like to Thank the staff at Poets Walk and Embrace Hospice for the care they provided him.  Thank you for treating him with dignity.  

St Jude's was Jose's favorite charity. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Jude children's hospital.

The Morell Family would like to invite everyone to the Prayer Service via Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76531685834?pwd=VFN5cDdzRExHZ0RSbU5SMk1PRkVzdz09

Meeting ID: 765 3168 5834
Passcode: 6vG69J

 

Live stream is provided via the link below:

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Streaming will begin at 11:25 a.m.

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Services

Prayer Service
Monday
August 24, 2020

11:30 AM
Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory
7735 Gibbs Sprawl Road
San Antonio, TX 78239

Viewing
Monday
August 24, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory
7735 Gibbs Sprawl Road
San Antonio, TX 78239

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