Joe Dale Jolley

December 22, 1959 ~ September 30, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Joe Jolley Obituary

Joe Dale Jolley, 63, of Center, Texas, passed away on September 30, 2023, at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born on December 22, 1959, in Mineral Wells, Texas, to the late Tennie Tex Jolley and Alice Joy (Strawbridge) Jolley. 

Funeral services will be held at Mangum Funeral Home, on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 11AM with Bro. Jason Wood officiating.  Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 6-8PM on Friday, October 6, 2023, at Mangum Funeral Home. 

Joe was raised in Tenaha, Texas. He attended Tenaha High School. He met the love of his life in church, Mary Pierce, and they were married on July 7, 1977. They raised 3 wonderful children, Jennifer, Joy, and Joseph. Joe was also known as the repo man as he worked many years in Shelby County repossessing for local banks. Throughout these years he made many friends. He also spent many years working at San Augustine Pawn & Gun shop and Bobs Pawn and Gun. He never met a stranger as he was a very personable man. He was kindhearted. Joe was a peacemaker. You could find Joe riding his four-wheeler, working in the yard, or just piddling as he would say.  His pride and joy was Mary, and he did everything he could to make sure she was taken care of. Joe loved spending time with his children, and grandchildren, and his fur baby Dinky.

He is survived by his wife,

Mary Jolley, of 46 years



Jennifer Iturbide and husband Mauro

Joy Wilburn and husband Jason

Joseph Jolley and wife Donna



Ethan Wilburn

Taylor Wilburn

Mercedes Iturbide

Jaxton Jolley

Shyloh Jolley


Brother and his children,

Tex Jolley and wife Kay

Rachael Jolley

Magan Jolley

Jeff Jacks

Greg Jacks


Numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.


Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Tennie and Alice Jolley.

Pallbearers serving will be Joseph Jolley, Jason Wilburn, Ethan Wilburn, Mauro Iturbide, Jonathan Pierce, and Seth Pierce.

Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor Wilburn, Mercedes Iturbide, Jaxton Jolley, and Shyloh Jolley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Mangum Funeral Home to help with final expenses.  

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October 6, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935

Funeral Service
October 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935


New Hope Cemetery
FM 2974
Center, TX 75935


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