Jose Muñoz

Jose Muñoz passed away on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 with his loving family by his side. He was born in a small town named Tototlan, Jalisco, Mexico, on March 6, 1956.

At the young age of six, Jose moved to beautiful Santa Barbara, where he learned to appreciate its life and beauty. He attended Peabody Charter School, Santa Barbara Junior High School and Santa Barbara High School.

Jose enjoyed his free time zigzagging through the lanes of Highway 101 in his white corvette in company of anyone who dared to join him on his journey. During his busy times he would fabricate carpet cleaning machines and truck mounts right in his garage, where he began his carpet cleaning business.

Jose met the love of his life, Martha Alícia Vargas Chavez, during one of his many visits to Mexico, over a phone call introduced through a mutual friend. They each described what they were going to wear and the time and place of their blind date. It was love at first sight, and after a year of long distance, they married.

Once married, they each decided to start their new family in Santa Barbara.

Jose is survived by his wife Martha Alícia; daughter Martha Maricela Muñoz; son Jose Muñoz Jr.; and siblings Salvador, Theresa, Carmen, Sara and Josefina.

His entrepreneur legacy will continue on his carpet cleaning company named Royal Carpet Cleaning which has been in his son’s hands since 2017.

Jose was a loving and caring brother, husband, father and friend whose priority was to live life to the fullest and to live each day as if it were your last.

Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.