Joe Thaxton Renfro
1935 - 2021
Joe was a member of the Poteau First United Methodist Church, a Gideon, 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner and a veteran of the United States Navy.
He was a rancher, a salesman and managed the employment office. He loved his family, church, the Gideons, working and helping people.
He was preceded in death by his parents Isaac Perry and Opal Valree (Trimble) Renfro, sister Martha Kathrine Renfro Jordan and brother Billy Renfro.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 61 years Martha Jane (Durham), children Jamie and John Shaddon of Clinton, Susan and Leo Olivarez of Claremore and Tim and Kim Renfro of Pocola, grandchildren Lori and Garrett Scott of Oklahoma City, Blake Shaddon of Clinton, Joel Olivarez of Claremore and Nicole, Ryder and Rindi Renfro of Pocola, great-grandchild Addison Scott of Oklahoma City, brother Isaac Perry Renfro Jr. and wife Carolyn, niece and nephew Amy Mullins and Mark and Melissa Sauter, sister-in-law Sheila and Jim Bolton, other relatives, loved ones and friends.
His service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Poteau First United Methodist Church with Jim Perkin officiating.
Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Due to Joe's dedication and love for the Gideon Bible Program, please call the funeral home and donate Gideon Bibles or make donations to the charity of your choice.
Published by Poteau Daily News from Sep. 22 to Sep. 23, 2021.
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To the Renfro family I just heard the news about joe I have tried his phone many times but when it said it was disconnected I new something was wrong.... Joe was a very good friend to me and I cared for him deeply.. I just wanted to show my respect to mrs Martha and the family thank you... Robert Clifton Levi Whitehead
Robert Whitehead
November 16, 2021
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