Joseph V. Nevitt

March 31, 1922March 27, 2012

Joseph Vicknair (Joe) Nevitt was a native Dallasite and was born March 31, 1922. He is preceded in death by his parents, Francis Leo Nevitt, Sr. and Louise Vicknair Nevitt, brother Leo Nevitt, Jr. and sister Frances N. Kreymer/George Kreymer, M.D.

Joe leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years, Elaine Suttie Nevitt and their 10 children and spouses: Mark/Flo, Matthew/Kathy, John/Valerie, Renee/Gib, Thomas/Kim, David, Roxanne, Nancy/Victor, James/Susie, Andrew/Wendy. In addition, Joe has 27 grandchildren: Joshua, Justin/Heather, Mark Jr., Matthew/Christine, Adam/Jessica/ Amy/Christopher, Austin, Rheana/Gregory, Michael T./Sarah, Paul, Nicholas, Amanda, Scott, Anna, Thomas, Abbey, Nicole, Taylor, Jacqueline, Kirsten, John, Lauren, Michael S., Danielle, Andrew Jr., Walter, Adair, and was also blessed with 12 great-grandchildren: Harrison, Grant, Dean, Audrey, Luke, Colton, Connor, Benjamin, Emma, Catherine, Mason and Grace. Joe is also survived by his only niece, Karol Kreymer/Bob Card, M.D. of Houston.

Joe was a proud member and officer in the United States Marie Corps serving in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. During WWII he served in the South Pacific as an F4U Corsair fighter pilot with Marine fighter squadrons VMF-155 and VMF-114. Joe was especially proud to have flown many missions as wingman to then Captain John Glenn, astronaut and U.S. Senator, when John Glenn was Operations Officer for squadron VMF-155. Joe was awarded the Air Medal for his flights during WWII.

After many years in the janitorial supply business, Joe served as Business Manager at Bishop Lynch High School. In 1983, he began a new endeavor in the fragrance business, building a part-time business into what is now know as Nevitt Fragrances, Inc., which continues to be operated today by three of his children.

Joe has been an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church for over 50 years serving in many capacities including Eucharistic minister, lector, usher, Men’s Club President, Budget Drive Chairman and soccer coach. Joe was a life-time member of the Knights of Columbus Council 799 and served as a 4th Degree Knight. He was also a member of Elks Lodge 71 since 1989 where he called Bingo for 15 years.

The family would like to especially thank the staff at Doctor’s Hospital, Golden Acres and Southern Care Hospice for their dedicated care. They treated all of us and most especially Joe like family. A special thanks to Serena, Vickie and Leslie. Joe passed away on March 27th, just 3 days short of his 90th birthday. This has been a long journey for Joe but true to his Marine Corps spirit he fought hard and kept smiling to the very end.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates any expressions of love for Joe to be made to the Joe and Elaine Nevitt Scholarship Fund at Bishop Lynch High School, 9750 Ferguson Rd., Dallas, TX 75228, Attn: Chuck Rothermel.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 1, 3:00 to 5:00 pm with the Recitation of the Rosary at 4:00 pm at Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home.

The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating Joe’s life, will be at 10:30 am, Monday, April 2, 2012 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3030 Gus Thomasson Road, Dallas, Texas, with Rev. Sean Charles Martin, S.T.L.,S.T.D. celebrant.

Entombment will be at Calvary Hill Mausoleum, Dallas, Texas at 4:00 pm.


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    Sunday, April 1, 2012

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 2, 2012

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Brad Barlow

April 2, 2012

Joe's smile and favorite greeting will always be remembered. God bless all.

Mary Ross

April 1, 2012

To Elaine and all the family,

My deepest sympathy to all of you. I will remember Joe with much love. I have very fond memories that I shall treasure forever. May God comfort you in this great loss. Peace!

Sister Mary Paul (Barbara) Haase

March 31, 2012

Roxanne, Nancy, and all the Nevitts,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad will be in my prayers. I remember him from our Bishop Lynch days, and am inspired by his life story. May his soul rest in peace with Jesus.

CeCe and Bruce Edwards

March 31, 2012

So sorry everyone I understand your loss prayers are up for you for peace in your heart during this time

Bobby & Phyllis Beilue

March 30, 2012

Elaine and family,

Meeting and getting to know Joe has greatly blessed Phyllis and me. We deeply appreciate his devotion and kindness to you and his children and their families. We greatly admire his exemplary service to his nation during WWII and Korea. He was exceedingly humble and reluctant to discuss his war time accomplishments.

He had many admiring friends in addition to his large and loving family. We are all saddened by his absence, but we are better persons for having passed his way.

Joe would insist that I not mention anything about him without also highlighting your indispensable part in his story. You are a woman of grace and charm who loved, blessed, and supported him for sixty years. (I am counting a year of courtship. :-)) Joe would have everyone know that, had it not been his good fortune in meeting and marrying you, his life could not have been as happy and successful as it was.

Your neighbors down the street,
Bobby and Phyllis Beilue

Anne Marie Ross Alegre

March 30, 2012

Nevitt Family, I am so sorry for your considerable loss! As our families go way back and as time continues to march on, it's so sad to see the great ones being taken from us one by one. The good news is that he is surrounded by other faithful followers in Christ and that we will all meet again in Heaven one day. May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.

March 30, 2012

Tom, Jim, Andrew and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed your fathers company many times and he will be missed. He was a great man and a great patriot. May God comfort you and especially your mother.
Mark Stuart