Joseph Raul ''Joey'' Espinoza, 37, of San Manuel, AZ passed away in Mammoth, AZ January 9, 2020. The viewing will be held at McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel in Safford, AZ on February 1, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and the Celebration of Life will follow at the American Legion in Solomon, AZ.
Joey was born in Tucson, AZ on November 16, 1982, and attended San Manuel and Safford schools. He worked as an Electrician Journeyman.
Joey was an amazing and wonderful person. He loved playing his guitar everywhere and anywhere he went and loved to encourage and teach everyone how to play. He was always telling jokes and was a fun person to be around, and loved teaching what he could. Joey will forever be missed and always in our hearts. He has left a little piece of himself with everyone he loved and came into contact with. Joey will live on in our hearts forever and will be greatly and deeply missed.
Joey is survived by his children; Nevaeh, Joey and Merida Espinoza, grandparents; Raul and Josephine Peru, his brother, Abraham ''Gabe'' Espinoza, nephew Gabriel Espinoza, Sister Cecelia (Jacob ) Bonner, nephews; Jacob Raul and Elijah Ray Bonner, cousins; Natalie (Josh) Peters, Aunt Becky (Tony) Colvin, Uncle Joe (Teresa) Peru, Aunt Mary (Tony) Lopez, Aunt Margie (Sam) Chacon, Aunt Lina Peru, Uncle Ed (Yolanda) Espinoza, and Andy (Marie) Espinoza and many cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Connie Peru Espinoza and Joe Espinoza, grandparents; Joe Sr. and Helen Espinoza, uncle Sam Espinoza and cousins; Aaron Peru and Arnold Espinoza.