Joe Elliott Small

November 25, 1932October 12, 2018

Joe Elliott Small passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the age of 85 in Rockwall, Texas. He was born in Canton, South Dakota to Harvey and Eleanor Ericson. Later, adopted father Dale Small all of whom preceded him in death along with his wife, Jo Ann Small. Joe had many professions over the years but was better known for his auctioneering. He mentored many future auctioneers as well. He is survived by his half-brother, Merle Ericson and wife Pat; nephew, Billy Green and wife Pam; nieces, Jody Trible and husband Richard, and Karen Green; and other extended family members and friends to cherish his memory.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 3, 2018

Joe Elliott Small

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Brad H. Wooley

October 30, 2018

Mr. Joe Small was a mentor of mine and I’m pretty sure he knew nothing of it. He was the one you wanted to copy off of, for sure. He was also a dear friend of my father, the late B. L. Wooley. Who was a fellow & proud member of the NAA.
I was fortunate enough to grow up, literally running in & out of the NAA convention halls and having the privalage to meet and get to know the great ones that came befor us. Joe was one of those great ones.
Joe Small was a giant of a man in my world and loved by so many in Joe’s. He will be missed by all of us.
Gods speed to the Small family.

Rick King

October 22, 2018

Joe and JoAnn became an important part of my life when I was blessed to know them at College Mound UMC. First it was his kindness and generosity. I have tried my best to live up to his contribution of time and energy to the church. He encouraged me to assume his position as the "Voice of the Choir" for the annual Christmas music program. His generosity is the reason that I now have a complete tuxedo setup that I wear to honor him. Rick and Janie King

Kay Dean

October 17, 2018

Joe and JoAnn were such a lovely couple! College Mound United Methodist Church was so blessed when they retired and choose to join our little country church. Joe gave his time and talent to many of our programs and projects. His speaking voice could make just reading the telephone book elegant and beautiful! So grateful to have had him as our friend. Odie and Kay Dean