Joe Charles Tunstall
1938 - 2014
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Tunstall, "Joe" Charles G.
Beloved husband, father, friend.
Joe passed away unexpectedly from complications of surgery on March 24, 2014. Born April 11, 1938, he grew up in Huntington Beach and Pioneertown, Ca. He graduated from Newport Harbor High in 1956. He served in the Navy, then worked at Disneyland. He owned Huntington Valley Schwinn and then the Balboa Fun Zone which he ran until his retirement to Wildomar, Ca. He was a long time member of the Jay-Cee's, Elks, Moose and was the first man given membership to the Lake Elsinore Business and Professional Women's Club. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley. Survivors include fiancé Brenda and his sister, Joyce; as well as his daughters, Sonjya and Stacey; his son, Steven; and his step-son, Matt. Grandchildren include Danielle, Andrea, Alexa, Ryan, Kyle, and AJ. Services to be held at Advantage Funeral Home, 627 Main St in Huntington Beach, on Saturday April 5, 2014 at 1PM. Viewing will be at same location on Friday April 4, 2014 from 5-8PM. Private internment at Good Shepherd Cemetery. Joe's funeral service dress code will be blue jeans and any shirt you want. Velcro shoes optional. Anyone wearing a tie will not be admitted. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.

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Published in Orange County Register on Mar. 30, 2014.
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December 14, 2016
We first met Joe when we were working on the Balboa Fun Zone. He came to our office to talk about the carousel that he had gotten from the closed Santa's Village and had refurbished it. We coordinated with him the location, colors for the Fun Zone. He was full of energy as he spoke of the work he was putting in to the carousel. He also told us his story of when he and Bob Speth were 12 years old and working at the old Fun Zone. The last time we heard from him was when he referred us to the new owner of the Fun Zone. Joe was very kind and inspirational.
Shirley Dayton, Dayton Associates-Architects, Inc.
November 27, 2015
Cousin Don Ensign checking in way too late... Joe looked me up where ever I was in the world. He made sure that i knew he was real family and loved me. He is often in my thoughts, missed now that I know.
Donald Ensign
April 18, 2015
I can remember going to Joes home and playing on slot machines in their house going in their backyard and playing your kid games in the shed my grandpa used to work with him at Schwinn harry jack Ellis.
Suzanne tastad
April 11, 2014
Joe, you will be missed. Remember all the free coins you used to give me to take the kids to the fun zone.
A Customer at the Bank, and always so cheerful when you would come into the Vet. Rest in Peace J0e. Love Frannie Comer
April 10, 2014
Joe, You were a dear friend and will be missed ! You are now in the company of your love ones who passed before you !
Lory Clore
April 2, 2014
Joe you will be greatly missed in my life. When I look back you have always been a good caring and loving Uncle and very PATIENT while teaching me through many projects we've completed on your ranch along with all the trips we've taken together. Until we meet again, I love you, Kenny.
Ken Nelson
April 2, 2014
The Fun Zone lives on in memory of Joe with new rides and attractions!
Tom Pollack
April 2, 2014
Everyone who knew Joe admired him. He was really the most genuine and generous man you could every hope to meet. Such a terrible loss for his family and friends. So very sorry.

Mary Moore
April 1, 2014
I love you Uncle Joe and will miss you greatly; especially during our family gatherings when we got to visit with you the most. The family will share many great stories and memorable moments often to keep you in our hearts and minds. ?????
Paula Glass
April 1, 2014
Sonjya, Stacey and Steven, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.
Leslie Roedl
March 31, 2014
Sorry for the loss of a great man. Prayers for the Tunstall family.
Darrin Edwards
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