It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved, Joe Nathan Wauford. He entered into eternal rest on October 1, 2023.
Joe had an undeniable presence that captivated all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His wit, humor, and charm left a lasting impression on those around him. With a magnetic personality, he effortlessly drew people to him and brightened any room he entered.
A man of generosity and kindness, Joe had a giving spirit that knew no bounds. He was always there for others, offering support, love, and guidance whenever it was needed. A pillar of strength, he didn't tolerate nonsense and stood up for what he believed in.
Sports and fishing held a special place in Joe's heart. These passions allowed him to find joy and relaxation amidst the bustling nature of life. But above all else, his family was his greatest source of happiness. The love he had for them was immeasurable, and his presence will forever be cherished in their hearts.
Not only did Joe leave an indelible mark on those who knew him personally but also on our nation as a whole. He served with honor and distinction in the United States Army during the Korean War as part of the 25th Signal Company. His valiant efforts were recognized with numerous accolades including the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, UN Service Medal, National Defense Medal, and the Merit Unit Commendation medal.
Joe is survived by his six children: Luther Harris, Tammy Anderson, Vonica Wauford, Todd Wauford, Joshua Safford, and Quessie Wauford. He also leaves behind his beloved sister Bertha Thomas and brother James Wauford. In addition to his immediate family, Joe leaves behind a legacy of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom will carry his memory with them in their hearts.
A celebration of Joe's life will take place on Sunday, October 15th, 2023 at the Fellowship Church located at 800 S Ford, Gallup NM 87301. A reception will follow at the Veteran's Center, honoring [Name]'s noble military service. His final resting place will be the Gallup State Veteran's Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest on Monday, October 16th, 2023 at 10 am.
We mourn the loss of our dear Joe, but we also celebrate the beautiful life he lived and the profound impact he had on those around him. In our hearts, his memory will forever remain as someone who offered sage advice, love, and boundless generosity. May he rest in eternal peace.