Joseph Leroy Vasquez, 79, of Apache Junction, passed away on February 18, 2018 in Chandler, Az. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on February 12, 1939. He is survived by; Daughter, Tammy Rice (Lawrence Rice); Son, Tony Vasquez (Kelly Vasquez); Step Children, Robin Nagel (Rick Nagel), Rhonda Nelson, Wendy Derner (Jim Derner), Pauline Drescher (Fane Drescher), Sisters; Terri Laratta (Jack Laratta), and Tonya Vasquez; 17 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; and many other loving family and friends. He served in the Navy. He will be missed by many and never forgotten.