Joseph Antonio Zapata, 23, of Brownwood, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, near Brownwood. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brownwood. He was born Feb. 20, 1984, in Brownwood, to Joseph Antonio and Cynthia (Torrez) Zapata. He attended Bangs High School and graduated in 2002 and was employed by Kohler company in the ceramics division. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church of Brownwood. He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Zapata of Brady; a sister, Amanda Leticia Zapata of Brownwood; a brother, Bryan Ruiz Zapata of Brownwood; aunts and uncles, Aristeo and Sandra Cardiel of Brownwood, Mary Torrez, Lori Velez and Paul Torrez III all of Brady and Edward Castro of San Angelo; grandparents, Paul and Lucy Torrez of Brady; grandfather, Bernardino Zapata of Brady; great-grandparents, Carmen and Vincent Aguilar of Brady and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Zapata, Sr.; grandmother, Maria Zapata; great- grandparents, Pablo and Amalia Torrez and two brothers, Christopher and Michael Zapata. Friends and family can sign the guestbook and leave condolences for the family at www.mem.com.