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Joe Curtis IRVIN

1935 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Joe Curtis IRVIN Obituary
IRVIN, Joe Curtis
1935 - 2015

Joe Curtis Irvin passed away peacefully on January 15, 2015 in Austin. Joe was born September 25, 1935 in Fort Worth to Forest & Gladys Irvin and soon moved to Amarillo where he became the state champion discus thrower for Amarillo High School in 1955. Joe earned an athletic scholarship to compete in track & field for the University of Texas - Austin where he became a three year letterman. After graduation in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Joe began a 34-year career with the LCRA as a photographer and designer where he retired in 1994 as the supervisor of the Graphic and Arts Department.

Joe stayed active in track & field the remainder of his life as an official. In 2014, he received awards from the Texas UIL for 58 years of service officiating the High School State Championships and for 55 years of service from the University of Texas for officiating the Texas Relays and other meets they hosted.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his sister, Dixie Flaherty of Amarillo and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe is also preceded in death by his wife, Louise, stepdaughter & stepson Katy Davis & Stanley Davis and grandson Harrison Cole. He is survived by daughters Becky Mazurek, Diane Grissom and Natalie Irvin and stepdaughters Kim Cole and Kathy Mathews and their families including twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service in celebration of Joe's life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3838 Steck Ave, Austin. In lieu of flowers, you may choose to make a donation in Joe's name to Hospice Austin.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2015
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