Joe Ray Wolfe

March 7, 1949 – March 12, 2022
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Joe Ray Wolfe, 73, passed away Saturday, March 12, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg.

He was born March 7, 1949 in Gorman to the late Curtis Ray Wolfe and Vestal Audine Stroud Searcy. He graduated from Jacksboro High School in 1967 and went on to attend Southwest Texas State for a short time prior to joining the U.S. Navy. During his eight years in the Navy, he spent 18 months in foreign and/or sea service aboard the USS Sampson (DDG-10). He trained and worked as an electronics technician (radar).

Joe was blessed with many life long friendships and an abundance of new friendships made during his many years living in Kerrville and managing Lone Star Mini Storage in Ingram. He loved to travel and his favorite trips were to Australia and Malaysia.

He was predeceased by his father, mother and brother, Terry Mac Wolfe.

Joe’s surviving loved ones: sisters, Ruth Anne Austin and husband Perry of Abilene, Cyndy Auld and husband Kenneth of Mineral Wells; nieces, Jacinda Ball and husband Kevin of Abilene, Shaney McNamara and husband Eric of Houston; nephews, Tommy Mac Wolfe and wife Tasha of Harper and Nathan Wolfe of Bend, Ore.; stepbrothers Tony Fowler of Jacksboro, Joe Stout and wife Teri of Weatherford; and stepsister, Terry Lynn Stephens of Decatur.

Military graveside service will be held Friday, April 22 at the Texas Veterans Cemetery in Abilene with a lunch and fellowship immediately following at Lytle Land & Cattle. Celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at the YO Ranch Hotel in Kerrville to enjoy lunch and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joe’s honor can be sent to Cara Young Fish for Life, Steve and Debbie Amburn, 708 Stribling Dr., Burleson, TX 76028-2263, or, which provides Cara Cards to families of children with cystic fibrosis receiving treatment at Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth; or Operation Underground Railroad PO Box 560902 Denver, Colo., 80256, or, which rescues children from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Wright’s Funeral Parlor, Kerrville.

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