Saturday, January 2, 2010

In Memory of Joel Whitlow Foote Jr.

We lost our Precious Joel last Sunday. Such a loss to our family and a great warm heart gone all to soon. Joel is Blake's oldest nephew, his step-sister Lezlie's oldest son. He was always so loving toward our children and brought a smile to all those around him. Blake was down with his family hunting last weekend when everything happened. He was so glad he was there to help the family, though nothing can ever really help in a situation like this. It brought back all to familar feelings for us. We are comforted by knowing that he and Lucas are together in Heaven!

Joel's service was wonderful and his visitation had almost a 2 hour wait to get into the funeral home. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Joel Whitlow Foote, Jr. (April 22, 1985 - December 27, 2009)
Joel died Sunday, December 27, 2009 as the result of an automobile accident in Montrose, Arkansas. Joel was a native and life long resident of Hamburg, AR. He graduated from Hamburg High School in 2003 and he was the manager of Jade Foods. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe and was a member of the KA Fraternity. He was an avid duck hunter, deer hunter and he loved to lift weights and play baseball. He was a very loving and compassionate son, brother, husband and friend.
He is preceded in death by an infant sister, Felicia Stock Foote; his paternal grandparents, Billy Foote & Mildred Sawyer Foote and his maternal grandfather, Donald Seamans.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Garner Foote; his parents, Joe & Leslie Seamans Foote; a brother, Drew Foote all of Hamburg; a sister, Destin Foote of Monticello; his grandparents, Dane & Annette Weindorf of Hamburg and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Funeral services are 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Jim Ward officiating. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jeremiah Simms, Brent Harrod, Michael Stanley, Patrick Owens, Javan Long, Gregg Hiegel, Rob Perry and Gene Barnes. Honorary pallbearers are William Foote, Bain Foote, Jeff Foote, Jr., Dax Weindorf, Blake Weindorf and Wade Lindon Tubbs. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646.
This picture was of Christmas 2007; Joel is holding Pierce
(Lucas is in the middle)


Anonymous said...

It is with great sadness that I read the story of such a terrible tragedy in your family. A young man's life cut way too short. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know Joel & Lucas are together. I hope 2010 gets better ... may faith guide you.

Love, Tracy K.

Kurby Family said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our families' thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I love the picture... Knox isn't in it but Baby Lucas and precious Joel!!... Lucas and Joel are in heaven together!! What a blessing!! -- Evan Tubbs

Catherine said...

God bless his soul in heaven

Lucas was born to us 5/10/07 and was soon diagnosed with CHARGE. CHARGE syndrome is a recognizable (genetic) pattern of birth defects which occurs in about one in every 9-10,000 births worldwide. It is an extremely complex syndrome, involving extensive medical and physical difficulties that differ from child to child. Babies with CHARGE syndrome are often born with life-threatening birth defects, including complex heart defects and breathing problems. They spend many months in the hospital and undergo many surgeries and other treatments. Swallowing and breathing problems make life difficult even when they come home. The letters in CHARGE stand for: Coloboma of the eye, Heart defects, Atresia of the choanae, Retardation of growth and/or development, Genital and/or urinary abnormalities, and Ear abnormalities and deafness. Lucas's anomalies included with his case of CHARGE include minor heart defects of ASD and PDA, bilateral choanal atresia repaired at four days old, undescended testes repaired at seven months old, and ear abnormalities; also he has reflux and aspirated while feeding shortly after being born and thus had a G-tube and Nissen Fundoplication at five weeks old. Additionally he has PE tubes, very low muscle tone and facial palsy on his right side. Lucas was diagnosed with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension at 12 months old. He showed us how to shine through the rain as he lost his bravely fought battle and entered into Heaven on 10/02/08. He was our miracle on earth the 507 days we spent with him. For more information, visit