Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Joe Ben Wolf, Sr.
May 4, 2018
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Funeral services for Joe Ben Wolf, Sr., 90, of Gladewater will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Rudy officiating. Visitation will be held 6-8 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Rader Funeral Home. Interment will be in Waldrip Cemetery in Fairplay, TX. Mr. Wolf passed away May 4, 2018 in Longview.
Joe was born October 9, 1927 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Alvin Leonard Wolf and Sylvia Audrey Marshall Wolf. He proudly served his country as a merchant Marine in World War II and then was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. Joe was very well known and respected throughout the East Texas area. He was a member of the Danville Masonic Lodge. He owned and operated several bars and smokehouses over the years including The County Line (Kilgore and Gladewater), The Green Frog, Cherokee Village Barbeque and Grocery on Lake Cherokee, and The Pig Trail Inn in Longview. Joe always knew exactly where he stood and instilled this in his family. “A man’s word is everything” was the lesson he tried to teach them. Joe had a friend everywhere he went. Each time his family goes somewhere out of town, they are recognized as being related to Joe somehow! He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Betty Sue Lafer. He is survived by his son, Joe Ben Wolf, Jr.; grandchildren, Joe Ben “Trey” Wolf, III and wife, Mattie and Emma-Lee Wolf; great grandchildren, Trenton Alec Wolf, Mackenzie Lynn Oney, James Albert “Jake” Oney, Addie Joe Wolf, and Trevor Bayne Wolf; sisters, Ann and Wanda Hanlon; and numerous other family and friends who loved him dearly.

Joe Ben Wolf, Sr.
May 4, 2018
Visitation Schedule
Rader Funeral Home Chapel of Kilgore
401 North Martin Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
6-8- p.m.
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Service Schedule
Rader Funeral Home Chapel
401 N. Martin
Kilgore, TX  75662
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
2 p.m.
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