Joseph Sandoval Lucero, born on September 24, 1942 and best known as the legend, Papa Joe of Oakdale, kicked the bucket on July 14, 2022. He is survived by his two children, Joey Lucero and Jennifer Lucero Morris, his daughter-in-law Virgie Lucero, his five grandkids – Joanne Grivette, Desirae Powell, Brandon Lucero Morris, Jaimee Lucero, Jordan Lucero and three great grand babies – Jaiden, Jeremy and Baron and another, Mila Jo, on the way.
His larger-than-life personality and heart of gold will always be remembered by those who met him.
He loved fishing, country music, his cowboy hat, and an El Dorado Market tamale. He did any and everything he could with and for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
“Nite Nite, Papa!”
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Aug. 3, 2022