Joe H Arps

Joe H Arps

Birth
Smith County, Texas, USA
Death 15 Nov 1995 (aged 76)
Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, USA
Burial Allen, Collin County, Texas, USA
Plot Section Garden of Time, Lot 112B, Sp 3.
Memorial ID 88995690 · View Source
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married to MOSSIE LEE ARPS

sons:
John Wayne Arps
Billy Joe Arps Sr, "Mann"
James A. Arps, "Lil'n"
Willie Dee Arps, "Muggie"
A.J. Arps
daughter:
Alice Arps Sheppard "Sister"
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Uncle Joe wasn't afraid of anything. He seem to always be into something, even though he and Aunt Mossie managed to raised a great family. I always wanted to be around Uncle when he told some his famous stories. He had a long drawn out voice when he spoke, and this made the stories he told absolutely funnier just by hearing him tell them. You'd be rolling on the floor with your stomach hurting if you listened to the stories Uncle Joe told.

One story he told that I remember very well had to do with patting your foot on the music he played in the juke box. In some East Texas saloon there was no music playing. After a bit, Uncle Joe said to the people in the saloon that he would put a nickel in the juke box, and he did want anybody to pat their feet on his nickel. Now that was a challenge that was challenged. Uncle Joe put the nickel in the juke box and somebody started patting their feet to the music. He told the person, "I----told----you----not---- to----pat----your----feet!", and this person threw Uncle Joe out of the saloon. Uncle Joe must have played the wrong music. Anyway, the fight was on, and it was all about the way Uncle Joe told this story that made you crack up into little pieces of enjoyment.
---(provided by Melvin Arps)---


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  • Created by: DK Bull
  • Added: 23 Apr 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 88995690
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe H Arps (16 Mar 1919–15 Nov 1995), Find a Grave Memorial no. 88995690, citing Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Collin County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by DK Bull (contributor 47745970) .