Joe David Offield Sr., age 78, of Taylor passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.
Joe was a lifelong resident of Central Texas attending schools in San Gabriel, Thorndale and Cameron. He served in the U.S. Army and later worked and retired from the city of Austin as a very skilled welder. He enjoyed rebuilding cars and racing them down the road to see how fast he could go.
His greatest joy was spending time with his grandson's. He spent many hours showing them how to whittle, shape and sand wood so fine it was smooth as glass.
Joe did not know a stranger. He sparked up a conversation with everyone he met. Most of all he loved to drive around and enjoy nature.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Olga Offield; grandparents, Jesse and Viola Offield.
Joe is survived by his children, Joe David Offield Jr. and wife Joy and Richard Melvin Offield; his grandchildren, Cody Wayne Offield and Case Joe Offield; and his sister, Wanda Sue Clayton and husband Jimmy and niece Katie.
Private funeral services were held early at Locklin Cemetery.