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Joe Tarver, 81, of Grapevine passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his home, Service: 2 p.m. Monday at Grapevine Church of Christ. Interment: Grapevine Cemetery. Visitation: 1 p.m. Monday at the church. Joe was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Stephenville. At the age of 17, Joe joined the Navy, serving three and a half years on the USS Mispillion. He enjoyed visiting with his shipmates at their annual reunions. Joe retired from GTE and ROLM. After retiring, he worked at the Information Booth at Grapevine Mills Mall and then for security. Joe was a volunteer Grapevine fireman in the '60s and '70s, and also coached Little League Baseball. He was a longtime member of the Grapevine Church of Christ and a member of Grapevine Historical Society. He enjoyed metal detecting and looking for treasures along the beaches of area lakes. He and his wife Clara were avid antique collectors, visiting flea markets and estate sales. He was a big Texas Longhorn fan. A forever heartfelt thanks to ENVOY Hospice team for their wonderful loving care. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Marie Tarver; brothers, Billy, Charles and Jimmy. Survivors: Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Clara; children, Terry of Grapevine and Jan Buntin and husband, Patrick,...
Joe Tarver, 81, of Grapevine passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his home,
Service: 2 p.m. Monday at Grapevine Church of Christ. Interment: Grapevine Cemetery. Visitation: 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Joe was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Stephenville. At the age of 17, Joe joined the Navy, serving three and a half years on the USS Mispillion. He enjoyed visiting with his shipmates at their annual reunions. Joe retired from GTE and ROLM. After retiring, he worked at the Information Booth at Grapevine Mills Mall and then for security.
Joe was a volunteer Grapevine fireman in the '60s and '70s, and also coached Little League Baseball. He was a longtime member of the Grapevine Church of Christ and a member of Grapevine Historical Society. He enjoyed metal detecting and looking for treasures along the beaches of area lakes. He and his wife Clara were avid antique collectors, visiting flea markets and estate sales. He was a big Texas Longhorn fan.
A forever heartfelt thanks to ENVOY Hospice team for their wonderful loving care.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Marie Tarver; brothers, Billy, Charles and Jimmy.
Survivors: Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Clara; children, Terry of Grapevine and Jan Buntin and husband, Patrick, of Colleyville; sisters, Sue Webb and Donnie Marine and husband, Donald, all of Stephenville; grandchildren, Heather Perkins and husband, Troy, Aaron Atkinson and wife, Billie, Jason Tarver and wife, Jenn, Jonathan Tarver and wife, Chelsey, Bo Tarver and wife, Jamie; 10 great-grandchildren.

"Clara and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about Joe. What a great guy, I worked with Joe for 30+ years and had the most resect for him. God speed ahead my..." Jerry Crowley (Spicewood, TX)

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