Jose Angel Clarke, 38, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in a Corpus Christi hospital after a short illness. He was born in Rio Grande City, Texas on October 8, 1977 to his parents, Eduardo Rosa and San Juanita Clarke. Jose Angel was raised by his grandparents, Guillermo Sr. and Celia S. Clarke. He was employed by Southern Supply as a welder and mechanic. He was a loving father, husband, son, brother, and uncle that will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, San Juanita Clarke, grandfather, Guillermo Clarke, Sr. and uncle, Jesus "Mocho" Rodriguez.

Jose Angel is survived by wife of 18 years of marriage, Renee C. Clarke of Freer, Texas; two sons, Jose Angel Clarke Jr. and John David Clarke both of Freer, Texas; his grandmother that raised him like a son, Celia S. Clarke; seven sisters, Melissa Clarke (Orlando Bazan), Yolanda (Bayo) Gonzalez, Eva Clark (Mike Carrillo), Anita (Gustavo) Garza, Sylvia (Mocho) Rodriguez, Diana Benavides (Roel Ruiz) and Maria (Juve) Mireles; six brothers, John Lewis Clarke, Guillermo (Olga) Clarke Jr., Felipe Clarke, Humberto (Sally) Clarke, Adan Clarke and Jessie (Rebecca) Clarke; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Garza Funeral Home in Freer, Texas with a Rosary at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11 , 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Freer, Texas. Interment will follow at the Clarkesville Cemetery in Freer, Texas.

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Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home