Joseph Ira Denmark, age 90, passed away peacefully on January 21 in Trinity, FL.
Joe grew up in Tarpon Springs in a house built by his father. He served in the Pacific as a U.S. Navy Yeoman during WWII. After the war, he met the love of his life, Paula Barnes, at church. They married in 1956 and raised 3 children. The family moved to New York in 1970, when Joe was transferred in his job as electrical engineer for Stauffer Chemical. Joe and Paula moved back to their native Florida after his retirement and resumed attending their longtime church, Bethany Temple Church of God, now known as Lifeâ€™s Source Church, where they remained active members throughout their lives.
Joe will be remembered for his faith in God, love of family, and his gift for telling funny stories. He is survived by children Janet of New Port Richey, David (Bonnie) of Brewster, NY, and Tim (Yvonne) of Mahopac, NY; grandchildren Ethan (Jackie), Zachary, Ryan, and Sophie, all of NY; and brother Newton Keith (Mary) of Nashville, TN. He is predeceased by his wife of 62 years; his grandson Matthew; and his sisters, Winifred Powell and Marie Bowden.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, January 25, at Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, 8825 Old Country Road 54, New Port Richey. Services will be held 10 am Saturday, January 26, at Lifeâ€™s Source Church, 2549 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, with interment following at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 12609 Memorial Drive, Trinity.