Joe Howard Adare (passionately known as Pa Pa), of Bastrop, Texas went
to his Heavenly Home on October 25, 2018.
Joe Howard was born in Austin to Howard and Bessie Adare on November
25, 1942. He graduated from Briggs High School and attended Southwest
Texas State University. He married his bride, Wanda Wright, on September
28, 1962 in Bastrop. He worked at L.C.R.A. for over 30 years as well as 10 years
with BISD after retiring from L.C.R.A. He dedicated many hours to the Little
League organization of Bastrop. He also, after fully being retired took on
mowing yards, and was known as Joe’s mowing service.
Joe was happiest with his family gathered together and at his deer lease hunting
with his boys. He also looked forward to his “church time” with the First Baptist
Church Men’s Ministry every Thursday morning at 7:00am at Texas Grill.
Joe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Wanda Adare, sons Kevin Adare and wife Lynn;
Kendal Adare and wife Jennifer; and daughter Kimberly Thompson and husband Chris.
He is also survived by his sister Nancy Lane and her husband Rex Lane. The pride of
Joe’s life was being Papa to his seven grandchildren and six great grandkids: son
Kevin’s children: Meghan Shepherd, granddaughter and her husband Travis and
great grandchildren Braxton, Case, and Grayson; Morgan Adare, grandson and his
wife Kelsey and children Cooper, Bailey, Elliott; Micah Adare, grandson and best friend
and his wife Mikayla; Son Kendal’s children: Kinsey Adare, granddaughter, Bryson Adare,
grandson; daughter Kimberly’s children Blake Thompson, grandson, and Connor
Visitation will be from 4 to 6:00pm on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Marrs-Jones-Newby
Funeral Home in Bastrop.
Funeral services will be held 10:00am Monday, October 29, 2018 at First Baptist Church
of Bastrop with Dr. Raymond Edge officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery,
Pallbearers will be Grandsons and Honorary Pallbearers: Jason Mouser in memory of
Henry Mouser and Chad Cox in honor of Clyde Cox.
Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Bastrop Men's Ministry, 1202 Water
Street, Bastrop, TX 78602.
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Prayers are with you. Mr. Adare brings so many wonderful memories to mind. I couldn't have asked for better neighbors. May you be comforted during this difficult time as only God can comfort. We look forward to that great reunion with the Lord. Hugs . Love, Nadine and Stephen Cowey
Nadine CoweyBuchanan Dam, TX
I just found out about Joe's passing. God bless this wonderful family man. He was the first person I met when moving to Bastrop in 1983. Many mornings were spent with Joe and the "Town Bunch" drinkin' coffee by the fire or playing golf. Even this Aggie learned a lot from Orange Joe. Joe told me once after a bad AGGIEi football loss to TU. "Mac" don't let a bunch of 18 to 20 year olds ruin your day. Enen though I,Joe, bleed orange, football is just a GAME.
Joe was not a gentleman, he was a gentle man!
.Just loook how he cared for his family
Mac McCrackenbastrop, TX
Alvie ClarkGeorgetown, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Joe was a wonderful Christian and faithful servant!
Jane HowellBastrop, TX
My condolences to the family of Joe. I will always remember him as a great friend.
Steve GlennCorpus Christi, TX
My condolences to Joe's family, may God be with them through this difficult time. I met Joe in 1987 when I went to work in Safety for LCRA. An awesome gentleman and always willing to share safety ideas. I truly enjoyed working and knowing Joe. Again my condolences.
Virginia MorenoColumbus, TX
Thoughts and prayers to all of the family
Brenda ParkinsonSmithville, TX
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. JOE WAS ONE OF THE NICEST GUYS I EVER WORKED WITH AT LCRA. GOD BLESS.
MICHAEL BIECKAUSTIN|TX, TX
Wanda we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family during this most difficult time. God Bless.
Buster WatsonBastrop, TX