Joseph “Indian Joe” Farve, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at his home in Ardmore, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2011, at Griffin-Hillcrest Chapel with Dr. Emerson Falls and Pastor Wayne Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Newport Cemetery with Mr. Artie Farve officiating.


Joseph “Indian Joe” Farve, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at his home in Ardmore, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2011, at Griffin-Hillcrest Chapel with Dr. Emerson Falls and Pastor Wayne Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Newport Cemetery with Mr. Artie Farve officiating.

 

Joseph was born July 27, 1930, in Marsden, Okla., to Ernest and Katie (Farve) Farve.

 

He married June (Van Buskirk) Mehagan on December 21, 1973, in Gainesville, Texas.

 

Joe attended and graduated from Plainview High School, Class of 1949, and was an avid fan to this day. In his youth, he enjoyed playing on sandlot teams and refereeing basketball. He went to work for Uniroyal and retired 13 years later. Joe loved people and made friends with most people he would meet. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and drinking coffee at the local coffee shops. Joe was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He doted on his daughter until he turned his support to his grandchildren by attending any activity they were involved in. Joe was an avid OU football fan and supporter of Brett Favre. He has been a member of Country Tabernacle Church of Lone Grove for the past 12 years.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Albert, Emil, Willie and David; and one sister, Evelyn Gardner.

 

Joseph is survived by his wife of the home; daughter, Sherri Taylor and husband, Gaylon; grandchildren, Katelyn, Braylon and Kelsie Taylor, all of Lone Grove; stepchildren, Gregory Mehagan of Ardmore, Paul Mehagan of Tulsa, and Loretta Hall of Oklahoma City; and one sister, Corene Falls of Oklahoma City.

 

Pallbearers will be Glenn Seekins, Eric McMillan, Matthew Farve, Dewayne Falls, Artie Farve and Larry Smart. Honorary bearers are Jimmy Farve, Mike Shrouf, James Layton and George Taylor.

 

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Griffin-Hillcrest Funeral Home in Ardmore, Okla.

 

Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.