Friday, May 22, 2009
Joe Neff was born on July 31, 1947 in Poteau, OK. He joined his parents, Bill & Virginia Neff in Heaven on May 14, 2009. Joe’s legacy of love, laughter, and life lessons will live forever in the hearts of his family, daughter Marie Pitchford & husband Eugene; daughter Shawna Martin & husband Donny; and son Jon Sloan & wife Carla. Grandchildren: Clint, Blake, Bryce, Brody, Wyatt, Dawson, & Sadie. The mother of his children, Shirley Nichols Neff. Siblings: Billy, Barbara, Tom, & Jerry. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & loved ones, and so many friends it would be impossible to count them all. Joe loved the outdoors. On Sundays, he could often be found driving his jeep in the mountains. He had a deep appreciation for the natural landscape that could only be found off the beaten path. Joe took every opportunity to enjoy the scenery on horseback. Joe was a man of many talents. Over his lifetime, he was a member of the National Guard, a home builder, an ironworker, a business owner, and most of all, the best dad in the entire world. His greatest occupation was his ability to see the good in everyone and instill in others the desire to be a better person. Life will never be the same without Joe but, but if you were fortunate enough to know him your life had already been changed. Funeral services for Joe will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe with internment following the services at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, OK. Pallbearers will be Tom Neff, Jerry Neff, Wesley Neff, John Newell, Scott Griffis, & Steve Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Jon Sloan, Jay Hill, Duane Donaho, Mel Ross, Bryon Kinsey, Jimmy Meisenheimer, Coopy White, Stan Jenkins, Frank Nichols, Sr. & Lucky Graham. If preferable to flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s name to the Oklahoma Violent Crime Victim’s Fund.