Joe Olivas

Joe Olivas, 74 of Amarillo passed away May11, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born October 25, 1949, to Julia Enriquez and Patrick Olivas Sr.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2024, at New Life Outreach Ministries, 406 Pittsburg Street, Amarillo, Texas.  The family will receive visitors on Wednesday night, May 15, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 3707 Wolflin Ave.

He was a loving husband to Cara who he married on February 3, 2002. He was devoted, father, son, brother, and grandfather. he enjoyed spending time with his family, and the light of his life was his grandkids Had a great sense of humor and a passion for life he always found time for his hobbies and enjoyed being outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, camping, cookouts, and gardening. He loved to enjoy a nice ride on his Harley Davidson. When he wasn’t outside, he enjoyed watching movies and you can’t forget his western movies. He loved the casinos and his lottery scratch off’s. He was a jack of all trades, if he could fix it, he would and he could show you about anything you asked him to help you with. Joe was a good man, and he loved his Dallas Cowboys.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Julia Enriquez and Patrick Olivas, Sr.; his sister BillieAnn Alvarez, and his granddaughter Seniada Olivas.

Survivors include his wife, Cara Shaw; two sons, Matthew Olivas and Marty Olivas; two daughters Celesty Olivas and husband Anthony, and Ashley Olivas and husband Don; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a sister Mary Solis; two brothers Patrick Olivas and wife Syliva, and Michael Christopher and his partner Rodney, as well as several nieces and nephews.


  1. Grace Martinez

    You will always be in our hearts and we will carry you in our souls. We love you and will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace our lord our savior. ♥️🙏🏼

  2. Kory Jensen

    Joe, your Tri-State family will miss you deeply. We will always be thankful for the years of service you have given our company. May you rest in peace and finally be free of cancer.

    To the family: You are in our prayers. May God give you peace and comfort during this time.

  3. Benacio Prado

    I really admired Joe never heard anyone that had nothing to say but good things about Joe he will be missed may God bless his family.

  4. Nyssa Shaw

    Joe, my sweet brother-in-law. You’ve been one of the kindest and sweetest people I’ve known. I will miss our easy teasing and banter and watching westerns with you. Thanks for the happy times we’ve shared. I am thankful that I will see you on the other side someday.

    Love you forever!

    Nyssa Shaw

  5. Tony Rodriguez

    Joe was a great man and loved his family so much. It was a great honor to know him. He will be missed and remembered by all the lives he touched, including mine and Thalias…

  6. Joe Francis

    Joe was my superintendent and friend for several years. He taught me some tricks of our trade among a lot of other things. Joe would help you if you needed anything. I know some of his family and they made me part of their family. Just like Joe. I’ll miss him. God bless you all. Joe was the best.

  7. roberta martinezRoberta Martinez

    May you Rest in peace thank you uncle Joe for being a wonderful friend and husband to my friend Cara it was fun working with ya at the detailing shop you will be missed by many , No more pain no more suffering may you rest in paradise say hi to my dad and uncle jesse you were Uncle Joe RIP always be remember 🙏🙏

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