Joseph "Joe" Easley(1944 - 2013)

Joseph "Joe" Easley

Des Moines

Joseph "Joe" Easley, 68, passed away February 11, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A Celebration of Joe's Life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the VFW Hall, 2211 E 42nd Street.

Joe was born May 16, 1944 in Des Moines to James and Margaret Easley. He was a lifelong resident of Des Moines and owned and operated J&B Tire for a number of years. Joe retired from the City of Des Moines and later worked part-time at WalMart. He enjoyed fishing, working in his yard, playing guitar, and was a huge fan of Elvis. He was a very likeable person, a great husband, loved his nieces and nephews, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Joe is survived by his wife, Janice; daughters, Christina and Deb Easley, both of AZ; sons, Jason (Tiara) Bales and Jeremy Easley; step-son, Justin Main; many grandkids and great-grandkids; and numerous nieces and nephews who knew him as "Uncle Joe." He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Angie.

Memorial contributions may be directed toward the family in loving memory of Joe.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 18, 2013