Joseph O. Moffett, 86, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Stillwater, Okla. His funeral service was Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater. Interment followed at Harrell Cemetery near Cushing, Okla. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Jan. 9, 1926, to Joseph Orr Moffett Jr. and Myrtle Ester (Mathoit) Moffett in Peabody. He married Lucy Arlene Hodges on Nov. 13, 1944, in Reidsville, N.C. They had seven children and were married for 64 years until her death in 2007.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and later earned his Ph.D. in entomology. Joseph lived in the Ripley/Stillwater area for more than 30 years, and he was a member of the Cimarron Valley Writers Society in Cushing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Myrtle Moffett; wife, Lucy Arlene Moffett; daughter, Linda Sue Glazebrook; son, Jimmy Don Moffett; and sister, Dorothy Harp.
He is survived by three sons, David Joe Moffett, Wichita; Terry Ray Moffett, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Steve Jay Moffett, Texas; two daughters, Nancy Lou Elliott, Ripley, Okla., and Kathy Lee Howell, Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Robert Moffett, Peabody; two granddaughters; seven grandsons; nine great-grandsons and 16 great-granddaughters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Moffett Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Bank NA, P.O. Box 999, Stillwater, OK 74076.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting http://www.strodefh.com/.
Last modified July 26, 2012