Joe was explicit about what he wanted when he passed. Simply put, he wanted no service of any kind, just for his immediate family to gather around a meal to enjoy each other and share memories.
In lieu of flowers or other such expressions to the family, his wife, Judy requests donations be made to Music Health Alliance, Opry Trust Fund, MusiCares, and the Gospel Music Association Trust Fund. Each of these have Web sites and buttons for donating. They were very generous during Joe’s illness.