Joe Henry Maskey, 83, passed away Saturday February 3, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. He’s free, now, to roam the outdoors he always loved. Our “Old” Joe is loved and missed.
Born January 8, 1935 in Von Ormy, Texas son of Harry Eldridge Maskey and Emilie Florence Gier. He spent his childhood and young adult years in Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended Incarnate World Academy. After graduation he attended community college for a brief time and enjoyed a few years of playing semi-pro baseball playing catcher with Miller’s Buccaneers, and a batting average of nearly .500. He then spent 1957-1959 in the U.S. Army achieving the grade of Specialist E-4, and awarded the Good Conduct Medal. His Army service brought him to Sierra Vista, Arizona where he met and married his wife, Joclair Lloyd, in Douglas, Arizona on June 3, 1966. He worked as a well drilling contractor in the Sierra Vista, Douglas, and Bisbee areas; worked for Phelps Dodge Mining; and retired from Paul Spur Lime Plant where he worked as a prefabrication welder and fixer of all things broken. After retiring he spent his time outside working on his projects, and loving grandkids as they came. Visits with Grandpa Joe were always an exciting adventure for his grandkids. His stories, creations, and rich bass singing voice will forever be missed by all.
Survived by his two sons, Saul Maskey (Mandy), Riverton, Utah; and Stephen Maskey (Mariah), Tucson, Arizona; eight grandchildren, Jensen-10, Jared-8; Gabriel-13, Garrett-11, Lincoln-8, Lynneah-7, Kenzie-5, Klayton-3; brothers John Maskey (Edith), Comfort, Texas; and Harry Maskey (Betty), Moulton, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 9, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 611 W. Melody Ln., Bisbee, viewing will begin at 9:30 AM also at the church. Interment will follow, at noon, with Military Honors at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Buffalo Soldier Trial, Sierra Vista.