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Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Friday, June 24, 2016
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Joseph "Joe" Edward Wirsching passed away at the age of 89 in his home in Portland Texas. Joe was born in Tulsa Oklahoma November 15, 1926 to Joseph John and Dana Wirsching. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth Wirsching and his oldest daughter Patricia Kreher. He is survived by his son, Joe John Wirsching of Snyder Texas, daughter Sarah and Paul O'Brien of Corpus Christi Texas, daughter Jane Wirsching of Portland Texas, grandchildren Charles an Jenna Kreher of New Orleans Louisiana, Elizabeth and Greg Wagner of Hillsborough New Jersey, David Kreher of Snyder Texas, Shelby and Kaley O'Brien of Corpus Christi Texas, Avery and Allie Wirsching of Portland Texas, great-grandchildren Abigail and Emily Wagner of Hillsborough New Jersey and Alys Kreher of Snyder Texas (mom Priscilla and brother Ayden).
Joe's father passed away when he was 8 years old leaving him as the man of the family for his mother and 7 year old sister. He began taking care of others at that time and continued to do so until his death. He put himself through Texas A&M University graduating with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1948. He was a great husband and father and the best grandfather there could possibly be. He was proud of all of his grandchildren supporting every activity they engaged in from wrestling, football, field hockey, volleyball, softball, basketball, powerlifting, golf, dance, cheerleading, band, science fairs and anything else his precious grandkids got into. He served on the school board in New Orleans and was President of many Oilfield related groups. He retired from Exxon (Humble Oil) after 32 years and started a second career with HNG bringing him to Portland Texas.
He was a proud member and avid supporter of First Christian Church in Corpus Christi and he loved cheering on the Hooks baseball team. His never ending dry sense of humor and mischievous grin will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the First Christian Church Permanent Endowment Fund in Joe's honor, care of First Christian Church, 3401 Santa Fe, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Limbaugh Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m.Friday, June 24, 2016 at the First Christian Church, 3401 Santa Fe, CorpusChristi, TX. He will be laid to rest next to his wife Ruth and his daughter, Patricia, at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, TX.