Joe Eldon Boase, 78, of Granbury, a retired electrician, passed away Friday, August 6, 2010 at Kingwood Medical Center. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 9, 2010 at Bosley Cemetery. Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lacy Funeral Home.

Joe was  born on May 3, 1932 to the late Jim and Corine Eakins Boase in Erath County. He married Nella Yancy on May 9, 1956, in Morgan Mill and she preceded  him in death on February 9, 1989.

Joe served our country during the Korean war in the US Navy.

Survivors include daughters Diana Vrba of Brownwood, and Connie Simmons and husband Forrest of Morgan Mill; sons Mark Boase and wife Gail of Granbury and Dean Boase and wife Anita of Katy; sisters Ruth Whalley of Golthwaite, Larue Woods of Austin, Marth and Woods of Proctor; brother Robert Boase of Houston; grandchildren, Ashley Vrba, Wayne Simmons, Shane Simmons, Douglas Simmons, Jennifer Ross, Joe Boase II, Kelly Boase, and Amanda Boase; and great-grandchildren Cullen and Yancy.

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Published August 8, 2010

Stephenville Empire-Tribune