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Joe L. Driskell

Joe L. Driskell

Joe L. Driskell, age 86, of Lovelady passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Crockett. He was born September 10, 1931 in Lovelady to parents, Joe Judson Driskell and Ople Irene Monzingo Driskell. Joe attended Lovelady schools and after graduating from Lovelady High School was awarded a basketball scholarship to Sam Houston State Teachers College.  He was a faithful fan of all Lovelady sports with a special love of basketball and football. Joe was a lifetime member of the Lovelady Church of Christ attending as a little boy with his parents.  In his early life, he worked as a heavy equipment operator in Houston, Texas then Houston County while ranching and farming with his daddy.  Joe worked at TDC Eastham Unit, 7J Ranch as feed mill manager, district sales manager for Nutrena Feeds then after retiring, he continued ranching and taking care of his cows.  Joe had a “gift of gab” and never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife of 67 ½ years, Lillian Jordan Driskell of Lovelady; daughter, Debbie Rollo and husband, Sonny of Lovelady; sons, Joe David Driskell and wife, Chris of Lovelady, Keith Driskell and wife, Julie of Lovelady; grandchildren, Jason Rollo and wife, B.J., Jeffrey Rollo and wife, Connie, Emily McLaughlin and husband, Nate, Lacy Driskell, Sarah Bird and husband, Jim Patrick, Katie Dobbins and husband, Justin, Justin Driskell, and Jordan Driskell; fifteen great-grandchildren; brother, Monte Jack Driskell and wife, Janet of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Ople Driskell and sister, Judy Shoemaker and her husband, Leon.

Funeral services for Joe L. Driskell will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lovelady Church of Christ with Jason Rollo and Jeffrey Rollo officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lovelady Church of Christ, P. O. Box 40, Lovelady, TX 75851.  Online condolences may be made at


  1. Ms Lillian,debbie,joe David and Keith. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers mr joe Lynn was a mighty fine man and will missed. Burl ,brooks ,Martha and Michael Russell

  2. So sorry to hear of Mr Joe’s passing. You’re in my prayers.

  3. So sorry to hear about Joe Lynn. I have a lot of great memory of him growing up. He was always so kind to us kids!
    My prayers are with Lillian, Debbie, Joe David and Keith. Love you all.

  4. Keith so sorry for yalls loss. He was always such a nice and sweet man. He will be missed by so many. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and family.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss of Joe Lynn. Kent and I are praying for you all!

  6. So sorry for your loss, for the short time I knew him, he was a wonderful man, miss him and Joe Ed hanging at the store, things just want be the same. Prayers with family

  7. So sorry to hear this. My condolences and prayers to the entire family.

  8. Lillian, Debbie, Joe David, Keith & families,

    I am so sorry you all have lost such a a special person, Joe Lynn. I have so many precious memories of Joe Lynn growing up. From playing at your house to basketball games. I can’t remember ever playing a game that he and Leslie Parker did not attend cheering us on. He will always be remembered fondly and with love. God has already fixed Joe Lynn with a ranch, cows and horses because Joe Lynn was a Good man.

    With love and sadness, Debbie

  9. Our deepest condolences to all the families. May God keep y’all peace and comfort through this difficult time of mourn.God Bless Always.

  10. I am so sorry.I loved visiting with him at ball games.He was a great guy!

  11. Debbie I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Prayers for you & your family.

  12. Sorry to hear of the loss in the Driskell family
    Rest In Peace Joe Lynn

  13. May God Bless the Driskell family Rest in Peace tg

  14. Me and my family were strangers in a new town and he took us in and treated us like one of his own. I will never forget the kindness and caring he showed. He was one of the greatest men I have ever known. He was truly a special man ( just a ole cowboy ). And he will always have a special place in my heart. Y’all are all in my prayers. Rest in peace Papaw .

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. Joe Lynn was a good man who will be missed by all who knew him. God bless you all.

  17. My condolences to the family.
    Joe Lynn and I have spent many an afternoon in the showroom at Wayne Williams Motor Co talking about all kinds of common interests. I’ll always cherish the times we had.
    May God bless the family with your many sweet memories.

  18. May God bless all. My prayers are sent with love.I have fond memories of Joe Lynn as a child. Love, Janette

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