Welcome to the memorial page for

Joseph "Joe" Sweeney

December 6, 1927 ~ October 4, 2017 (age 89)

Joseph Dennis Sweeney Jr., 89, of Amarillo passed away Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Graveside Service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, October 6, 2017 at Llano Cemetery with Rev. John Valdez as officiant.  Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

He was born December 6th, 1927 in Childress to Joseph Dennis and Emma Katherine Ryan Sweeney.  He graduated from Childress High School in 1947.  He served in the United States Army from 1948 to 1952 which included a tour of duty in Guam. After leaving the military, he worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad until retirement in 1993.  He was an active member of the Amarillo Railroad Museum, Inc.

He is preceded in death by beloved wife Ella Mae; his parents; his brothers Richard and Robert; and his sister Peggy Webb. 

Joseph is survived by daughter, Traci Moseley and husband Leonard; step sons,  Jim Childers and wife Marilyn, and Joe Childers and wife Joni; step grandchildren,  Carrie and husband Toby Castleberry, Jim Blake Childers, Jennifer Bebernes and husband Mike, Jon Childers and wife Lindsay, Wyatt Moseley; and four step great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to High Plains Food Bank, P.O. Box 31803, Amarillo, TX 79120, or your favorite charity.

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 Service Information

Graveside Service
October 6, 2017

2:00 PM
Llano Cemetery
2900 S. Hayes Street
Amarillo, TX 79105

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