Joe was born in Pueblo, Colorado on May 27, 1951 to Keith & Dorothy Muterspaugh, who soon thereafter moved their growing family to Wichita Falls, which subsequently became Joe’s lifelong home (except for summers on wheat harvest as a teen and a brief job-related stay in Gainesville). He attended both the Academy of Mary Immaculate and Wichita Falls public schools, graduating from Old High in 1969, followed by studies at Midwestern State University.
Throughout his 30+ years working in the printing industry, Joe not only excelled in his work but set many standards for others to follow. In the process, as he did in every other aspect of his life, Joe made friends - a LOT of friends … a lot of really good friends. He loved them each & every one and would do just about anything he could to help someone in need.
One thing many people don’t know about Joe is that he also loved to garden and took great pride in his yard and his flowers & vegetables. He was into organic gardening way before it was ‘a thing’ and hasn’t used a toxin of any kind in years.
Yes indeed - Joe loved his yard, and he loved his friends, and he adored his furbabies, Roxie & Abe. But he cherished his family beyond words, and it would be a futile journey to try to find a man who found more joy & took more pride in his family than Joe Muterspaugh.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and by brothers Keith & Tommy, and sister, Lucy Servies. His survivors include his loving wife & best friend, Nancie Torrez Muterspaugh; his son, Joe Muterspaugh & wife Jennifer, along with their sons Andy, Tommy, and Charlie; daughter Amie Stone & husband Casey, and their daughters Kayleigh, Emily & Nathalie; siblings Jann Lynn, Dee Pounds, Mary Masui, and Pat Muterspaugh; dozens of nieces & nephews & in-laws; and friends too numerous to mention.
Many people who knew Joe remember him for his unparalleled knack for storytelling. He began honing the craft as a kid, sometimes embellishing the truth with a little (or a lot) of fable sprinkled in - but always, his tales were entertaining. Ultimately it became part & parcel of who he was, and it left an indelible mark on all of us. More than one of us is often going to find ourselves longing for just one more round of ‘The thing about it is …”
(The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, the American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.)
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