Family and friends gather to remember Joe on what would have been his 50th birthday. They share hugs, memories, laughs, good food, a few beers and a few tears. A special thanks to Laurie Smith for the photography and to Becky Rieger for her help with slideshow captions.

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Joe's devotionals are still being read by many. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you may want to read or re-read the 2 devotionals he wrote about Thanksgiving:
View 'Thanksgiving, now until Christmas' and 'Perennial Thanksgiving'