Joseph W. Petrash
September 12, 1958 - June 23, 2019
Joseph William Petrash, known to his family and friends as JW and Joe Willie, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019, at his home in Lytle,
at the age of 60.
JW was born September 12, 1958 in Edinburg, Texas to Julius Joseph “Chubby” and Ruby “Jean” Petrash, both who precede.
JW is survived by his wife of 30 years, Julie Ann Petrash; daughters, Audrey Erin Petrash, Morgan Ashlyn and her husband Oliver O’
neal Lewis; brother, Julius Roy ”Jay” Petrash and his wife Donna; nieces, Jessica Grimes and her husband Charlie, Katie Krenek and
her husband Kyle; great-nieces Emilee Korth, Avery Grimes, Lexi Krenek, and numerous cousins and friends.
JW was a graduate of Sul Ross University. JW served for over 40 years as a peace officer, the majority of those years were spent with
the cities of Devine, Alamo Heights, and Lytle Police Departments. He was president of the Oak Park Country Club in Lytle, vice
president of the Medina County ESD Board, and an elite member of Brown’s Dominio Club.
JW loved his family and was extremely proud of his daughters. JW also loved being outdoors, especially building things, fishing and
hunting. He was very pleased with the improvements he helped come to light at the Oak Park Country Club. JW was also fond of
Saturday lunches and Sunday breakfasts with his friends.
Visitation with a Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home
Chapel in Lytle. Lunch will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the Oak Park Country Club, 15235 Hester Street, Lytle