McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


November 25, 2013

Joseph Byron ‘Joe’ Nevills

McALESTER — Joseph Byron “Joe” Nevills, 76, of Crowder, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

The family will receive visitors at 9 a.m. Saturday at Crowder Church of Christ for a time of visiting and sharing.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crowder Church of Christ with Louie Thomas and Chuck Johnson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

Born Dec. 25, 1936, in Atoka, he was the son of Walter Lee and Lily Ruth (Woolard) Nevills. He was a graduate of Tecumseh High School. He furthered his education at East Central University in Ada and received his master’s in education from the University of Oklahoma. He taught school at Ramona, Tulsa, in Kansas and at Eagletown, where he retired after 32 years.

He married Betty Lou Pennington on June 1, 1961, in Tulsa.

He enjoyed fishing, staying current with technology, watching the news, politics and weather, walking, feeding the critters and OU Football. He led singing in churches many years.

He also had served his country in the United States Army Reserves.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Nevills, of the home; sons, Larry Nevills and wife, Larae, Plano, Texas, and Wayne Nevills and wife, Kerri, Clovis, Calif.; grandchildren, Marissa, Catherine, Zach, Nich, A.J. and Seth.

Also, sisters, Joan Peck and husband, Fred, of Oklahoma City, Nancy Kinman and husband, Gerald, Keller, Texas, and Martha Allen, Memphis, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Bob Pennington and wife, Doris, Harrison, Ark., and sister-in-law, Wilma Pennington, North Canton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Marjory Nevills, Linda Guadiz and Tom Nevills.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carl White, Vernon Reed, Mike Vadnais, Homer Coleman, Paul Rowlette, Brett White, Michael White, Wylie Turley, Robert Barnes, Stanley Hyde, Joe Pryor, David Duke, Bob Yount and Jay Smith.

Memorials may be made to McAlester Regional Health Center Foundation for the Dialysis Center Building Fund.

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