May 9, 1951 - March 4, 2022
Jose Andres Vasquez was born on May 9, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, and departed this life on March 4, 2022. Jose, the oldest of eleven, grew up in Texas with his family until 1970 when they moved to Central Florida. Jose withdrew from school at an early age to help provide for the family but did obtain his GED. He was a truck driver in his early days and was able to travel all over the country. He then started working at Minute Maid in Leesburg in the early 80's. He retired from Minute Maid, then started a career in utility locating. He retired from the City of Leesburg on February 25th 2022 after over 20 years of service. Jose was a man of God, a faithful servant. He loved his family and spending time with his grandbabies. He loved coaching and playing softball. He was an active Rec league coach, private pitching coach and served as the Assistant/Pitching coach at Leesburg High school. He has influenced many players over the years that would still reach out to him and has also coached some of their children. He umpired fast pitch/slow pitch softball when he wasn't coaching or playing. He loved old muscle cars, comic books, movies, sports but especially football. He was the biggest Dallas Cowboys fan as well as a Florida Gator. There was never a time that he didn't have a smile on his face, he never met a stranger, and his laugh was infectious, you couldn't not smile around him. He was the kindest soul and simply put just, the best. He was the best son, brother, husband, father, Papa and coach anyone could hope to have. This world was better with him in it, but we are confident he is Home now. He is loved and missed beyond words. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Lisa, his son Michael of Webster, daughter Andrea (Davey) of the Villages, Antonia of Lady Lake and Ericka (Brandon) of Lady Lake. Grandchildren: Brandon, Alyssa, Alexis, Addison, Ashlyn, Camden and Noah. His mother Rosa of Brooksville, brothers and sisters: Alejandro of Ocala, Juanita( Santos) of Texas, Valentin (Glenda) of Brooksville, Daniel Of Brooksville, Antonio of Brooksville, Jose Jr of Brooksville, Juan of Brooksville, Veronica( Paul) of Brooksville, and Raul (Irene) of Arizona. He is preceded in death by his father Jose Vasquez Sr. of Brooksville, father in law Larry Curry of Leesburg; his sister Connie Vasquez, grandchild Andres Toothaker. There will be a celebration of Life on March 12, 2022 at 11:00am, visitation prior at 10:00am at Grace Bible Baptist Church. 1703 Lewis Rd Leesburg FL 34748. Burial will be at Lone Oak Cemetery following the service. 306 Thomas Ave Leesburg Fl 34748 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace Bible Baptist Church.
Jose Andres Vasquez was born on May 9, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, and departed this life on March 4, 2022. Jose, the oldest of eleven, grew up in Texas with his family until 1970 when they moved to Central Florida. Jose withdrew from school... View Obituary & Service Information
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