Memorial service for Joe Champouillon, age 70, of Muleshoe, Texas, is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 24, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Muleshoe with Dr. Stacy Conner of Muleshoe and Alan McAlister of Abilene, Texas officiating. Private family burial will be in Melrose Cemetery in Melrose, New Mexico. The family will receive guests from 5:00 PM, until 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Ellis Funeral Home in Muleshoe. Joe died Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Muleshoe.
He was born January 30, 1951, in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina to Joseph Charles and Margaret Juanita (Keene) Champouillon. He married Rhonda Jones in Clovis, New Mexico on August 15, 1992.
Joe served in the U.S. Marines Corp. during the Vietnam War. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas for 39 years. Joe served many families in Eastern New Mexico and Texas, finishing his career with Ellis Funeral Home in Muleshoe. He enjoyed singing in the choir at First Baptist Church in Muleshoe, where he was also a member. Joe is preceded in death by his parents.
Joe is survived by his wife, Rhonda; his son, Philip Champouillon of Winnemucca, Nevada; his daughter, Sarah Champouillon of Clovis, New Mexico; and his brother, Mike Champouillon of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Online condolences may be made at www.ellisfuneralhomes.com.
Published by Eastern New Mexico News from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2021.