Obituaries: Jose Manuel Garcia Rios

OTTUMWA-Jose Manuel Garcia Rios, 64, of Ottumwa, died at 12:05 p.m. June 9, 2019 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

He was born January 23, 1955 in Los Remedios, Durango, Mexico to Gabino and Margarita Rios.

At the age of 21, Jose moved to California where he worked as a farm laborer.  He moved to Ottumwa in 2000.  Jose retired from Cargill Meat Solutions in Ottumwa.

He attended St. Mary of the Visitation.

Jose enjoyed fishing, his music, scratch lottery and most importantly loved his family.

Jose is survived by his wife, Carmela Sanchez Nevarez; his children, David (Jessica) Rios of Minooka, IL, Anica Rios of Shreveport, LA, Lorena (Jaime D.) Ortiz of Tulare, CA and Maria (Santiago) Morales Rios of Ottumwa; grandchildren, Lizeth, Jose E., Julian, Brian, David A., Lily, Mariah, Carmen, Daniel and Damian; several siblings including, Deyla Garcia, Alejandra Garcia, Elvia Garcia and Dora Garcia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents who helped raise him, Josefa Ornelas and Pedro Rios.

Funeral Mass will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Visitation with Father James Betzen C.PP.S. presiding.  Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

Visitation with the family present will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home.