Joey was born Dec. 11, 1969, in Karnes City, the son of Jesus J. Salinas and Yolanda Villarreal Salinas. He was a lifelong resident of Kenedy. He was a 1991 graduate of Kenedy High School. Joey attended classes at Palo Alto College in San Antonio and Bee County College (Costal Bend College) in Beeville. He was a faithful member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Kenedy.
Survivors include his parents, Jesus and Yolanda Salinas of Kenedy; his sisters, Aileen Roel and husband Ed and Kathleen Salinas, both of San Antonio; his niece, Abigail Roel; and his maternal grandparents, Pedro and Maria Villarreal of Kenedy.
Preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Serapio and Maria Salinas.
A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Kenedy. Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating. Interment followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kenedy.