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Joe Dan Moake went to see his Lord on Wednesday morning, May 10, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Joe Dan was born on September 29, 1942, to Noble Victor (N.V.) and Annie Ruth Moake. He resided in Cherokee County his entire life. Joe Dan retired from Transocean offshore oil drilling in 2004.
Joe Dan was preceded in death by his father Noble Moake, mother, Annie Ruth Moake, sister, Betty Sessions, brothers Vic Moake and Roger Moake.
He is survived by his wife Nelta of 55 years, Rusk, TX, and three children and their spouses, Joe David of Lindale, Tammie Daigle of Whitehouse, and Danny Paul of Rusk; grandchildren: Jody Moake, Hallie Dickson, D.J. Daigle, Ty Daigle, Katie Steifer and Caroline Moake. Great-grandchildren: Makinlee, Madalynn, Roman Moake; Alek and Erik Steifer and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 12, 2017 at Salem Cemetery, Rusk, Texas under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home with Bro. Don Copeland officiating.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the caregivers at Heart to Heart Hospice. If desired, memorials may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice or to the charity of your choice.
Published on May 10, 2017
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