Joseph Benjamin Montgomery FORT WORTH--Master Sgt. Joseph Montgomery, 91, passed away on Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his loving family. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Friday, Jan 19, at Providence Baptist Church, 5500 Rickenbacker Place, Fort Worth, 76112. Viewing: 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Joseph will be buried at Dallas-Fort Worth National Veterans Cemetery, Dallas, 75211. Joseph was born in Quitman, Texas, on Sept. 6, 1926. He was drafted into the Army in 1945 and was assigned to Tuskegee Army Air Field, Tuskegee, Ala. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor as a result of his contributions to the Tuskegee Airmen. In June 1950, he married Ollie Mary Lowe. They had five children together. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1958 and retired in 1980 after 25 years of honorable service. While in the Air Force, he and his family lived throughout the United States, Europe, and Central America. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Eva Williams Montgomery; and his siblings, Tommie, James, Curlee, Toussant and Beverly. SURVIVORS: Wife of 67 years, Ollie Mary; sister, Maurine Henry; children, Regina (Ebenezer), Donna Spencer (Willie), Dana Ojims (Paul), Kimberly Noel (Leonardson), and Kent (Lisa); grandchildren, Kristopher, Markus, Kristen, Martin, Monte, Austin, Marlon, and Harrison; great-grandchildren, Anaiyah and Kristopher.
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Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 16, 2018.