Services for retired Sgt. Maj. Jose Angel Alvarado Jr., of Copperas Cove, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church in Copperas Cove. Interment will full military honors will follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Mr. Alvarado was born Oct. 10, 1938, in Laredo to Jose Angel Alvarado Sr. and Manuela Gracia. He was raised and educated in Laredo.
He entered the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served 29½ years, retiring as a sergeant major. He was a veteran of Vietnam serving three tours there.
He also earned an associate’s degree at CTC and worked for 17 years at the post office in Killeen.
He was a Master Mason, member of the Scottish Rite and the Knights of Columbus.
He loved golf, fishing and learning, always attending classes at CTC.
Mr. Alvarado was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Maria Ojeda; and a brother, Domingo Alvarado.
Survivors include his wife, Guadalupe Soliz Alvarado of Copperas Cove; two daughters, Guadalupe Linda Alvarado and her husband, Gregory Daniel Pack, of Copperas Cove and Marie Teresa Tucker and her husband, Hans Tucker, of Alvin; and two grandchildren, Teresa Lynn Pack and Isabel Anita Pack, both of Alvin.
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at www.crawfordbowers.org.