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STILWELL – Joe Moses, the son of Martha Coon, was born April 29, 1947, in the Rocky Mountain Community of Adair County. He passed from this life on Sept. 16, 2015, at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, at the age of 68. Joe attended Cave Springs School and later received his GED. He then served his country proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnamese Service Medal, a Vietnamese Campaign Medal, and a Purple Heart. After one tour of duty and completing his military service, he was honorably discharged. After completing his military service, Joe moved to Tulsa in 1970 and began taking classes at Tulsa Community College. On Sept. 2, 1983, Joe married Michelle Woodrome in Roland and they made their home in Tulsa. Joe enjoyed playing his guitar, working out and loved watching football and boxing. His favorite teams were the Oakland Raiders and the OSU Cowboys. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Lincoln and Martha (Coon) Scott; brothers, Charley Scott, Huckleberry Scott, French Scott; and sisters, Mary Layton and Polly Nofire. He leaves behind to cherish his memory a loving family which includes, his wife, Michelle Moses, of the home; children, Joseph Junior Leach and wife, Angela, of Tahlequah, Rebecca Moses and Kimberly Moses, of Tulsa; siblings, Victor Moses and wife, Carole, of Talihina, Pamela Wungnema, of Carson City, Nev., Bobbie Gail Smith and husband, Chad, of Tahlequah, Wynema Bush and husband, David, of Tahlequah, Michael Scott, of Watts, David Scott and wife, Elizabeth (Sam), of Rocky Mountain, and Nancy Scott, of Tahlequah; grandchildren, Mikko Joseph Lee Leach, William Joseph Leach and Erin Jo Leach, of Tahlequah; great-grandson, Major Mark Joseph Leach; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at Hart Memorial Chapel in Stilwell with Rev. Dale Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Echota Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell. Online guest book and obituaries available at: www.hartfuneralhome.net. Hart Funeral Home, P.O. Box 348, Stilwell, 918-696-6996.
Published on  September 21, 2015
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