Beloved husband and father passed away suddenly in his sleep.
Joe was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where he met and married Judith L. Renner-Andrews in 1967. Together they raised a blended family of six children, Sandra, Jeffry, Patricia, Richard, Stephen and Shawna.
In 1990, the couple moved to Omak, Wash, where he worked as a lumber grader at Colville Precision Pine until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed bowling and attending church.
He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Judith; six children; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
His large family was most important to him and looked forward to hunting trips with his sons.
Christmas was his favorite holiday. He loved the decorations and put up lights and displays around the family home. 10,000 to 16,000 lights! “It was a tradition”, he would state.
He will be sorely missed by family and friends.