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Joe Tello

Joe Tello, 57, of Quitman, Texas, went to his eternal home on December 14, 2020 after a hard-fought battle over the past several months.

Joe was born on August 26, 1963 to his parents Lawrence and Eula Tello.  He grew up and graduated in Lockhart, Texas.  He married his wife Vanessa on May 12, 1985 and together they had 3 children; Rhiannon, Bryan, and Brittni. 

Joe was a very active man.  He loved the outdoors, working with wood, and building various things.  His favorite past time was fishing.  You could always find him at the lake somewhere. 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Eula Tello

He is survived and will always be cherished by his wife, Vanessa Tello; his father, Lawrence Tello; Brother, Frank Tello; Sister, Elena Tello; children, Rhiannon George and husband Arthur, Bryan Tello, and Brittni Whiddon and husband Dakota; grandchildren, Gavin Head, Gracyn George, Zoey Tello, Darrin Whiddon, Wyatt George, Abby Tello and many other family members and friends.

There will be no services for Joe per his wishes. 

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Uncle Joe took on many hobbies as I was growing up and some I still have to this day. He wasn't only a great Uncle but also a friend. When he took up mountain biking I was right there with him. He used to pick up me and my bike and hit the trails in Austin. He then picked up comic book and card collecting. Every now and then he would pick me up and he'd take me to the Lockhart card and comic store where we'd hang out and he'd always get me something before we left. Some of the stuff I still have to this day. I watch UFC to this day but I can remember when he got me started on it he would bring dubbed tapes of the originals before it became famous and we'd watch them together. Then of course hi savoring hobby of all time, fishing. When I had the pleasure of having him right down the road from me I was one of his fishing buddies. Up until the last time I seen him I would still ask his advice on fishing topics. Umcle Joe was one of the most selfless people I ever knew. If anyone in his family ever needed help you could bet all you had to do is ask Uncle Joe and he would be on his way in no time. This loss has created the biggest hole in my heart of all I have had to face. I will forever love you for all you did for me. Miss you big!!!

Little Manuel Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM