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Joe Roe

A visitation will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Daniel Funeral Home for Joe Lloyd Roe, who passed away on December 11, 2020 at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Joe was born September 7, 1924 in Versailles, MO., to Dorsey and Alma (James) Roe. He married Betty Lee Griffin on June 14, 1947 in Lamar, MO. Joe moved to Lamar and worked at the Lamar Democrat for many years before taking over for his father-in-law, Pat Griffin, as an agent for Banker’s Life Insurance, now known as Principal Life Insurance. He proudly served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, a Mason and was a member of the Metro Club. Joe enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals play ball. Joe loved his grandkids and great-grandkids and is greatly missed by his family. Survivors include his wife Betty Lee, one son; David Roe, Lamar, two grandchildren; Ashley Roberts and husband Gregg and Jeffrey Roe and wife Brandy, one brother; Roy Roe and wife Joyce, Oregon City, Oregon, one sister; Elizabeth Jaeger, Nashville, Tennessee and nine great-grandchildren; Shae Roberts, Brecken Roberts, Trace Roberts, Mason Roe, Marlee Roe, Zyler Leonard, Alaiagha Leonard, Ricky Sewell and Persais Sewell as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; Dorsey and Alma Roe, three brothers; David Roe, Dorsey Roe Jr. and Ed Roe, a brother-in-law; Joe Jaeger and a daughter-in-law, Linda Roe.
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