Joe Allen Pfeiler, 81, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on February 21, 2022 in Alice, Texas at the age of 81. Joe was born on March 7, 1940 in Robstown, TX. He grew up in the South Texas area with his mother, father, and five siblings. He enjoyed his educational years in Banquete ISD and graduated in 1958.
Joe then attended San Jacinto Jr. College in Pasadena, TX where he grew to love electronics and technology. After graduation, he was employed by Schlumberger Oil Well Services and retired after 34 years of service. After that, he was employed by Baker Hughes for an additional 7 years. He then worked for the Texas Boll Weevil Association for another 2 years. His strong work ethic and dedication to his employers was apparent throughout his life.
Joe’s life was filled with drag racing in his younger years, a passion for cars; namely Volkswagens, a love of fishing and boats, loyalty and enjoyment of all things Whataburger, and dedicated involvement in politics. He also loved the Dallas Cowboys especially during the Tom Landry years.
Joe’s retirement life was full of church service, dining out with family and friends, and many hours spent with his adoring wife and family. He and his wife, Betty, were married 51 years upon his death.
Joe, along with Betty, instilled in their children and grandchildren the importance of family, friends, commitment, laughter, love, hard work, respect for self, respect for others, and his big heart for animals. He especially instilled in them a knowledge and love of God, and also Jesus as their Savior, brother, and friend. His children, grandchildren and anyone else who knew him will remember him for his tender spirit, boisterous laugh, his enduring patience, and his love… a love that was felt by anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. He was passionate about cars, politics, and spreading laughter, joy and smiles to each and everyone around him. He was an active and dedicated member of the Arlington Heights Church of Christ. He loved to share the good news, the Gospel, to everyone to help them draw closer to God.
Joe is survived by his wife, Betty Pfeiler; his children, Alison LeDonne (George) and Jeffrey Pfeiler (Jennifer). He was survived by brothers, Lenert and John; sisters, Ola Mae and Dorothy; 3 grandchildren, Megan, Braeden, and Katelyn; and many precious friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Isabella Pfeiler; brother, Adolph Pfeiler, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Nelson Formagus.
All are welcome to attend the celebration of Joe’s life with his visitation to begin on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 10:00AM at Arlington Heights Church of Christ with the funeral service to follow at 11:00AM Burial will follow at Sons of Hermann Cemetery in Orange Grove, TX.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul.
In lieu of flowers, donations are greatly appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.