A Celebration of Life
Jose Antonio Canales Hernandez, 56, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away peacefully on January 10, 2023, surrounded by his beloved family.
Jose was born November 30, 1966, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He graduated high school from Academia Santa Teresita where he was a volleyball player of the school’s team, the Royals #1. He went to University in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas, Pen Foster Career School; Instituto Biblico Internacional at Oral Roberts University and was a minister of the Gospel of Christ certified with Faith Christian Fellowship International Church Inc.
Jose was predeceased by his father, Victor Manuel Canales, an Army veteran and his mother, Carmen Gloria Hernandez a housewife. He is survived by his wife, Yamileth; his daughter, Yvanna Gloribeth; his sister, Wanda; and his niece, Annagabriella.
In 1988, he met Yamileth Alvarado in Killeen Texas, he asked her out, she said pick me up at 10 am on Sunday morning, and they went to church. They wed in 1989, going on to have one daughter in 1995, the baby girl he always wanted: Yvanna Gloribeth.
Jose held a few professional occupations since he was 9 years old, from having a newspaper route via bicycle, to owning his own cleaning companies for cars and businesses, call center director to knowing everything about computers and telephone systems; a realtor and small plane assistant delivering ice-cream to small islands near his beloved Puerto Rico; an innovated business startup man and IT self-tough, to hospital patient advocate, he was an entrepreneur always re-inventing himself.
He enjoyed singing and playing music, to writing songs, singing salsa, playing at festivals and at church. He was an active member of churches both Anglo and Spanish; he would help to open churches, church pantries, help ministries, directed men’s groups, to serve in every ministry of the church and preaching the gospel.
He loves cars and motorcycles, speed adrenalin and being a mentor for young men. He loves to cook and create new flavors. He open his house to missionaries, bible students and his vast in-law family, he was very creative, sweet, cheerful, funny, a hard working man, an awesome friend, and very social, an extrovert, nobody was a stranger to him.
Jose will be dearly missed and always remembered for his contagious laugh and friendly smile.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2023 in the Rivercrest Chapel & Event Center. The event will be livestreamed at: https://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/83556