Joe Dale Jolley

Joe Dale Jolley, 63, of Center, Texas, passed away on September 30, 2023, at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born on December 22, 1959, in Mineral Wells, Texas, to the late Tennie Tex Jolley and Alice Joy (Strawbridge) Jolley.

Funeral services will be held at Mangum Funeral Home, on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 11AM with Bro. Jason Wood officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 6-8PM on Friday, October 6, 2023, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Joe was raised in Tenaha, Texas. He attended Tenaha High School. He met the love of his life in church, Mary Pierce, and they were married on July 7, 1977. They raised 3 wonderful children, Jennifer, Joy, and Joseph. Joe was also known as the repo man as he worked many years in Shelby County repossessing for local banks. Throughout these years he made many friends. He also spent many years working at San Augustine Pawn & Gun shop and Bobs Pawn and Gun. He never met a stranger as he was a very personable man. He was kindhearted. Joe was a peacemaker. You could find Joe riding his four-wheeler, working in the yard, or just piddling as he would say. His pride and joy was Mary, and he did everything he could to make sure she was taken care of. Joe loved spending time with his children, and grandchildren, and his fur baby Dinky.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jolley, of 46 years Mangum Funeral Home Laird Funeral Home, Inc. Children, Jennifer Iturbide and husband Mauro Joy Wilburn and husband Jason Joseph Jolley and wife Donna Grandchildren, Ethan Wilburn Taylor Wilburn Mercedes Iturbide Jaxton Jolley Shyloh Jolley Brother and his children, Tex Jolley and wife Kay Rachael Jolley Magan Jolley Jeff Jacks Greg Jacks Numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Tennie and Alice Jolley.

Pallbearers serving will be Joseph Jolley, Jason Wilburn, Ethan Wilburn, Mauro Iturbide, Jonathan Pierce, and Seth Pierce.

Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor Wilburn, Mercedes Iturbide, Jaxton Jolley, and Shyloh Jolley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Mangum Funeral Home to help with final expenses. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit . Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

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