Joseph Zepeda, Sr.

Joseph Zepeda Sr., 55, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday September 1, 2021 at UTMB Hospital in League City, Texas.  He was born on April 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas to John and Mary Zepeda.

Joey grew up in Bellaire, Texas, he was a resident of Hitchcock, Texas, and a resident of League City, Texas for the last 10 years.  He attended and played baseball at Ranger Junior College.  He worked for BNSF Railroad as a conductor for the last 24 years.  He loved sports and coached many baseball, softball and football teams for his children and nephews. Joey was also a volunteer firefighter for the city of Hitchcock. Joey was an avid hunter and fisherman, but he also just loved sitting on the front porch of his ranch in Rocksprings, Texas and enjoying nature.  The biggest joy of Joey’s life was spending time with his children, grandchildren, family and friends.  He always believed in bringing his family together.  He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend, coach and mentor. He was loved by so many and will be missed, but never forgotten.

Joey is preceded in death by his father John Zepeda Sr and his younger sister Martina Zepeda.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 31 years Tracy Zepeda, mother, Mary Zepeda, mother-in-law Shirley Kemmerling, his children: Brooke Clarke and husband Zachary Sr., Joseph Zepeda Jr., Brittany Perry and husband Nathaniel Sr., Thomas Zepeda and Jesse Zepeda, three brothers: John Zepeda and wife Rebecka, Jesse Zepeda and wife Jan, Paul Zepeda and wife Andrea, 4 sisters: Let Guzman and husband Ed Spinks , Pat Castillo and husband Ted, Judy King and husband Jeff Holmes, Mary Capistran and husband Joe, his grandchildren: Zoey Kaczmarick, Zaleigh Clarke, Bella Clarke, Zachary Clark Jr., Brayden Clarke and Nathaniel Perry Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at the Crowder Funeral Home, 851 FM 517, Dickinson, Texas 77539,, 281-337-1515 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 12 – 2pm.  Service will be officiated by Justin Hall beginning at 2pm.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Joseph Zepeda Jr., Thomas Zepeda, Jesse Zepeda, Zachary Clarke Sr., Nathaniel Perry Sr., Austin Zepeda, John Zepeda Jr., Jesse Zepeda, Paul Zepeda and Scott Fleming.

The Family would like to thank all the medical staff, doctors and especially the nurses a the UTMB League City for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the League City Volunteer Fire Department.

Donations can be sent to:
League City VFD, 555 West Walker Street, League City, Tx 77573, Attn: Barry Eppley,



  1. Joey will be tremendously missed by us all but especially by my boys. Uncle Joey played a very important part in our lives. The many awesome memories will be what I hold on to. His family all know that I love them and my heart is hurting for them. He will rest in peace. God speed.

    Brenda Kemmerling
  2. Sending my condolences to the Hall family and anyone who mourns Joey’s passing. I’m praying for yall😢

    Nancy Rosenthal
  3. Prayers for healing and peace to the Zepeda family.
    As you well know, Joe was loved and respected by his friends.
    I’ve known and worked around Joe for about 20 years and in that time never saw Joe without a smile on his face. He had a positive spirit and that spirit was felt by others. He never seemed to have a bad day.
    He will be missed.
    RIP Joe and Gods speed.

    Edward Koeb
  4. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family. I had the pleasure of meeting Joey from softball. He was always so nice and had such a big heart. My prayers will be with his family for comforting them during this time of great loss.

    Becky Kringel
  5. Didn’t know him well but he seemed like a good guy, may he Rest In Peace.

    Jake Osuna
  6. Sorry for your Lost and God Bless Joe and the whole family. Love to all of you Neill and Donna McEachern.

    Neill & Donna Mceachern
  7. To Tracy and Family:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Ruby & Henry Wulf

    Ruby Wulf
  8. Pat, I am truly sorry for the loss of your brother. He sounded like an amazing person. My prayers to you and your families. Love Cora Bransford

  9. May the lord walk with the family and give them the strength they need to carry on.
    I’m sorry for your loss.

    Kaylynn Splettstosser
  10. Tracy, I wish I had words. I offer my deepest condolences to you and your family. I wish words could ease your loss. I always think of your home on Mimosa as filled with laughter. Hugs to you and yours.

    Katherine DeStefano
  11. My deepest condolences and prayers for the family. Joe was a great friend and Co worker. Enjoyed working with him throughout the years. He will be missed by coworkers alike. God Bless Joe!! RIP.

    Michael W. Rushing
  12. I was very sadden when I heard about Joe’s passing. Joe and I meet at Lamar High school and became very good friends. We hung out all the time, even long after high school along with are other friends. I will never forget our friendship and memories that we shared as we grew up. My deepest condolence to the Zepeda family, relatives and friends.

    Randy Trevino
  13. Joey was an amazing friend growing up in Bellaire. Every body who knew him loved him. He was always just one of the “good guys”..good friend.
    My family and I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Vera Mann

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