ForeverMissed
We lost Chicken Joe on February 5, 2021. He was my Brother for 38 years, he was a founding member of our BACA chapter and a supporter working for full membership in the Wild Rivers Chapter, he was an organ donor and he gave some of himself to others to help them even after he was gone- that is one good brother! He will be remembered on the Fisherman's Memorial wall in Charleston, Oregon where he would port out of as a commercial fisherman.  He was also working at Waterfall Community Health Center in North Bend with me on my Facility Crew, where he made a daily difference in many other lives. He was fearless despite his nickname.  He was a surfer, a father, a brother, a grandfather, an uncle, a great uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was a member of 7 Devils Chapter of BACA.  He was my Brother! --Donnie "Stitch" Conn
Posted by Courtney DuMond on February 22, 2021
Joe was an extraordinary guy and coworker. So generous and thoughtful. I miss seeing him in the hallways or working outside in the rain. A bright light indeed. Miss you Joe! You left a legacy.
Posted by Allan Rucker on February 18, 2021
We were on a ride one day, just cruising along, when Joe comes zipping by on my left, and with that big smile of his, and a simple hand gesture, he told me how I was number one in his life. A bit later, and so not to be outdone, I passed him and with the same gesture, told him how he was number one in my life too. After we stopped, we had a good laugh about it and a hug and these are the memories I have of Chicken Joe. There was always laughter. We were always happy to see each other. He always greeted me with a smile and a hug. We had great conversations and I believe he truly loved the B.A.C.A. mission. I considered him a Brother. Those who know me, know how serious I am in that regard and I don't use that term lightly. I will miss you Brother. Ride In Peace and wherever you are, continue being that obstacle...
L&R, Monkey.
Posted by Betsy Mowe on February 18, 2021
Joe was an extraordinary co-worker and friend who had the biggest heart. We shared lots of laughs and unforgettable memories. He will be missed forever. #AlwaysWaterfallFamily
Posted by Francis Vrell on February 18, 2021
I have always known Joe and his family. Joe and I took detours in our lives that had similar outcomes of us living our best lives afterwards. When I think of Joe over the 35 yrs I have known him I always comes back to his big beautiful loving smile and warm heart. I am sad he is gone but I know he is smiling down on all of us!! Rest easy and give our Momma's love.
Posted by Diane Crawford on February 18, 2021
I will always remember Joe as the little blonde curly haired boy that we took to the park everyday RIP Joe
Posted by Danielle Kerkman on February 18, 2021
Growing up Joe and I were the best friends and the worst enemies as siblings often are. The day I had my son and Joe became an uncle for the first time keeps popping around in my mind. The smile that didn't leave his face for days when I told him I named him Joseph after him. That smile that shines all the way up to his bright blue eyes. That day was one of the days that I will forever hold deep in my heart. It was one of the first times as adults that Joe and I truly bonded. Over the years we struggled but always knew the other was just a phone call away. I know I can't call you anymore but I know you can hear me. I love you Joe and I hope you are dancing and singing with the angels. I am so proud of all you overcame and the man you had become. Fly high brother
Posted by Kathy Sahlberg on February 18, 2021
Your smile as soon as we saw each other over a sea of heads in the parking lot, and the hug you gave me... Brother, if I had known that was the last time I’d see you... I’d have never let go of you.
Your love, your smile and that hug will be with us every minute, every ride, every mile. Grateful that that I got to meet you as an Angel here on earth first.
Posted by Jerry Estabrook on February 18, 2021
I first met Joe when he helped my grandson onto his motorcycle to get photo on the Harley. Little did I know we would form a friendship a brother hood that would last for ever. Joe rode fast and hard, as my road captain it was a challenge for me to keep up with him at first. I will never forget riding down the highway side by side and smashing fist together. I miss you brother, you will always be in my thoughts until we meet again.
Posted by Tedd McDonald on February 18, 2021
I knew I was going to have a good day whenever I came in and Joe was there. He always responded with kindness and humor to my dorky doctor jokes and perceptions of Oregon based on being a Nevadan. I miss his light.
Posted by James Northrop on February 18, 2021
I had only worked at Waterfall for a couple of months when I was hospitalized. I had only the basic introduction to Joe up to that point. He sought me out, talked about a family member who had a heart condition and had stents done, and how I was going to be fine, “better than new!”My relationship with Joe was based on how he treated me, that day, and from then on. Every time we interacted, it was from that place of brotherhood. He shared his sense of humor, his kindness, and sometimes his frailty. The fact that I was let in as a brother was due to his true character. I miss him and love him. Not because of who I am, but because of who he is. Thank you Joe...
Posted by Sara Glazier on February 18, 2021
Miss your smiling face! Your laughter filling up the room! Your kindness! Your an amazing man and we miss you so so much!

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Posted by Courtney DuMond on February 22, 2021
Joe was an extraordinary guy and coworker. So generous and thoughtful. I miss seeing him in the hallways or working outside in the rain. A bright light indeed. Miss you Joe! You left a legacy.
Posted by Allan Rucker on February 18, 2021
We were on a ride one day, just cruising along, when Joe comes zipping by on my left, and with that big smile of his, and a simple hand gesture, he told me how I was number one in his life. A bit later, and so not to be outdone, I passed him and with the same gesture, told him how he was number one in my life too. After we stopped, we had a good laugh about it and a hug and these are the memories I have of Chicken Joe. There was always laughter. We were always happy to see each other. He always greeted me with a smile and a hug. We had great conversations and I believe he truly loved the B.A.C.A. mission. I considered him a Brother. Those who know me, know how serious I am in that regard and I don't use that term lightly. I will miss you Brother. Ride In Peace and wherever you are, continue being that obstacle...
L&R, Monkey.
Posted by Betsy Mowe on February 18, 2021
Joe was an extraordinary co-worker and friend who had the biggest heart. We shared lots of laughs and unforgettable memories. He will be missed forever. #AlwaysWaterfallFamily
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