Joe C. Diaz, Jr., 95, of Santa Paula, passed away March 3, 2012, in Santa Paula after a brief illness.
He was born in Globe, Ariz., San Carlos Res., on Aug. 6, 1913, and was a resident of Ventura County for 84 years coming from Globe, Ariz., San Carlos Res. He worked in construction for 30 years.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Cortez Diaz. He is survived by his daughter, Velia (husband John) Arellano; son, David (wife Jennie) Diaz; son, Joey Diaz; daughter, Sylvia Selvey; son, Sam (wife Isabel) Diaz; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 12 to 9 p.m., and rosary from 7 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, March 8, at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, Santa Paula. Funeral service will be Friday, March 9, at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.