Rhoton Funeral Home

1511 South Interstate 35E, Carrollton, TX


Mr. Joe D Lifsey

22 November , 192523 October , 2019

Joe D. Lifsey (Daddy Joe), 93, passed away October 23, 2019, at his home in Carrollton, Texas. Joe was born November 22, 1925, to Talfourd and Hattie Lifsey in Durant, Oklahoma, but he came to Texas as fast as he could. On April 26, 1963, he married the love of his life, Mary Rebecca Stevenson, who he met at First Baptist Church, Dallas. Joe spent his career in the hardware industry, where he was a highly regarded and award-winning buyer for Higginbotham-Pearlstone Hardware Co for over 30 years. After retirement and the death of his wife, Mary Lifsey, he met Jimmie Lou Krecek and she a became a wonderful companion to him. Joe was a member of First Baptist Church, Carrolton. He loved watching football, especially the Dallas Cowboys, pecan sandies, and Dr. Pepper. He was a loving and generous grandfather and friend, and will be greatly missed! Joe is survived by his 2 granddaughters Beth Wilson and Jennifer Perry; six great-grandchildren, Dylan Wilson, Baylee Wilson, Gage Wilson, Ryan Perry, Lauren Perry, and Brooke Perry; daughter-in-law, Karen Stiles; and loving caregiver and friend, Erlinda Johnson. Services for Joe are at Rhoton Funeral Home on October 31, 2019. 10:00 viewing, 11:00 service. He will be buried at Laurel Land in Dallas.


  • Visitation Thursday, 31 October , 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 31 October , 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, 31 October , 2019


Mr. Joe D Lifsey

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Susan Arndt

15 November 2019

Prayers for the family during your time of loss.
Thank you for mentioning my aunt, Jimmie Lou. Joe was very good to her and always kind to our family. He was present at many of our holiday and family celebrations over the years.