Joel Manuel Marquez of Miami, Okla. passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his home. He was 84.

Joel was born May 15, 1933 in Colotlan, Jalisco, Mexico to Joel and Regina (Pacheco) Marquez. He had lived in Miami for 23 years moving here from Lakewood, Calif. He was a supervisor for Western Kraft Corp. in Rancho Domingo, Calif. He attended First Baptist Church in Miami, Okla. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters Stella, Dina and Rhode. 

He married Frances LaVoy (Peck) Marquez in November 1953 and she survives of the home. He is also  survived by his son Bobby Marquez and wife Irma of Miami, Okla., two brothers Saul Marquez and Lemuel Marquez both of Mexico. 

Funeral Services will be Friday, August 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, Okla. Rev. Larry Convirs will officiate. Interment will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to service on Friday at the funeral home chapel.    Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at