Joseph Franklin "Joe" Moreland

March 7, 1952November 6, 2018
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Family and friends, it is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Joseph Moreland. Joseph Franklin Moreland, 66, of Hurst, Texas peacefully and gracefully departed this life on November 6th, at his most beloved spot, Possum Kingdom Lake.

Joe was born on March 7, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas to Frank and Dorothy Moreland. Joe met his beloved wife, Connie in 1981 and in their 36 years together their life revolved around raising their three daughters; Shayna, Hayley and Whitney. Joe’s greatest joy in life was being a father to his girls and a grandpa to his grand-pups. He was known to many as a “Mr. Fix-It” because he loved welding, working with his hands, and could fix “almost” anything. Joe graduated from Texas Tech University in 74’ and continued to love and support his Red Raiders throughout the entirety of his life. Joe spent countless hours and weekends entertaining his family and his daughter’s friends at their ranch on Possum Kingdom Lake. Everyone who knew him knew that was his home away from home. Joe came alive when he was out there on the ranch tending to the land that he frequented as a child with his father and uncle. It will forever be a memorable place to all that knew him. Our family is at peace knowing he passed at his most cherished place.

Joe is survived by his wife, Connie Moreland, daughters Shayna Moreland, Hayley Earwood & husband Sean, and Whitney Moreland, Sister Sonja Adams & husband Neal, brother in-law Greg Ferguson, and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at 12:30 pm on Monday, November 12th at Bluebonnet Hill Funeral Home Chapel with a reception to follow in the Bluebonnet Family Lounge. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in honor of Joe. The address is P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125. Be sure to indicate that your donation is in honor of Joseph Franklin Moreland. An acknowledgement will be sent to Joe’s wife, Connie. You may also call 800-242-8721.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, November 12, 2018

Joseph Franklin "Joe" Moreland

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Floyd and Sherry Earwood

November 19, 2018

To the Moreland Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Joe. We met Joe, Connie, Shayna, and Whitney after our son, Sean started dating Hayley. Joe was so friendly and it seemed like we had known him for a long time. You could tell Joe was so proud of his daughters. We gained a beautiful daughter-in-law in Hayley and had a great time at Sean and Hayley's wedding. We were looking forward to many more fun times with Joe.
May God bring you peace always and may your happy memories comfort you in the days ahead.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Floyd and Sherry Earwood

Susan Baucom

November 12, 2018

Some of my fondest childhood memories are coming down to Texas every other year for vacation! The ranch was always my favorite part and I know how much it meant to Joe. So glad that he was in his favorite place. Hugs and kisses to you all and hopefully we can see each other again soon. Love and prayers!

Laurie Leenhouts

November 11, 2018

Connie and girls, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dusty and Shelby have fond memories of Uncle Joe and Aunt Connie visits. The influence Joe has had on the girls shows. He was a fun and kind man who made us all smile. Godspeed Joe. With much love, the Leenhouts family.

Alex Versland

November 11, 2018

What a great man and family to have had the pleasure of knowing and being a part of in high school. I will never forget getting Shayna’s F-250 stuck in the Fort Worth river bottoms, and Joe having to rent and drive a backhoe down Hwy 360 the following morning to dig us out. I think he was mad on the exterior, but deep down I know he was proud of his Shayna for hanging with the boys and giving that truck all it had. One of my best/worst nights on earth and Joe handeled it like a true cowboy. Thank you, Joe and Shayna. God Bless you and your family.

Jerry Pittman

November 11, 2018

I am still in shock to hear of my friend’s passing. Such a great guy that Joe Moreland, always happy and with something good to say. Your Mother will welcome you in heaven Joe! RIP Joe.

Beth Brockenbush

November 10, 2018

I met Joe through the Ornish Alumni Cohort that met biweekly in Arlington. He made the trip to the meetings, frequently after a stressful day listening to folks argue their tax appraisals, and came in with his distinctive strut and drawl, a joke on his lips and a twinkle in his eye! I found him to be an absolute delight, and enjoyed talking about our respective daughters' weddings, the fishing at PK, and good dogs we have known. I have no doubt he will be sorely missed by many circles here, but is currently sitting on a grand porch with his mother, watching a gorgeous sunset.

Kathy Jackson

November 9, 2018

Connie and family. It was a pleasure to meet Joe 7 years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. He introduced himself with that wonderful smile he had. I so enjoyed working with him, learning from him and talking about all things regarding the ranch. I enjoyed talking with someone who had simular passion and intrest. It's like talking to a favorite uncle. He was so giving and heart full of joy especially when he talked about his family. He touched so many people in his lifetime there has to be a special place just for him. Sorry for your families loss. May his memory and laughs you shared help you through the comming days, weeks, months, and years.

Maureen Hutchison

November 9, 2018

Joe Moreland was always a happy face in the morning at TARB! He had amazing stories to tell about auditing, real estate, ranches, cattle. His eyes would sparkle brighter when he mentioned his wife and girls.
As a chairman, Joe always treated people with high respect and he will be missed by those of us who got to know him in bits and pieces between hearings. My sincere condolences to his family in their loss of a kind man.
Maureen Hutchison


November 9, 2018

Dear Connie and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad and difficult time. May God grant each of you the healing power of many beautiful cherished memories. He was a joy to know, and I always enjoyed his jovial sense of humor. He did love his family more than life itself. God bless each of you and do know that he will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Warm Regards,

Linda Gunter

Phyllis Allen

November 9, 2018

Tarrant County ARB will not be the same for me. JOE’s laugh, his ranch stories and his property knowledge always made my day. Joe, I will miss you.