Graveside services for Joseph Richard Wolfe, 76, of Eupora will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery. He went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 17, 2022
Joseph was born February 2, 1946 in Cary, Mississippi. He is preceded in death by his father Samuel David Wolfe, mother Hazel Beatrice Wrenn, and wife Betty Ann Woods. They had no children.
Joseph enjoyed taking pictures more than anything in the world. His “family” was all the pictures of his relatives that he had collected over his lifetime: brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, grandfathers and grandmothers, aunts and uncles. It is truly a treasure. He was the Wolfe family historian. He could tell the best stories about how things used to be. Things used to be rough. His memory of dates and times and places was amazing. His love of family drove him to every family occasion that he was able to participate in. Driving across multiple states to see a sister was normal. He encouraged the downtrodden, having lived with disabilities that made life rough, he had a tender spot for those less fortunate. As less fortunate as he might have seemed, he always felt blessed by the Lord Jesus and cared for others who were even more less fortunate. He always tried to do the right thing to the best of his abilities. He always strove to overcome the hearing and speech disabilities and many other health problems put on him by the Lord Jesus. You might find him singing on a stage, if the opportunity arose or preaching at a funeral when no preacher was available, or dancing on the dance floor with the ladies at the nursing home. He had great faith and loved America and loved his family. He loved life, despite all the hardships. To be reunited in heaven one day is what kept him going. Faith that Jesus Christ will erase all our tears. May he rest in peace.