Funeral services for Joe Wayne Recknor, 77, of Anderson and formerly of Buffalo, are set for 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo. Rev. Larry Morris, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will follow in the Buffalo City Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m., with the family present to receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Joe Recknor was born December 30, 1934, in Buffalo and lived there most of his life. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a carpenter and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Joe loved to hunt and fish and was a big Astro’s fan. He also liked to watch all sports. Joe enjoyed farming.
His first wife, Betty (Smith) Recknor, preceded him in death. When he married again, he went to live in Anderson, Texas for 13 years.
Joe was also preceded in death by his parents, Robert Franklin and Anna Bell (McWhorter) Recknor; a brother, Harold Recknor; a sister, Gladys Williams; and a son, Jody Recknor. He passed away on September 30, in a Fairfield hospital.
His surviving family includes his wife, Dorothy Walkoviak of Anderson; a son, Bobby Wayne Recknor and wife Brenda of Groesbeck; three step-sons, Doug Walton of Mexia, Greg Walkoviak of Anderson and Tim Walkoviak of Caldwell; a daughter, Regina Oliver and husband, Steve, of Buffalo; four step-daughters, Linda Smalley of Mexia, Sheila Creal of Hayden, AL, Joni Willis of Anderson and Carolyn Henry of Dallas; a brother, Bill Recknor of Hill Top Lakes; numerous grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers are Joseph Oliver, Louis Oliver, Melvin Sheffield, Marvin Hartless, Gondal Mullenax and Rondal Mullenax.
Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.