|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1915|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 2008|
Funeral services for Joe E. Childs, 92, will be held at 11:00 am Monday, September 1st at the Weston County Senior Services with Pastor Randy Fowler of First Baptist Church of Upton, Wyoming officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Newcastle under direction of Worden Funeral Directors of Newcastle. Viewing and visitation will be Sunday, August 31st at Worden Chapel from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The family prefers memorial contributions to Weston County Health Services or Treasured Memories Hospice in lieu of flowers.
Mr. Childs went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 29th at Weston County Health Services surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness.
Joe was born December 15, 1915 at the Deep Creek Childs Homestead in Weston County (WY) to Clifford E. and Ida (Kuemmerle) Childs. He was named after his grandfather, Joseph Childs. Joe attended Upton schools and then made his home at the Rock Creek Ranch.
Joe married Faye Vincent on September 21, 1940 in Bolivar, Missouri.
Mr. Childs loved riding horses and never lost his love of the Cowboy way of life. He was an avid raccoon and bobcat hunter with his many hounds. He also loved camping with his burros and also enjoyed deer and antelope hunting. When the family left Rock Creek Ranch, Joe did many things; among his favorites were oil field work and working on the bridge gang. After retiring he enjoyed wood working and shooting his .223 pistol. He also loved passing the time at the cabin on Skull Creek. Joe was much loved by many, he loved people and never met a stranger, and he was always ready to visit.
Joe was a member of the First Baptist Church in Upton and as a devout Christian he read his Bible daily.
Survivors include two sons,
1. Stuart Vincent Childs and wife Pat Childs of Casper, WY 2. Jerry Childs and wife Judie Childs of Osage, WY;
3. Jacqueline Childs Cooper of Palm Desert, CA.
He also leaves behind five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandson. He has two surviving sisters, Audrey Childs Myers (d. Jan. 2009) of Florence, AZ and Esley (Elsie) Childs Holwell who married R. Quinton Holwell of Casper, WY and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Faye and brother Lynn.
Clifford E. Childs (1890 - 1968)
Ida T. Kuemmerle Childs (1885 - 1996)
Sylvia Faye Vincent Childs (1916 - 2006)
Joseph E. Childs (1915 - 2008)
Audrey L. Childs Myers (1918 - 2009)*
Carlous Lyndon Childs (1927 - 2007)*
Created by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Record added: Sep 27, 2008
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