He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Robert, Monroe, Sam, Billy and Dean; sisters Beulah and Lula; and in-laws Hubert and Vera Spaulding.
Joe is survived by Ouida, his wife of 62 years, along with son, Cameron and wife Chris of San Diego; son, Linden, daughter, Dallas Chapman and husband Greg, all of Norman. He has four grandchildren, Danielle Batson of Moore, Ryan Blake and wife Jennifer of Austin, Texas, and Meredith and Messina Chapman of Norman. He is also survived by nephews James A. Blake and wife Carole of Yukon and Don Blake and wife Flora of Edmond; and nieces Nancy Coggins and husband Preston of Norman and Linda Jackson and husband Howard of Reno, Nev.
Memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Center of Norman, 1776 E. Robinson St., Norman, OK 73071, or to McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd., Norman, OK 73069.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Havenbrook Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be shared at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.
Norman Transcript, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012