Joe L. Springer, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the age of 52. He was born on Dec. 3, 1964, in Ponca City, the son of Gene and Stella Springer.
Joe graduated from Ponca City High School, where he was active in FFA showing and judging hogs. He worked for Jack Henry in Monett, Mo., as an installation coordinator for Financial Software.
He loved his white German Shepherd, Luna. He also loved to travel, visiting a special friend, Nakary Rivera Fernandez in Venezuela and seeing family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill and Jerome; a niece, Ariel Estep and nephew, Jason Bowlin.
He is survived by his brother, Rick and wife Celia, of Claremore; sisters, Candy Bowlin and husband Ken, of Sapulpa, Theresa Millard, of Seneca, Mo. and Mary Gates and husband Steve, of Laverne. He is also survived by an uncle and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in the pavilion area. Burial will be in the Oak Grove area of the cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ponca City Animal Shelter in his name.