He was born in West Virginia and came to California at 19 years old. He met his wife Beverly and they were married 59 years in September. Joe worked in sales until his retirement. At that time, his focus was his beautiful grandchildren that meant the world to him. He was very active with their school and sports activities through the years. He is survived by his wife Beverly, his daughter, Kristena Petty (Robert Petty), granddaughter Shelby and grandson Colby. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: COPDfoundation.org. in Joe's name.