Joel Tovar

Joel Frazier Tovar, 36, of Winfield, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.

A memorial has been established in Joel’s name for the Winfield City Lake Memorial Garden. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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Joel was born July 15, 1985, the son of Mary and Jesse in Winfield. He was raised in Winfield and attended Winfield Public Schools through sixth grade. He was then home schooled through 12th grade.

Joel first began working at age 16 for a local interior decorating company, re-doing floors, laying carpet and more. He moved on to cleaning windows and offices. He then worked for a local computer business for several years. Later he began working in a restaurant, where he quickly moved into management.

When Joel wasn’t working, he enjoyed playing board games, video games, cooking and making up his own recipes. He especially enjoyed sharing and teaching these things to his son.  Joel loved learning. If something was of interest to him, he would spend hours researching the subject. This made it very difficult to beat him at trivia games.

Joel had two sons, Anson and Ashura. He loved his children greatly. He loved spending time with his sons, and often said how amazing they both were, and that they were the best part of him and were his greatest accomplishments.

Joel was preceded in death by his beloved grandpa, Harold A. Munson, who was his mentor and father figure; his grandfather, Henry Tovar; grandmother, Enriqueta Treviño; great-grandfathers, Arthur H. Munson and Jack Anderson; great-grandmothers, Nellie Ruth Anderson and Ethyl Munson; and one unborn child.

Joel’s family includes his two sons, Anson Tovar, of Winfield, and Ashura Tovar, of Oxford; his mother, Mary Munson, of Winfield; his grandparents, Linda Scott and husband, Virgil; his aunts, Judy Wittenborn and husband, Mark, of Douglass, Dawn Andes and husband, Klay, of Winfield, and Leticia Treviño, of Las Vegas, Nev.; his uncle, Fernando Treviño, of Hanska, Minn.; and many more aunts, uncles and cousins.