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Jose O. Vargas

May 1, 1950 ~ January 20, 2022 (age 71)


Jose (Hoserr) was born on May 1, 1950 in Mexico to Jose Jesus and Catalina Vargas. He passed away  on January 20, 2022 in Manteca, California. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Deborah "Lynne" Vargas and children: Loriann, George, Christopher Fernandez, Angela Spears, Crystal Hibbard and Michelle (Dean) Carr. He was blessed with 14 wonderful grandchildren: Joseph, Sarah, Stephanie, Adrianna, Christina, Elizabeth, Jasmin, Joseph, Jordyn, Gwenn, Landan, Severi, Jaxon, Addison, and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Catalina Vargas and 6 siblings: Javier (Esther), Ruben, Eddie, Gerardo (Amelia), John (Nora) and his sister, Norma Vargas. He is preceded in death by his father Jose Jesus, siblings Armando, Jesus Vargas, Irma Gortarez, and daughter Teresa Fernandez.

Jose proudly served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter mechanic. He enjoyed playing and watching sports, reading and watching anything history related , putting together model cars, going to drag races and working on old cars. He never saw a movie once and he had a contagious laugh. He loved going on family vacations whether it be to theme parks, camping with quads or jet skiing. He had a big heart and loved his family unconditionally. He will be truly missed.

P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the Vargas Family. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 2pm at San Joaquin National Cemetery, 32053 McCabe Rd. Santa Nella CA 95322. Masks are required and limited physical contact for those who may be ill. An online guestbook is available for condolences at





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Graveside Service
February 17, 2022

2:00 PM
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
32053 W, McCabe Road
Gustine, CA 95322

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