12/01/1984 - 03/12/2022
Service Date: 04/01/2022
Service Time: 4 PM
Service Location: Kiwanis Park, 5500 South Mill Ave. Tempe, AZ 85283

Joey M Torres, “Che” taken too soon on March 12 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Joey was born in Salinas, California on December 01, 1984. Joey went out with a smile on his face, having so much fun and was surrounded by so much love. He lived his life to the fullest, enjoying activities like fly fishing, camping, bike riding, and hanging out with his many friends and family. Joey has always been the type of person that anyone can come too. He was a giver and an amazing role model for those around him. Joey lived to the beat of his own drum and many admired that about him. He was always quick to respond to anything his family needed and always showed up when it mattered the most. He was the life of the party. He will be very deeply missed.

Joey’s legacy will live on through his mother (Mely Torres), father (Jose Torres), sister (Tina Torres), brothers (Tony, Angel and Adrien Torres), nieces (Lexi and Maya Barriga), nephew (Ramon Barriga), girlfriend Erica Lambert and his many friends around the world (the corndogs).

There will be no funeral services but a celebration of his life on Friday, April 1st 2022 at 4pm. It will be held at Kiwanis Park in Tempe, Arizona.


  • Joey was one of the good ones, always a great big smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Godspeed son you will never be forgotten 🙏

  • I hate these words are written, but they are beautiful words. They capture his personality perfect. I pray his memory never fades from your minds and his love will always fill your hearts!!!

  • Mijo I love you so much, your hart and soul was so special from anyone, God needed a special angel. I love you ❤️ 😍 💗 💛 I will see you again.

  • Words cannot express the feelings we have all recently encountered with Che Che’s passing. I personally have had a roller coaster of emotions. Our hearts and prayers are with all of our family and friends.

    Growing up, there was not a time I remember where he was not smiling. He always had a smile on his face! I remember feeling so proud to share we were family that one year we went to school together!

    As I have been trying to explain his wonder, I can only share what I have experienced. Che Che was a presence. A presence of unconditional love and light. I always remember it being a special occasion when he came to visit as we did not see eachother often. He was truly celebrated and truly loved by us all.

    As mentioned by others, he walked to the beat of his own drum, walked his purpose, and shared that love and light with us all.

    I enjoyed seeing the world through his genuine, loving eyes and most of all his heart. Thank you🙏🏽

    We love you Che Che and will miss you deeply. We know you are here with us. I pray you are with our loved ones and are feeling all the love and joy we have all missed for so many years. Continue watching over us Che.

    Until next time, with lots of love, your cousin, Ruby.

  • Maria c Quintana

    Joey I remember one time you corrected me on your name I said to myself at least this kid is standing up for him self between this that and the shuffle we lost track of each other I wish we could’ve known each other better when you came down I was so excited to see you I wish I could’ve known you better that’s what happens when you stop communicating everybody gets older and they move on

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